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Galway in Days Gone By

Local young men at the opening of the new £30,000 Gaeltarra Eireann Tweed Factory in Rosmuc in September 1967.

Galway In Days Gone By

1917 Duke’s bankruptcy In the Bankruptcy Courts, Dublin, on Friday, before Mr. Justice Pim, the case of the Duke of Manchester, a bankrupt, was in the list on a motion directing the sale of chattels, etc.,...
The demolition of the Pavilion Ballroom, better known as The Hangar, in Salthill Park in the 1970s. A former RAF Aerodrome in Oranmore, it was purchased by Galway Urban Council in 1924 for £400. Over the subsequent half century a succession of big international acts graced the Hangar stage — Jim Reeves, Chubby Checker, Bill Haley, Johnny Cash, Horslips, Thin Lizzy, Rory Gallagher, etc as well as all the top names from the showband era. The spartan facilities of The Hangar were put in stark perspective with the opening of the adjacent Leisureland in 1974 which soon became the city's prime concert venue for a decade or more.

Galway In Days Gone By

1917 Trans-Atlantic Port Recently there has been much discussion that is public property, and more important conferences that have been conducted in private, upon the question of building a pier to Mutton Island. Mr. Binns, the...
Members of the Comnmittee of the Moycullen Branch of the Save The West Camapign after their meeting in the Parochial Hall, Moycullen, in November 1966, were, seated (from left): Mr. J. Regan, Miss Brigid Bohan, Dr. E. Scully, Miss I. Carter and Mr J. Cunningham. Standing (from left): Rev. Father G. Quinn, PP, Moycullen, Mr. J. Hoade, Mr. P. Burke, Mr. C. O'Donohoe, Sergeant W. Hoare, Mr. S. Donnellan, Mr. P. O'Riordan, Mrs. N. Hoare, Mr. P. Gavin, Mr. T. Faherty and Mr. M. Flannery.

Galway In Days Gone By

1917 City potato supply The supply of potatoes coming into Galway during the week was a record one – in smallness. The supply on Saturday was below the normal, and on Wednesday morning only two loads...
PJ Ruane and his horse and cart pass by McCullagh's book and record shop in Williamsgate Street, Galway in December 1966.

Galway In Days Gone By

1917 Daring burglary St. Nicholas’ Protestant Church, Galway, was broken into on Friday night or Saturday morning, and three poor boxes forcibly opened. An investigation of the surroundings of the church by Mr. Barret, the sexton,...
In full voice: at the Aeríocht in Rosmuc in 1967.

Galway In Days Gone By

1917 Galway Races protest At the meeting of the Galway Urban Council on Thursday, Mr. M.T. Donnellan, presiding. Mr. M.J. Crowley referred to the stoppage of racing in Ireland, and said there was every danger that...
Cardinal Terence Cooke of New York pictured with his relations on a visit to Abbeyknockmoy in May 1969, only weeks after his elevation to Cardinal. Cardinal Cooke was deeply cognisant of his Galway roots and on this visit celebrated Mass in Newcastle, Athenry. He died in 1983.

Galway In Days Gone By

1916 Three in a bed At a meeting of Loughrea District Council, Chairman P. Riordan, J.P., said he heard of a lodging house the police inspected to see if there were three in a bed. Mr. Cahill:...

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