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...
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.

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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...
Galway goalkeeper Johnny Geraghty clears the ball upfield in the 1964 All-Ireland defeat of Kerry,at a jam-packed Croke Park the county's first title in their legendary three-in-a-row triumphs. Players frequently wore caps in those days and, as well as the goalie, Galway's Sean Meade is also sporting one. Other players in the photo are Tom Lowry and Mick O'Dwyer of Kerry and Enda Colleran of Galway.

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1917 Fined for driving At Galway Petty Sessions, Mrs. Julia Dowling, Ballinasloe, was charged under the Petrol Restrictions Order for using petrol in going to the Galway Races on the 1st August, contrary to the Order...
Members of Dunmore ICA who received their Home Nursing Certificates in the Sharavogue Ballroom in May 1972. Seate: Mary Gilmore, Julia Jennings, May Byrne (president), Marie Burke (instructress), Beatrice Casby, Bridget Donlon, and Mary McNamara. Back: Patricia Hannon, Mary Mullen, Julia Concannon, Bea Cullinane, Teresa Comer, Maura Lyons, Dolores McDonagh, Margaret Reddington, and Agnes Boyle.

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1917 6-year-old witness At Ballinasloe Petty Sessions, Mr. W. Hastings summoned Mr. J.A. Butler for taking a “Western News” from his premises on the 1st inst. Complainant: I would very respectfully ask, before proceeding with the case,...
A protest against the demolition of old buildings in Lower Merchants Road, Galway in 1979.

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1917 Big Galway fire One of the biggest fires that has occurred in Galway for a number of years took place in the early hours of Saturday morning, when the Galway Steam Saw Mills, owned by...
Also among the prizewinners were Misses Bridie Fahy, Oughterard; Mary Lydon, Roscahill; and Margaret Flaherty, Moycullen.

Galway In Days Gone By

1917 Annual TB report The annual report of the Tuberculosis Medical Officer for Co. Galway for the year ending April 31 is deserving of more than passing notice. Dr. B. O’Beirne informs the Sanatorium Committee that...

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