A Traveller family camped on the side of Lough Atalia Road in Galway City in September 1969.

Galway In Days Gone By

1917 Glorious Sinn Féin At Oranmore Petty Sessions, a young farmer named James Flanagan was charged by Constable Smyth for disorderly conduct on the road between Oranmore and Galway on the evening of February 24th. Constable...

Living with the ignominy of anonymity on social media

Country Living with Francis Farragher Technically, I am on Facebook and Twitter, but I can never seem to quite motivate myself to tell all my virtual friends that my dog has overeaten today; that the...
Conor Hogan: Children are more vulnerable to stress, anxiety, and self-confidence issues.

Helping children cope with pressures

Lifestyle - Judy Murphy meets Conor Hogan, one of the first life coaches in Ireland to focus on young people and children It was once regarded as an American concept, but the past few years...

A time maybe when it’s not so bad to be a Doubting Thomas

Country Living with Francis Farragher Technically, I am on Facebook and I do have a Twitter account, but they’ve been slumbering for a long time in the depths of electronic cloud layers without being disturbed,...
The Moycullen team who defeated St Michael's in the West Board Under 21 football final in 1969, by 2-10 to 0-5. The Moycullen team was: Brendan Hynes, Seamus Clancy, Tom Clancy, P. Gavin, MJ Sullivan, Jim Audley, Brendan Faherty, Tom McLoughlin, Tom Molloy, Peter Lydon, Larry Hurney, Michael Conneely, Larry Darcy, Joe McLoughlin and Patrick Lydon.

Galway In Days Gone By

1918 A tragic lesson At Tuam Petty Sessions on Monday, Mrs. Mullens, Tierboy-road, Tuam, was prosecuted in connection with the death of her six months’ old baby, which was recently burned. Mr. Comerford, D.I., did not...
The 'sheer terror' of a big clothes shop!

Coping with sheer terror of being lost in Penneys

Country Living with Francis Farragher It’s kind of strange that the older one gets, the more one seems to slip back into situations of childhood angst. Last week, during one of our colder snaps, I...


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