Darragh Conboy and chocolatier Kasha Connolly.

Going nuts for chocolate with unique local twist

Lifestyle - Judy Murphy meets the team behind a cottage industry based on top cocoa beans We Irish are a nation of chocoholics. Survey after survey has shown us to be among the top consumers...
Emma O'Grady with her grandfather's tapes. “He was a difficult man. He didn’t speak much and seemed to live in his head a lot. He might be in a room but wouldn’t join in the conversation," she says. Photo: Joe O'Shaughnessy.

Man of few words left a legacy of stories

Lifestyle - Judy Murphy hears how writer-actor Emma O’Grady turned her granddad’s forgotten tapes into one-woman show Emma O’Grady’s paternal grandfather, Paddy, who died in 1998 wasn’t a man for small talk. Such was his...
The funeral of Fr Peter Dooley, Parish Priest of the united parishes of St Patrick’s and the Abbey from 1869 to his death in 1911. The funeral is pictured passing down the western side of Eyre Square. Born at Culliagh near Headford in 1836, Fr Dooley was a man of the people. He was instrumental in helping to found the Galway Woollen Mills in Newtownsmyth, as well as a hosiery factory in Francis Street, both giving much-needed employment to the area. He built the Temperance Hall in Lombard Street, and provided much social housing in the Woodquay and Sickeen areas of the city without any government aid.

Galway In Days Gone By

1917 Blown to atoms About half-past five on Friday afternoon, the shock of what appeared to be a terrific explosion a considerable distance off was heard in Galway. It shook windows and doors, and many people...
'Horrible Harvey' leaves a trail of destruction in one of the many scenes of devastation from Rockport, Texas.

Plain Jane was a far more welcome guest than Harvey

Country Living with Francis Farragher We’ve now officially slipped quite seamlessly into the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness, with our climatological summer ending on the last day of August. The summer of 2017 has...
Irish dancers marching in the St Patrick's Day parade in Galway in 1970.

Galway In Days Gone By

1917 The malicious intermeddler Sir, on behalf of the West Galway District Board G.A.A., I find it very essential to offer an explanation about the failure to carry out the fixtures at South Park, Galway, on...

The fool’s guide to New Year survival

Country Living with Francis Farragher It’s that time of year again for those seasonal tips about all the right things in life that we should be doing for the coming 12 months, from being the...


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