Pat Dolan, Sarah-Anne Buckley and Ciara Boylan. “A lot has been written about the history of the period, but not about family histories,” Pat says. Photos: Joe O'Shaughnessy.

Untold stories from families reveal another side to history

Lifestyle - Descendants of key players from troubled times contribute to Family Histories of the Irish Revolution, a new book that reveals stories previously untold publicly. Judy Murphy talked to the people behind the...
The Connacht rugby team after playing an inter-pro at a muddy Galway Sportsground in 1938.

Galway In Days Gone By

1918 Shooting outrages Two shooting outrages occurred at about one o’clock on Thursday morning when the houses of two respectable farmers in Rahoon were fired into. The first house attacked was that of Mr. James Feeney,...

Team creating new play seeks stories of ‘lady, legend and icon’

Una Taaffe has become a legendary name in Galway city and beyond. Her image has inspired many art works, her name has inspired countless conversations, and her life has inspired many tall tales. But who...
Rab Fulton: “I try and give perspective to the fairies and give them a voice; to treat them as real things,” he says. Photos: Joe O'Shaughnessy.

Giving voice to the fairies

Lifestyle - Storyteller Rab Fulton’s new book for children gives a fascinating insight into the world of fairies. He is besotted by homegrown folklore as he tells Judy Murphy. “I’ve done a lot of research...
The Moycullen team who defeated St Michael's in the West Board Under 21 football final in 1969, by 2-10 to 0-5. The Moycullen team was: Brendan Hynes, Seamus Clancy, Tom Clancy, P. Gavin, MJ Sullivan, Jim Audley, Brendan Faherty, Tom McLoughlin, Tom Molloy, Peter Lydon, Larry Hurney, Michael Conneely, Larry Darcy, Joe McLoughlin and Patrick Lydon.

Galway In Days Gone By

1918 A tragic lesson At Tuam Petty Sessions on Monday, Mrs. Mullens, Tierboy-road, Tuam, was prosecuted in connection with the death of her six months’ old baby, which was recently burned. Mr. Comerford, D.I., did not...
January weather images more often than not depict the harshness of mid-Winter in its many guises.

Good riddance to a month of darkness and little cheer

Country Living with Francis Farragher As months of the year go, January I find to be one of the most unlovable of all, a bit like Paddy Kavanagh’s dandelions in the field of potatoes as...


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