Management and staff of the Irish Metal Industries, Earls Island before its closure in 1987. The factory opened in 1934 and was known to Galwegians as the Ammunitions Factory.

Galway In Days Gone By

1918 Cowardly conduct Entering the house of Patrick Burke, farmer, Kilcoona, two armed and disguised men demanded from his sister, the only occupant, where her brother’s gun was, one of them at the same time sending...
Ian Speirs and Seán Hynes of the Clarinbridge-based Tribes Beekeepers Association. “If you are looking for a nice hobby, a thoughtful, restful hobby, it’s ideal,” says Seán. Photos: Joe O'Shaughnessy.

Catch the buzz

Lifestyle - Interest in beekeeping has taken off in Galway with courses on the skills and techniques proving hugely popular. A new six-week introduction to the joys of the hobby is about to get...

Falling in love again with the same old flame every year

Country Living with Francis Farragher It’s a bit late in life for some of us to be falling in love again but with each passing year my heart is always won over by the arrival...
The Oranmore camogie team pictured in 1967.

Galway In Days Gone By

1918 Shooting outrages Two shooting outrages occurred in Cummer district last week. On Wednesday night, at about 8.45, a shot was fired through the bedroom window of the house of MI. Nolan, Anbally. Beyond the window...

Social media and the GAA

Lifestyle - The smartphone culture, and the instant accessibility of gambling sites, has huge ramifications for sport and greatly adds to the pressures on players, a meeting in Barna was told last week. Dearbhla...
A busker belts out his tunes on 'the box' to a small but seasoned audience on the day of August 4, 1990. Photo: Joe O'Shaughnessy.

Don’t stop the music as we look ahead to the Summer

Country Living with Francis Farragher It’s not too often that you find a sense of solitude and lack of hustle along the streets of Galway city but late January, with all its reputation for people...


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