Pictured at the launch of the official schedule for the 130th Athenry Agricultural Show on Sunday, May 26 were society members (from left): Paddy McGee, Pat Hynes, Paddy Ardiff, Mattie Rabbitte, Mary O'Keefe, Michael Commins, Claire Rooney, Willie Hoyne, Margaret Murphy, Celia Donnelly, Morgan Rabbitte, Noel Burke, Kieran O'Keefe, Nora Speirs, Kieran Somers, Shelley Herterich-Quinn, David Rooney, John Burke, Patrick Kennedy-Lydon, Michael Donnellan, Robbie Fallon and Eamonn Brody. Photo: EIREFOTO.

New home for Athenry’s Agri Show

OVER its 130 year history, Athenry Agricultural Show has seen a few different venues such as The Rampart, The Back Lawn and more recently the grounds of Athenry Mart . . . but this...
Connacht's Gavin Thornbury carrying the battle to Seb Davies and Matthew Morgan of Cardiff Blues during Saturday's PRO14 clash at the Sportsground. Photos: Joe O'Shaughnessy.

Westerners’ produce best performance of season in thrilling win

Connacht 29 Cardiff 22 THE final shrill of the referee’s whistle on Saturday was greeted by an outpouring of unconfined celebration, on and off the field, as Connacht celebrated Champions Cup qualification with the kind of...
Galway Theatre Festival Director Sorcha Keane, General Manager Béatrice Lemoine and Assistant Manager Kevin Murphy.

Drama in store at annual Galway Theatre Festival

Lifestyle - The latest Director of Galway Theatre Festival, Sorcha Keane, combines a love of arts with a business background. It all helps in staging the annual event which gives a platform to new...
Bungalow at Newcastle, Athenry.

Home offers room to grow

This property at Newcastle, Athenry is a substantial four-bed detached residence on manicured gardens with tarmac drive and rear forecourt. The house extends to 2,280 sq ft including a superb attic conversion. It has PVC...

Galway woman’s charity cycle – along the entire Wild Atlantic Way

Galway woman Mary Connell is getting on her bike and cycling the entire Wild Atlantic Way to raise money for Irish Guide Dogs. Mary, from Thumnasragh in Moycullen, plans to cycle around 100 kilometres per...
Dave O'Connell

DIY-ers give way to those who’d prefer someone to do it for them

A Different View with Dave O’Connell There was a recent loss of water running through the taps in our house; we still had drinking water from the kitchen but the rest had dried up without...


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