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Galway in Days Gone By

Over sixty members of a new organisation, Cumann Cearta Sibhialta na Gaeltachta, protesting in March 1969 outside Teach Furbo (now the Connemara Coast Hotel) against the recording there in English of the RTÉ programme Quicksilver. Compere Bunny Carr said that competitors in the quiz programme had the option of having questions asked in Irish or English.

Galway In Days Gone By

1918 You can sing it At the Tuam Quarter Sessions on Wednesday, before his Honor, Judge Doyle, K.C., Recorder of Galway, Michl. Costello and John Donohoe applied for £6 5s. compensation, for the alleged malicious destruction...
Some things never change: weather conditions appear to have dampened the spirits at the Shanaglish sports in September 1967.

Galway In Days Gone By

1917 Decrease in serious crime Speaking from the official document furnished to him by those in command of the police, “who, of all others, have the best and most accurate means of knowledge”, Mr. Justice Kenny,...
Salthill on a sunny day in 1966. The beaches are busy but, as our aerial photo shows, the western side of the resort was then sparsely populated as the building of housing estates was just getting underway (centre of photo). The large green area in the centre foreground was a pitch and putt club, while middle right is Pearse Stadium. On the left is Galway Golf Links, as it was known then, with St Enda's Secondary School just above it. The vastness in the background is now all developed as different estates in Knocknacarra.

Galway In Days Gone By

1916 Post Office closure A strong protest should be made without delay against the clumsy attempt on the part of the Government to bring home the war to the people of the West by closing the...
Irish dancers marching in the St Patrick's Day parade in Galway in 1970.

Galway In Days Gone By

1917 The malicious intermeddler Sir, on behalf of the West Galway District Board G.A.A., I find it very essential to offer an explanation about the failure to carry out the fixtures at South Park, Galway, on...
The Galway Senior Hurling team which defeated Kilkenny by 3-5 to 1-10 at Croke Park in the All-Ireland Semi-Final of 1953. Galway subsequently lost the final to Cork by a point (3-3 to 0-8) in controversial circumstances. Back, from left: J Gallagher, J Duggan, J Killeen, C Corless, B O’Neill, E Quinn, J Molloy, H Gordon. Front: P Nolan, S Duggan, M Glynn, M Burke, S Ruane, B Duffy, J Brophy.

Galway In Days Gone By

1917 Pulling up cabbages At Galway Petty Sessions, Michael Stokes, Munster Lane, summoned Mrs. Mary Browne, and her husband, John, for abusive language. Stokes complained that he was putting down cabbage plants when John Browne came...
The Bermuda Showband from Loughrea pictured at Silver Strand in 1967. Among the line-up were Brendan Shaughnessy (Vocals), John Colohan (Lead Guitar), Larry Cooley (Second Guitar), John Small (Bass), Noel Donnellan (Trunmpet), Donal Herlihy (Sax/Clarinet), Benedict Donnellan (Trombone) and Paddy Fallon (Drums).

Galway In Days Gone By

1918 House tarred A startling occurrence is reported from Athenry, where, on Wednesday night week, the house of Mrs. K. O’Neill, The Square, was tarred. Mrs. O’Neill’s house has been under police supervision since the beginning...

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