The Naomh Eanna ferry, which served the Aran Islands for decades, is pictured at Galway Port in 1980, with the huge container crane in the background which was never used as Galway Port failed to develop container traffic and became it something of white elephant.

Galway In Days Gone By

1917 Ice floes on the Corrib One of the most peculiar and interesting phenomena in connection with the recent severe weather was the ice floes which came down the Corrib last week. When these entered the...
Dr. Michelle Millar, Senior lecturer of Science and Sociology at NUIG: “We are working on excellent policies and practices to improve the lives of people. Our role is to inform policy makers.” Photo: Joe O'Shaughnessy.

Research aims to help improve the lot of lone parent families

Lifestyle - Bernie Ní Fhlatharta meets Dr Michelle Millar who says social inclusion that helps people find jobs is key to solving poverty Lone parents and their children are the biggest group at risk of...

Trick-o-the-loops will always be in our midst

Country Living with Francis Farragher The greatest achievement of any tuppenny-ha'penny columnist since November 9 last is to avoid the mention of the name Donald Trump in any of their outpourings, but already I’ve broken...
February: the month for new life.

Falling in love again with an old favourite

Country Living with Francis Farragher The weather might have taken a turn for the worse but there’s always something very special about the first day of February. At last, our sunrises have slipped back to...
The Padraic Ó Conaire statue in Eyre Square Galway in the 1950s. The original stone statue of the Connemara-born Irish language writer was designed by Albert Power, and it was unveiled by Taoiseach Eamon De Valera in 1935. In 1999, it was vandalised by a gang of drunken youths who knocked the head off. Surgery had to be carried out, including work on the nose, fixing the brim of the hat, and cracks along the neck. In 2004, while the Eyre Square redesign project was underway, it was moved to the grounds of City Hall, before being relocated to Galway City Museum two years later. The original statue is still being housed in the museum which is likely to be its permanent home. A replica replacement bronze statue is due to be put in place in Eyre Square in the coming weeks.

Galway In Days Gone By

1917 Severe cold spell For the past week we have been treated to a severe spell of arctic weather – intense cold, frost and snow – which has now continued unabated for close on eight days....
John McIntyre pictured on the slopes in Morzine.

Chilly Powder top of the pile

Annual skier John McIntyre had his first taste of the chalet experience in the French Alps two weeks ago when staying at the Chilly Powder resort in Morzine, France. This is his account of...


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