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Galway in Days Gone By

Management and staff of the Irish Metal Industries, Earls Island before its closure in 1987. The factory opened in 1934 and was known to Galwegians as the Ammunitions Factory.

Galway In Days Gone By

1918 Cowardly conduct Entering the house of Patrick Burke, farmer, Kilcoona, two armed and disguised men demanded from his sister, the only occupant, where her brother’s gun was, one of them at the same time sending...
The Turf Market in Claddagh in 1908. The area pictured is occupied by Galway Fire Station today.

Galway In Days Gone By

1917 Solicitor’s ambush An extraordinary story of how a solicitor lay in ambush in connection with the house of his client that had been robbed of its marble mantelpieces and all its woodwork was told when...
The organising committee of the Athenry Hurling Club dinner held in the Sacre Coeur Hotel in January 1975 were (seated, from left): Messrs. Gerald Corbett, Secretary; Fr. Willie Cummins, Chairmna; Miss Midge Poniard; Patrick Ruane, Treasurer; and James Corbett, Vice-President. Standing: Christy Kelly, Jackie O'Shea, Gus Feeney, Leo Coffey, Luke Glynn and Noel Kelly.

Galway In Days Gone By

1917 Letter to the Editor Sir, Allow me to draw the attention of Mr. Kennedy, Co. Surveyor to the scandalous condition of the road which leads from Clonboo cross towards Drumgriffin Cross, in the Annaghdown district,...
Fashion at the Galway Races in 1971.

Galway In Days Gone By

1917 Shocking drowning A shocking drowning tragedy occurred off Salthill, resulting in the death of a young man named Joseph McDermott (aged about 28), whose parents reside at Nun’s Island, Galway. For the past three years,...
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,...

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