A garage in the Woodquay area of Galway in September 1981.

Galway In Days Gone By

1917 Connemara’s wealth We have proof of the fact that a considerable portion of the district of Murvey, Roundstone, is rich indeed in mineral wealth. Recent investigation has shown that the “molybdenite” discovered here some time...
The Naomh Eanna ferry, which served the Aran Islands for decades, is pictured at Galway Port in 1980, with the huge container crane in the background which was never used as Galway Port failed to develop container traffic and became it something of white elephant.

Galway In Days Gone By

1917 Ice floes on the Corrib One of the most peculiar and interesting phenomena in connection with the recent severe weather was the ice floes which came down the Corrib last week. When these entered the...
The Padraic Ó Conaire statue in Eyre Square Galway in the 1950s. The original stone statue of the Connemara-born Irish language writer was designed by Albert Power, and it was unveiled by Taoiseach Eamon De Valera in 1935. In 1999, it was vandalised by a gang of drunken youths who knocked the head off. Surgery had to be carried out, including work on the nose, fixing the brim of the hat, and cracks along the neck. In 2004, while the Eyre Square redesign project was underway, it was moved to the grounds of City Hall, before being relocated to Galway City Museum two years later. The original statue is still being housed in the museum which is likely to be its permanent home. A replica replacement bronze statue is due to be put in place in Eyre Square in the coming weeks.

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1917 Severe cold spell For the past week we have been treated to a severe spell of arctic weather – intense cold, frost and snow – which has now continued unabated for close on eight days....
Farmers demanding the draining of the Dunkellin River mount a protest in 1970.

Galway In Days Gone By

1917 Council bear garden Tuam District Council chamber was converted into a bear garden during the progress of the quarterly meeting. There was a large attendance of members, and a few hundred road contractors occupied the...
The organising committee of the Athenry Hurling Club dinner held in the Sacre Coeur Hotel in January 1975 were (seated, from left): Messrs. Gerald Corbett, Secretary; Fr. Willie Cummins, Chairmna; Miss Midge Poniard; Patrick Ruane, Treasurer; and James Corbett, Vice-President. Standing: Christy Kelly, Jackie O'Shea, Gus Feeney, Leo Coffey, Luke Glynn and Noel Kelly.

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1917 Letter to the Editor Sir, Allow me to draw the attention of Mr. Kennedy, Co. Surveyor to the scandalous condition of the road which leads from Clonboo cross towards Drumgriffin Cross, in the Annaghdown district,...
Riverdance was a long way into the future when this group of young Irish dancers from Loughrea posed for the camera in 1967.

Galway In Days Gone By

1917 Mail-order houses All who have the interests of Irish trade at heart must feel concerned at the huge amount of money sent from Ireland to cross-Channel mail-order houses. One of the lesser-known of these firms...

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