Army communications equipment proves popular with youngsters at a careers information day in Mountbellew in May 1970.

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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...
At the opening of the extension to the Franciscan Brothers' Agricultural College in Mountbellew in September 1975. The opening of the €400,000 extension was performed by the Taoiseach, Liam Cosgrave. The project involved the demolition of certain sections of the old existing college and the provision of new classrooms, library, science laboratory, gymnasium, sleeping and catering facilities.

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1917 A cowardly practice For some time past, a large number of dogs have been found poisoned in the streets of the city. Last week, a valuable dog, the property of Mr. W.E. Binns, B.E., was...
Members of the National Farmers Association at a protest rally in Galway in February 1966.

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1917 End it or mend it A conference of contributing Unions was held at the Courthouse, Galway, to discuss the management and control of the Galway County Hospital, and devise means, if possible, whereby such management...
Resting in his original perch in 1985, Sean Phádraic was a focal point of the old Eyre Square. He was removed during the revamp of the Square in 2004. A bronze replica Ó Conaire statue is currently in Eyre Square, but has not yet been unveiled. Also in the photograph is the commemorative fountain in the shape of Galway Hooker sails erected in 1984 to mark Galway's quincentenary.

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1917 Second Easter rising Two men who were arrested in New York on Tuesday have given their names as Liam Mellowes, who is alleged to be one of the leaders of the Sinn Féin movement, and...
Local young men at the opening of the new £30,000 Gaeltarra Eireann Tweed Factory in Rosmuc in September 1967.

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1917 Duke’s bankruptcy In the Bankruptcy Courts, Dublin, on Friday, before Mr. Justice Pim, the case of the Duke of Manchester, a bankrupt, was in the list on a motion directing the sale of chattels, etc.,...
The Turf Market in Claddagh in 1908. The area pictured is occupied by Galway Fire Station today.

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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...

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