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Galway in Days Gone By

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,...
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...
Children from Cloondahamper National School in the parish of Killererin in 1958. This is one of many images included in a new book, 'Cloondahamper – A History’ by young local author Luke Silke. Front row, from left: Kathleen Courtney, Breege Rooney, Nora Kelly, Patricia Gannon, Patsy Concannon, Pauline Silke, Kitty Miskell, Teresa Gannon, Kathy Divney, Pauline Smith, Mary Rooney, Mattie Boyle. Second row, from left: Michael Boyle, Mick Hawd, Tom Collins, Mary Collins, Mary Kelly, Teresa Concannon, Nancy Fahy, Chrissie Collins, Mary Nolan, Mary E Duggan, Ann Gannon, Nora Boyle, Teresa Connell. Third row, from left: Bridie Boyle, Mary Fahy, Nell Boyle, Sally Gannon, Carmel Connell, Annie Mitchell, Mary B Hawd, Alice Hawd, Chrissie Nolan, Olive Smith, Josie Gannon, Tom Boyle, Mary Heverin (teacher). Back row, from left: Sean Glynn (teacher), Patrick Miskell, Stephen Hansberry, Paddy Collins, Michael Fahy, Padraic Mitchell, Tom Collins, Oliver Mitchell, Christy Fahy, Tedd McDermott, Pete McDermott, Padraic Kelly. The book, Cloondahamper – A History’, will be launched this Friday night in The Red Gap, Barnaderg.

Galway In Days Gone By

1914 Funeral under flood A few days ago, a very sensational incident occurred near Mountbellew, Galway due entirely to the flooding of an area that has hitherto never been inundated. The road, which is a very...
The original statue of Pádraic Ó Conaire in Eyre Square in the 1980s prior to having its head removed by vandals in 1995. The repaired original is now in Galway Museum but a bronze replica is shortly to be installed at Eyre Square.

Galway In Days Gone By

1917 No rear lamp At Athenry Petty Sessions, James Ward, a chauffeur in the employment of Mr. Higgins, Athenry, was charged with driving a motor car at 11 o’clock at night without having a light to...
Riverdance was a long way into the future when this group of young Irish dancers from Loughrea posed for the camera in 1967.

Galway In Days Gone By

1917 Mail-order houses All who have the interests of Irish trade at heart must feel concerned at the huge amount of money sent from Ireland to cross-Channel mail-order houses. One of the lesser-known of these firms...

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