Sarah-Anne Buckley and John Cunningham with 'Growing Up in Galway: Histories and memories' which they edited. Photo: Joe O'Shaughnessy.

The joy and misery of growing up in Galway

Lifestyle - A new book chronicles memories of childhoods in Galway, detailing anguish and suffering as well as happiness and privilege from the 1840s through to the 1970s. Judy Murphy met the co-editors of...
The 1970 Galway Intermediate Hurling Team that lost the All-Ireland Semi Final to an Antrim team that was trained by Justin McCarthy, with the Galway Team containing future Rugby Captain of Connacht, Ireland and British & Irish Lions Teams, Ciaran Fitzgerald.Back Row (from left): Tommy Ryan (Tommie Larkins); Padraic Hobbs (Killimor); Mike Ryan (Craughwell); Frank Burke (Turloughmore); Ray Duffy (Athenry); Tom O’Hara (Killimor); Mick McTigue (Ballindereen); Timmy Cahalan (Mullagh); Davy Fahy (Kilbeacanty); Paul Kilkenny (Killimoredaly); Joe Gillane (Gort). Front Row (l to r): Martin Smyth (Loughrea); Johnnie Kelly (Abbey); Mike Deeley (Kilbeacanty); Pat Donoghue (Capt. St.Thomas’s); Mike Fahy (Turloughmore); John Norris (Killimor); Ciaran Fitzgerald (Loughrea); Andy Fenton (Kiltormer).

Galway In Days Gone By

1917 Milk profiteers In the promulgation of its various orders fixing the prices of foodstuffs, the Government has shown callous indifference to the needs of the poor by its negligence in regulating a maximum price for...
“O commemorate me with no hero-courageous Tomb - just a canal-bank seat for the passer-by.” (From the Paddy Kavanagh poem: Lines Written on a Seat on the Grand Canal, Dublin).

A man whose words were his wealth and eternal legacy

Country Living with Francis Farragher Afew years back, I had a conversation with former TD, Paul Connaughton Senior, which took its usual ramble through various diversions. We started to talk about Patrick Kavanagh and his...

Be very careful what you order this festive season

Country Living with Francis Farragher NO one should ever have to work or socialise in an environment where there is any element of harassment – and that’s probably a ‘given’ among all reasonable minded people...
PJ Ruane and his horse and cart pass by McCullagh's book and record shop in Williamsgate Street, Galway in December 1966.

Galway In Days Gone By

1917 Daring burglary St. Nicholas’ Protestant Church, Galway, was broken into on Friday night or Saturday morning, and three poor boxes forcibly opened. An investigation of the surroundings of the church by Mr. Barret, the sexton,...
Magaly Murray of Gran Grans Foods with their range of produce. Photo: Martina Regan.

Crafty lot showcase their wares at Gift Fair

Lifestyle - Up to seventy stands to show off artisan food, crafts and design at Local Food and Craft Gift Fair in Galway this weekend. Judy Murphy charts its development from small beginnings. The sixth...


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