It might be back to the rains this week but river levels remain stubbornly low as can be observed from this picture of the Clare River near Claregalway Castle, taken last weekend by JOE O'SHAUGHNESSY.

A kind May but is our luck about to change

Country Living with Francis Farragher IT does only seem like yesterday when we were dusting ourselves down after the Christmas season and then preparing for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade but almost in a flash...
Sean Mannion: boxing is at the centre of his story, but there’s much more to this modest man’s life.

Rocky from Rosmuc

Lifestyle - The extraordinary life of Connemara boxer Seán Mannion is the subject of a poignant new documentary film. Judy Murphy talks to the people behind it. A bitter-sweet story” is how film director Michael...
At the Calderwood/Derrydonnell Fianna Fáil dinner in December 1986 were (from left) Martin Conroy, Athenry, Senator Mark Killilea, Bridie Conroy, Councillor Michael Fahy and Councillor Peadar Ruane.

Galway In Days Gone By

1917 Up the rebels Capt. S. Gwynn, M.P. attended Castlegar, alone, on Sunday morning for the purposes of addressing the people regarding the present political situation. He was struck by a bad egg before he delivered...
Children from Claddagh National School taking part in the Corpus Christi Parade in Galway in the 1970s. The parade is pictured emerging from Dominick Street and entering O'Brien's Bridge.

Galway In Days Gone By

1917 ‘War bread’ unpopular At Galway Petty Sessions, Mr. Patk. Lydon, baker, Mary-street, was charged under an Order of the Food Controller for selling newly-baked bread under the Defence of the Realm Regulations which state: “that...

The long and very short journey from ‘57 to now

Country Living with Francis Farragher THERE was a fair confluence of emotions last week when the year 1957 took on its own special significance for me, but in fairness most of them were good ones,...
Ollie Jennings in Tigh Neachtain where a complete collection of Galway Arts Festival posters from four decades are on display. Photos: Joe O'Shaughnessy.

Man who made Galway ‘sexy’

Lifestyle - Founder of Galway Arts Festival Ollie Jennings tells Judy Murphy how the germ of an idea grew into such a headline event If someone in Garbally College, where I went to secondary school,...


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