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Galway in Days Gone By

Some of the cast of a production of The Sound of Music in Loughrea in November 1970.

Galway In Days Gone By

1916 Days of Terror For the country folk, cut off from all communications, these were days and nights of terror during the Rising. The Red Flag of Rumour was waved from hill to hill, and at...
Dominican Boy Scouts, Claddagh in 1970. Back row: Sean Browne, Dave Courtney, Derek Feeney. Front: Ger Moran, Stephen Moran, Ger Cleary, Ivor Robinson, and Harry Moran.

Galway In Days Gone By

1917 Lively times at Ryehill At the Tuam Quarter Sessions on Tuesday, His Honour Judge Doy, K.C., was engaged hearing actions and cross-actions between Peter Burke and Mrs. Donlon, Ryehill, with reference to a water passage,...
Army communications equipment proves popular with youngsters at a careers information day in Mountbellew in May 1970.

Galway In Days Gone By

1917 Highway robbery On Thursday, about 5.45a.m., the mail car returning to Loughrea from Athenry was attacked and held up by two disguised men at Cottage Hill about a half-mile from Loughrea, apparently with the object...
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...
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...

Galway in days gone by

1942 Farmers’ direct action Members of Galway County Council’s Finance Committee waxed highly indignant on Saturday when they learned that Ballinakill farmers, employing 100 horses and carts, had sanded main roads to make them safe for...


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