Christian Deevy with his bird and insect boxes at the Gort Sunday Market. Photo: Hany Marzouk.

Selling point

Lifestyle - Gort has a new community market that features everything from handcrafted bows and arrows to herbal remedies, reflecting the diverse range of creative people living locally. Judy Murphy paid it a visit. The...
A large numbers of protestors demand the natlonalisation of the Salmon Weir fishery in Galway city, in September 1969.

Galway In Days Gone By

1917 Gas explosion An alarming gas explosion occurred in the manhole at the Four Corners on Wednesday afternoon, this being the second time within the last few years that an explosion has taken place at the...
The major weather event of October, 2017, was on Monday the 16th, when ex-hurricane Ophelia hit our shores. JOE O'SHAUGHNESSY caught some of the action on the Prom, Salthill, that afternoon as these brave souls made a dash for it through the flooded street by the sea.

Learning to live with our October-coloured weather

Country Living with Francis Farragher In his poem Memory of My Father, Patrick Kavanagh refers to the term of ‘October coloured weather’ and this was certainly the impression that our tenth month of 2017 left...
The Turf Market in Claddagh in 1908. The area pictured is occupied by Galway Fire Station today.

Galway In Days Gone By

1917 Solicitor’s ambush An extraordinary story of how a solicitor lay in ambush in connection with the house of his client that had been robbed of its marble mantelpieces and all its woodwork was told when...
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...
Romeo and Juliet: a tragic love story that will have a modern twist for Galway audiences.

Putting ballet on stronger footing

Lifestyle - Dance is a poor relation when it comes to funding. But Ballet Ireland, which brings a critically-acclaimed version of Romeo and Juliet to Galway this month, is overcoming such adversities. Judy Murphy...


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