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,...
Volunteers required for Galway stop of Cycle Against Suicide

Support Cycle Against Suicide: Host a rider

Volunteers needed as Cycle Against Suicide visits GALWAY The fifth annual Cycle Against Suicide is on its way to Galway at the end of next month and the organisers are seeking volunteer host families in...

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...
Seán McGinley as Scobber and and Seána Kerslake as Tressa in King of the Castle.

King of the castle

Lifestyle - Seán McGinley, who played a key role with Druid Theatre in its early days, returns tafter an 11-year absence.  He talks to Judy Murphy about TV work in Canada, Eugene McCabe’s play,...
Infants Class from the Patrician Brother’s School ‘The Monastery’ at Lombard Street, Galway with Bro Cletus Norton in 1947. ‘The Mon’ closed its doors seven years later and the pupils transferred down the street to the newly-built St Patrick’s National School.

Galway In Days Gone By

1916 Asylum patient’s death On Tuesday, Mr. M.A. Hayden, Coroner for East Galway, held an inquest at the Asylum, Ballinasloe, into the circumstances surrounding the death of a patient named McDermott – Mr. Lea, D.I., conducted...


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