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Galway in Days Gone By

A view across the Claddagh Basin from the tower of Galway Fire Station in the Summer of 1979. The most notable features are the derelict Fisheries Watchtower (left centre), now revamped with a new footbridge access and hosting a small fisheries museum, and the decaying McDonogh's Fertiliser premises, now the site of Jury's Hotel and a multi-storey carpark.

Galway In Days Gone By

1916 Negligent councillors There was important business to be transacted by the District Council of Oughterard last Thursday, but there was no meeting for want of a quorum. It may not be out of place to...
Williamsgate Street in Galway in the early 1960s with Corbetts furniture store and Blackrock clothing dominating the right hand side of the street and Fallers Jewellers on the left where it still thrives today.

Galway In Days Gone By

1916 Patient’s disappearance On Tuesday night of last week, a patient in the Galway County Hospital disappeared, and, despite the most anxious and thorough search on the part of the hospital officials, the man’s own people,...
Traders in Eyre Square in thye 1970s at the location currently being occupied by the Galway Christmas Market.

Galway In Days Gone By

1916 No Christmas box A largely-attended, and very representative, meeting of the Shopkeepers of Galway was held on Thursday evening last, when, after discussing the difficulties of carrying on business at the present time, it was...
Confirmation Day in Dunmore, 1970.

Galway In Days Gone By

1915 German spy arrested On Wednesday evening last, a well-dressed man named Mason, from Roscrea, was noticed around the docks, his object, as alleged at the time, being to procure undesirable information for the enemy. The attention...
Reverend Peadar Moran, Monivea, with members of his family after his ordination at St Patrick’s College, Carlow, on Saturday, June 12, 1965. Fr Moran, the youngest of 14 children, was educated at St Joseph’s College, Galway, before going to Carlow. Front row, from left: Michael, Sister Gaudentia, Mr Moran, Rev Peadar Moran, Mrs Moran, Sister Maurice. Second row, from left: Fr Michael (Los Angeles), George, Deirdre, Joseph and Fr Frank (Los Angeles). Back row, from left: William, Eileen, May and Patrick.

Galway In Days Gone By

1917 Drowned in quarry The body of Thomas Feene, a farmer, aged 28, residing in Shantalla, was found drowned in a quarry hole a quarter-of-a-mile from his residence, at 10 o’clock on Friday night. The circumstances under...
Members of the Caherlistrane Hurling Club Committee at the Club's annual social in the Sacre Coeur Hotel, Salthill, in January 1970 (standing, from left): P Madden, T Craddock, C O 'Brien, J Flanagan, T O 'Brien, P Mulroe, P Mahon, P Gorman. Seated: P O'Neill (Treasurer) P Lee (Chairman), P Craddock, (Secretary), and Bro K McHugh.

Galway In Days Gone By

1917 Archbishop’s illness We regret to announce that His Grace the Archbishop, whose illness has caused universal regret, has recently grown worse, and on Friday last the announcement that his condition was serious was officially made...

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