Williamsgate Street in Galway in the early 1960s with Corbetts furniture store and Blackrock clothing dominating the right hand side of the street and Fallers Jewellers on the left where it still thrives today.

Galway In Days Gone By

1916 Patient’s disappearance On Tuesday night of last week, a patient in the Galway County Hospital disappeared, and, despite the most anxious and thorough search on the part of the hospital officials, the man’s own people,...
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...
Zita Monahan as The Duchess and Darragh O’Brien as her brother Ferdinand.

Zita takes on Duchess of Malfi challenge

For a woman taking on the main role in one of the darkest, most violent plays in English-language theatre, Zita Monahan is remarkably upbeat. The Dublin-born, Galway-based actor is in rehearsals for The Duchess...
Brendan Behan: his image didn't do justice to his writings.

A typical ‘Paddy’ with drink and writing woes

Country Living with Francis Farragher One morning last week as I listened to Marty Whelan on the way to work he played a rare song from Brendan Behan about St. Kevin of Glendalough and the...
Reporter Bernie Ní Fhlatharta on her way to a Bernie Sanders rally in New York.

Trump’s tribe

Lifestyle - A visit to rural Virginia during the US Presidential election campaign proved to be an eye-opening experience for Bernie Ní Fhlatharta.  She tells how Donald Trump’s rhetoric resonated with people filled with...

Creative Ireland – all about you

Creative Ireland is all about you. It’s about how, whether you are young or old, you can benefit from getting more involved in arts, culture and creativity. It’s an ambitious five-year Government strategy that...


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