A protest against the demolition of old buildings in Lower Merchants Road, Galway in 1979.

Galway In Days Gone By

1917 Big Galway fire One of the biggest fires that has occurred in Galway for a number of years took place in the early hours of Saturday morning, when the Galway Steam Saw Mills, owned by...
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,...
'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...
Deirdre Sullivan

Galway writer Deirdre Sullivan’s fairytale job!

Lifestyle - Galway writer Deirdre Sullivan has completed an unusual commission to rewrite thirteen classic fairytales.  The fruits of her labour are about to be published. She tells Judy Murphy how she went about...
The way we were: Emotionally charged scenes for the return of Liam McCarthy, as Joe Connolly is mobbed by fans at the homecoming banquet for the Galway hurlers on the Monday night of September 8, 1980, at the Sacre Coeur Hotel, Salthill. Photo: Joe O'Shaughnessy.

A clash of deadlines and emotion at the final frontier

Country Living with Francis Farragher It does seem only like yesterday, but 37 summers have now passed since Galway’s breakthrough hurling success of 1980, a final victory against Limerick, that bridged a 57-year gap since...
Also among the prizewinners were Misses Bridie Fahy, Oughterard; Mary Lydon, Roscahill; and Margaret Flaherty, Moycullen.

Galway In Days Gone By

1917 Annual TB report The annual report of the Tuberculosis Medical Officer for Co. Galway for the year ending April 31 is deserving of more than passing notice. Dr. B. O’Beirne informs the Sanatorium Committee that...


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