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...
Children from Loughrea who won prizes at the Sligo Feis in April 1967. Front row (from left): Aideen Benson, Mary McGuire, Paul Brady, Teresa Martyn and Gail Kelly. Standing: Teresa Hope, Gerard Dervan, Noreen Deegan, Geraldine Treacy, Anne Duffy, Breda Ryan, Padraic Benson and Rosaleen Delaney.

Galway In Days Gone By

1917 Britain’s best pickpocket As a well-groomed man was entering a first-class carriage of the mail train at Galway station last evening, a plain clothes constable tipped him on the shoulder and handed him over to...

Galway in days gone by

1917 Motor duties not paid At a meeting of Galway County Council, the Acting Secretary said that he had received a sheaf of letters from Mr. Kilkelly, the Council’s solicitor, from parties explaining why they considered...

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...
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,...
Galway was en fete for the visit of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra to the city in 1903. This photo from the National Library of Ireland collection was taken as the large crowds dispersed some time after the royal couple had passed through the town centre on their way to Galway Docks where the Royal Yacht awaited them. On left a carriageman awaits the return of his employer.

Galway In Days Gone By

1917 A courageous act Eye witnesses of the incident are loud in their praise of the action of Constable Carragy, of Eglinton-st. barracks, who on Saturday evening was instrumental in saving the life of a young...

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