The cast of Blue Teapot's production of Dancing at Lughnasa. Back: Hillary Kavanagh as Kate Mundy, Rod Goodall as Father Jack, Emma O'Grady as Maggie Mundy and Aindrias de Staic as Gerry Evans. Front: Grace Kiely as Agnes Mundy, Jenny Cox as Rose Mundy and Tara Breathnach as Chris Mundy. Photos: Joe O'Shaughnessy.

Blue Teapot still breaking the mould in theatre world

Lifeystle - Award-winning Galway group with a track history of top-class work and challenging notions about intellectual disability now tackle Brian Friel’s Dancing at Lughnasa. Judy Murphy tells their unique story. “It sounds like I...
A stolen van being recovered from the River Corrib in January 1969. The van, owned by Mr. John Molloy, Mervue, was raised from the river bed under the directions of Mr. George Ryder, Greenfields, a member of the Galway Sub-Aqua Club.

Galway In Days Gone By

1918 Threat to kill A savage assault was committed at Montiagh, Galway, on Monday, in which a man named John Rooney, a resident in the locality, was brutally attacked and maimed with a razor. It appears...
The Valentia Met Éireann station in Co. Kerry. Photo: Courtesty Met Éireann.

Valentia: not the place to be for an April camping holiday

Country Living with Francis Farragher MAY Day arrived with something of a vengeance last week, as if to remind us that we weren’t finished just quite yet as regards our weather woes.  Being inside for...
The crew of the Aran Lifeboat pictured in London in May 1939, where they were presented with medals and vellums by the Duke of Kent to mark the Lifeboat Institution's appreciation for their heroism when they rescued the crew of the trawler Nogi, off the Aran Islands.

Galway In Days Gone By

1918 Attempted murder At Ballinasloe Petty Sessions on Saturday, Michael Colohan was charged with the attempted murder of Miss Mary Colohan at Dunlo Street on April 4 last, by cutting her face and neck. Miss Colohan, the...
Eighth: An issue affecting the health and lives of women and all children.

Let reason, not anger, be the guiding light on ‘The Eighth’

Country Living with Francis Farragher THERE is a serious inclination to switch radio channels when the next item flagged for discussion is the Eighth Amendment but the other evening as I travelled out from the...
Pat Shortt in A Skull in Connemara. “The problem with being a comedian is that you tend to get stereotyped, as if comedy is unrelated to acting," he says. Photo: Joe O'Shaughnessy.

Comedian Pat Shortt to show another side to his talents

Lifestyle - Comedian Pat Shortt will show another side to his talents when he takes the lead role as a gravedigger in Martin McDonagh’s play A Skull in Connemara in Galway this Summer. Judy...

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