Wild about nature: A new initiative is to allow children get up close and...

If you fancy letting your children go wild this August, a new initiative from Birdwatch Ireland, Galway County Council and the Heritage Council is the answer to your prayers. Go Wild Nature Camps are...

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...

Creative Ireland – all about you

Creative Ireland is all about you. It’s about how, whether you are young or old, you can benefit from getting more involved in arts, culture and creativity. It’s an ambitious five-year Government strategy that...
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,...
Studying the form: Two 'steady' punters take it all in. A lovely shot from the Galway Races back in the 1980s. PHOTO: JOE O'SHAUGHNESSY.

A week when sensible souls lose their marbles and lucre

Country Living with Francis Farragher It’s been going on for the past 148 years at Ballybrit – since August 17, 1869 – and while horses are sent out to run and jump, the Galway Races...
The Sauce Guy Jamie Peaker with his products ready for display at McCambridges in Shop Street, Galway. Photo: Joe O'Shaughnessy.

Taste of success

Lifestyle - High-flying chef Jamie Peaker has made Galway his home and turned his passion for sauces into a thriving new business. Dearbhla Geraghty hears his story. From a high-flying lifestyle in London, where cooking...


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