Galway goalkeeper Johnny Geraghty clears the ball upfield in the 1964 All-Ireland defeat of Kerry,at a jam-packed Croke Park the county's first title in their legendary three-in-a-row triumphs. Players frequently wore caps in those days and, as well as the goalie, Galway's Sean Meade is also sporting one. Other players in the photo are Tom Lowry and Mick O'Dwyer of Kerry and Enda Colleran of Galway.

Galway In Days Gone By

1917 Fined for driving At Galway Petty Sessions, Mrs. Julia Dowling, Ballinasloe, was charged under the Petrol Restrictions Order for using petrol in going to the Galway Races on the 1st August, contrary to the Order...
Members of Dunmore ICA who received their Home Nursing Certificates in the Sharavogue Ballroom in May 1972. Seate: Mary Gilmore, Julia Jennings, May Byrne (president), Marie Burke (instructress), Beatrice Casby, Bridget Donlon, and Mary McNamara. Back: Patricia Hannon, Mary Mullen, Julia Concannon, Bea Cullinane, Teresa Comer, Maura Lyons, Dolores McDonagh, Margaret Reddington, and Agnes Boyle.

Galway In Days Gone By

1917 6-year-old witness At Ballinasloe Petty Sessions, Mr. W. Hastings summoned Mr. J.A. Butler for taking a “Western News” from his premises on the 1st inst. Complainant: I would very respectfully ask, before proceeding with the case,...
A protest against the demolition of old buildings in Lower Merchants Road, Galway in 1979.

Galway In Days Gone By

1917 Big Galway fire One of the biggest fires that has occurred in Galway for a number of years took place in the early hours of Saturday morning, when the Galway Steam Saw Mills, owned by...
Also among the prizewinners were Misses Bridie Fahy, Oughterard; Mary Lydon, Roscahill; and Margaret Flaherty, Moycullen.

Galway In Days Gone By

1917 Annual TB report The annual report of the Tuberculosis Medical Officer for Co. Galway for the year ending April 31 is deserving of more than passing notice. Dr. B. O’Beirne informs the Sanatorium Committee that...
Children from Loughrea who won prizes at the Sligo Feis in April 1967. Front row (from left): Aideen Benson, Mary McGuire, Paul Brady, Teresa Martyn and Gail Kelly. Standing: Teresa Hope, Gerard Dervan, Noreen Deegan, Geraldine Treacy, Anne Duffy, Breda Ryan, Padraic Benson and Rosaleen Delaney.

Galway In Days Gone By

1917 Britain’s best pickpocket As a well-groomed man was entering a first-class carriage of the mail train at Galway station last evening, a plain clothes constable tipped him on the shoulder and handed him over to...

Galway in days gone by

1917 Motor duties not paid At a meeting of Galway County Council, the Acting Secretary said that he had received a sheaf of letters from Mr. Kilkelly, the Council’s solicitor, from parties explaining why they considered...

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