The Organising Committee of the Galway County Council annual dinner-dance in the Great Southern Hotel, Galway, in January 1965, were, front row, from left: Mr. John Coyne; Miss Maura Walsh, treasurer; Miss Mary Cunningham, secretary; Miss Christine Murphy and Miss Grainne Hartigan. Second row: Mr. Michael Treacy, Mr. John Dooley, Miss Anne Walshe, Mr. John Durkin, Mr. Christopher Walshe (chairman) and Mr. Sean Cullinane.

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1918 Redmond’s death The news of the death of the Irish Leader was received in Galway on Wednesday noon with dismay. The bulletins published in the morning papers had led his friends to cherish hopes that...
The Galway Senior Hurling team, plus County Board officials, before they set sail for New York to play the away final of the National Hurling League in the Polo Grounds, New York on September 30, 1951. Galway won the title in front of a crowd of 30,000 exiles with a 2-11 to 2-8 win over New York, having beaten Wexford 6-7 to 3-4 in the home final the previous April. It was only their second league title overall and their first since 1930-31.

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1918 Arms raid Another raid for arms is reported from the Headford district, where, in the village of Ballyconlaght, lying on the shores of Lough Corrib, the house of Thomas Connell was entered by two masked...
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).

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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...
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.

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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 Oranmore camogie team pictured in 1967.

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1918 Shooting outrages Two shooting outrages occurred in Cummer district last week. On Wednesday night, at about 8.45, a shot was fired through the bedroom window of the house of MI. Nolan, Anbally. Beyond the window...
The Connacht rugby team after playing an inter-pro at a muddy Galway Sportsground in 1938.

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1918 Shooting outrages Two shooting outrages occurred at about one o’clock on Thursday morning when the houses of two respectable farmers in Rahoon were fired into. The first house attacked was that of Mr. James Feeney,...

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