Transplant recipient Patrick Eustace: “I am very grateful and I’d encourage people to carry the [organ donor] card and, at the very least, have a discussion about donation with their family,” he says.

The gift of life that can happen with tragic death

Lifestyle - Judy Murphy meets kidney transplant recipient Patrick Eustace whose life has been transformed by an organ donation For most children, turning 12 is significant as it marks the final birthday before the onset...
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...
Also among the prizewinners were Misses Bridie Fahy, Oughterard; Mary Lydon, Roscahill; and Margaret Flaherty, Moycullen.

Galway In Days Gone By

1917 Annual TB report The annual report of the Tuberculosis Medical Officer for Co. Galway for the year ending April 31 is deserving of more than passing notice. Dr. B. O’Beirne informs the Sanatorium Committee that...
Confirmation Day in Dunmore, 1970.

Galway In Days Gone By

1915 German spy arrested On Wednesday evening last, a well-dressed man named Mason, from Roscrea, was noticed around the docks, his object, as alleged at the time, being to procure undesirable information for the enemy. The attention...
At the opening of the extension to the Franciscan Brothers' Agricultural College in Mountbellew in September 1975. The opening of the €400,000 extension was performed by the Taoiseach, Liam Cosgrave. The project involved the demolition of certain sections of the old existing college and the provision of new classrooms, library, science laboratory, gymnasium, sleeping and catering facilities.

Galway In Days Gone By

1917 A cowardly practice For some time past, a large number of dogs have been found poisoned in the streets of the city. Last week, a valuable dog, the property of Mr. W.E. Binns, B.E., was...

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...


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