Rail workers at Galway Railway Station in 1955 (from left): Johnny Foy, Mervue; John Mulkerrins, Old Clybaun Road; and Dennis Lally Henry Street.

Galway In Days Gone By

1918 Conscription menace Speaking at St. Ignatius Church, Galway, on Sunday, the Rev. Father Cahill, S.J., alluded to the appalling menace of conscription with which the country was faced. The teaching of Catholic theology was that an...
Fregoli Theatre Company Director Maria Tivnan (left) during rehearsal with (from left) actors Maria Dillon, Jerry Fitzgerald, ÓisÍn Robbins and Jarlath Tivnan. Photo: Joe O'Shaughnessy.

Centre stage

Lifestyle - Professional Galway drama troupe, Fregoli, will be in the spotlight next week when they premiere an exciting original production for the Galway Theatre Festival in the home of Druid Theatre. They have...

Be wary when moving to places of very low morals

Country Living with Francis Farragher A colleague of mine who has sampled both country and city life over the years sent me on a link last week highlighting the plight of a Lancashire farmer in...
Winner of the City Girl Win-A-Car Competition, Miss Kathleen O'Reilly, Corrandrum, Cummer, being presented with the keys by Mr. P.J. Conlon, Managing Director, G.T.M. Traders Ltd and City Girl, Galway. Also in the picture is Mr. Sean Ashe, Sales Manager, Western Motors Ltd., Galway.

Galway In Days Gone By

1918 Mysterious visitor The Co. Clare police have arrested a man who entered Crabbe Island, in a sheltered inlet of Galway Bay, near Doolin, in a collapsible board, and who declared that he had escaped from...
Most memories of the Spring of 2018 will return to Storm Emma on March 1 last that coated our fields with snow. JOE O’SHAUGHNESSY took this lovely shot of a Charolais cow and calf on the farm of Bart Keane at Keeraun, Rahoon in the aftermath of Emma.

Good riddance at last to one cold and angry Winter

Country Living with Francis Farragher Shortly after I had watched Roscommon winning the Division 2 League title against Cavan in Croke Park on Easter Sunday, there was a chill in my bones that told me...
Conor McNamara: “When you started going into what happened in Galway, there was so little information published. I couldn’t get hold of books that told the story,” he says. Photo: Joe O'Shaughnessy.

Realities of war

Lifestyle - Historian Conor McNamara’s new book, War and Revolution in the West of Ireland; Galway 1913-1922, aims to replace the glory with the gory – focusing on the realities of war not the...


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