Irish Water Engineer Shay Walsh: “My job worked well with my sporting career in that most of my bosses over the years were West of Ireland men who had a big interest in football." Photo: Joe O'Shaughnessy.

Achieving his goals

Lifestyle - This is Engineers Week, celebrating engineering across Ireland and encouraging a new generation to join the profession. One who made that leap is former Galway All-Ireland winning footballer Shay Walsh. He tells...
The Galway Senior Hurling team, plus County Board officials, before they set sail for New York to play the away final of the National Hurling League in the Polo Grounds, New York on September 30, 1951. Galway won the title in front of a crowd of 30,000 exiles with a 2-11 to 2-8 win over New York, having beaten Wexford 6-7 to 3-4 in the home final the previous April. It was only their second league title overall and their first since 1930-31.

Galway In Days Gone By

1918 Arms raid Another raid for arms is reported from the Headford district, where, in the village of Ballyconlaght, lying on the shores of Lough Corrib, the house of Thomas Connell was entered by two masked...
The D-Day Allied Forces landing in Normandy on Tuesday, June 6, 1944, were delayed on the strength of an accurate UK Met Office forecast of inclement conditions for the previous day.

From winning wars to false hopes of barbecue summers

Country Living with Francis Farragher For those of us who take more than a passing interest in all-things weather, and that probably encompasses 95% of the Irish population, one of the ultra-reliable reference points has...

All bets should be off as gambling menace grows

Country Living with Francis Farragher I’ve never quite mastered the art of ‘minding money’ and after spending the best part of four decades on the PAYE payroll, the likelihood of me picking that skill is...
The Bermuda Showband from Loughrea pictured at Silver Strand in 1967. Among the line-up were Brendan Shaughnessy (Vocals), John Colohan (Lead Guitar), Larry Cooley (Second Guitar), John Small (Bass), Noel Donnellan (Trunmpet), Donal Herlihy (Sax/Clarinet), Benedict Donnellan (Trombone) and Paddy Fallon (Drums).

Galway In Days Gone By

1918 House tarred A startling occurrence is reported from Athenry, where, on Wednesday night week, the house of Mrs. K. O’Neill, The Square, was tarred. Mrs. O’Neill’s house has been under police supervision since the beginning...
Jonathan Ridgard, Senior Producer on American Idol: “Some of the greatest TV moments ever created were for reality TV," he says.

Galwayman in search for stars at the helm of American Idol

Lifestyle - Senior Producer on hit TV show American Idol is Galwayman Jonathon Ridgard whose working day in Hollywood involves mixing with celebrities like Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick Jnr, Lionel Richie and Katie Perry....


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