Traders in Eyre Square in thye 1970s at the location currently being occupied by the Galway Christmas Market.

Galway In Days Gone By

1916 No Christmas box A largely-attended, and very representative, meeting of the Shopkeepers of Galway was held on Thursday evening last, when, after discussing the difficulties of carrying on business at the present time, it was...
Changing times in education.

When a mistake at Mass could lead to a walloping

Country Living with Francis Farragher I’VE often been told that I should read more books but somehow there never seems to be enough hours in the day to box off a reading hour. A couple of...
Marion Edler from Crann Óg Eco Farm in South Galway with her dog Minnie. Nature Therapy is "about the pleasurable experiences around nature, sustaining us and opening us up to the healing power of nature,” she says. Photo: Joe O'Shaughnessy.

Feelgood factor of Nature Therapy

Lifestyle -  Judy Murphy meets Marion Edler from Crann Óg Eco Farm who promotes the values of a simple life alongside nature In a society where most of us spend our lives rushing around, usually...
Pollution is a huge problem along our waterways, according to Phil James of the not-for-profit Galway Waterways Association. PHOTOS: PHIL JAMES.

Neglected waterways filled with heritage and potential

Lifestyle -  Judy Murphy talks to Phil James of  The Galway Waterways Association about  the true value of our rivers and canals We have a fantastic history and heritage but it’s something that most people...
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...

Neither health nor pleasure in a goblet of the red stuff

Country Living with Francis Farragher For the record, I’ve never been a fan of red wine, and that’s putting it mildly. I’ve sipped it once or twice in my life, and scented it a few...


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