Resting in his original perch in 1985, Sean Phádraic was a focal point of the old Eyre Square. He was removed during the revamp of the Square in 2004. A bronze replica Ó Conaire statue is currently in Eyre Square, but has not yet been unveiled. Also in the photograph is the commemorative fountain in the shape of Galway Hooker sails erected in 1984 to mark Galway's quincentenary.

Galway In Days Gone By

1917 Second Easter rising Two men who were arrested in New York on Tuesday have given their names as Liam Mellowes, who is alleged to be one of the leaders of the Sinn Féin movement, and...
Workers demolish an old mill wheel as they clear the site for the construction of the new St Joseph's College (Bish), Nun's Island, Galway in June 1967. The new school was built on the site of its predecessor.

Galway In Days Gone By

1917 Very dangerous man At Galway Petty Sessions, Michael O’Connor, Carton, was described as being a very dangerous man on the occasion, summoned on a third offence for being drunk and disorderly in Galway. He had,...
At the South Galway Secondary Schools Debs Ball in the Corrib Great Southern Hotel in August 1994 were Marianne Fahy, Elva Conroy and Olivia Mahoney, all of Gort.

Galway In Days Gone By

1918 For the I.R.A. The houses of MI. Collins, P. Reilly and P. Flaherty in Clonboo district, were entered by two armed and disguised men. The owners were told the surrender their arms, the raiders stating...
Vital first task . . . leaving the warmth of the blankets.

Final guidelines for a fresh start in 2017

Country Living with Francis Farragher There’s no point in leaving a job half done and after a flurry of readers sending in their appreciation for the New Year tips in last week’s paper, the final...
Helen Greally, the Director of Psychology and Support Services with Cancer Care West. “There isn’t any place in the country where you have the services of a centre like this one,” she says. Photos: Iain McDonald.

Living with cancer

Lifestyle - Cancer Care West provides a welcoming space and homely atmosphere for cancer patients both during and after their treatment. Last year, the service supported 1,400 people who were taught not alone how...

Safe – but still living in fear

Lifestyle -  Thousands of miles from home, people in Direct Provision are appreciative of what Ireland has done for them but deeply frustrated by restrictions that prevent them from cooking and working. Ciaran Tierney...


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