Forgotten showband gems to feature in new CD from Tuam

Back in the early 1960s the Johnny Flynn Showband from Tuam travelled to New York and in an unprecedented move at the time recorded a single in a state-of-the-art studio with the intention that...

Get on the write track to achieve wellbeing

Lifestyle - Judy Murphy hears how penning your thoughts can free pent-up emotions Many adults probably remember keeping a diary during their teenage years, or writing poems or prose to express...

Vincent Browne inspires new picture book for kids

Broadcaster Vincent Browne has been an influential figure in Irish political life for many years, but he isn’t exactly associated with children’s entertainment. However,  Spiddal based author Tadhg Mac Dhonnagáin has...

Galway In Time Gone By – A browse through the archives of the Connacht...

1913 The Galway Buffer At Galway Petty Sessions, Constable O’Leary had John Melia and John McDonogh summoned for being drunk and disorderly in Mainguard-street on the 4th inst. Complainant said the two defendants were...

Keeping the faith: former priest is true to his beliefs

Judy Murphy talks to Pádraig O’Toole on the publication of his ‘Aran to Africa’ memoir Pádraig O’Toole was in many ways a perfect candidate to be ordained a missionary priest in the Catholic Church,...

Plenty of drama still to come at Galway Theatre Festival

Galway Theatre Festival, which opened on Monday night, continues until this Sunday with plenty of drama still to come. Low Level Panic, a foul mouthed, funny and unflinching portrait of...

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