Norbert Sheerin with his grandchildren, sisters Summer and Annalia Sheerin, and sisters Grace and Clodagh Murphy and their brother Conor, at the launch of his book, A Georgian Memory A brief History of Merlin Park House & Estate.

New book captures legacy of Galway Institution

Lifestyles - A once-great Georgian house renowned for its partying was demolished to make way for a TB Sanitorium. Norbert Sheerin captures this and a whole lot more in his new history of Merlin...

A long way removed from days of penitence and black bread

Country Living with Francis Farragher We’ve been slipping quite seamlessly into the days of darkest mid-Winter with the season of Advent having arrived on December’s first Sunday this year.  Advent always begins on the fourth...
Taking home the tree - father and son outside St Patrick's NS in December 1973.

Galway In Days Gone By

1918 Portumna assault At Portumna Petty Sessions – before Mr. Whyte R.M. (presiding), and J. Morrissey, J.P. – James Madden summoned James Canning for assault. In a cross-summons James Canning charged James Madden with abusive and...
Tom Duggan as Jack with the Smurffs in a scene from the Renmore Pantomime during rehearsals in December1979 for the show, Jack and the Beanstalk. Front row (from left): Cliona Breathnach, Orina Belton, Leighanna Wright. Second row (from left): Orla Sandys, Aishling McCarthy, Clodagh Lynch, Olga Lynch, Fiona Duggan and Caraine Hughes. Back row (from left): Anne Casserley, Amanda Haverty, Judith Higgins, Emer McCarthy, Sinead Dunleavy and Nessa Cawley.

Galway In Days Gone By

1918 Red Cross appeal The question is now being frequently asked, “Now that the war is over, is there any real necessity for the continued support of Red Cross”? The answer is, “The need for funds...
Minister Michael Creed officially launching FoodCloud's Galway Hub. PHOTOs: ANDREW DOWNES, XPOSURE.

Food hub tackles issues of waste and want

Lifestyle - Co-founder and CEO of FoodCloud, Portumna woman Aoibheann O’Brien tells Judy Murphy how good food ends up in landfill and the work done by her organisation to end this practice. Witnessing one of...
Earlier and earlier seems to be the theme for the start of the Christmas season. In Galway city, the lights were switched on and the seasonal market opened in mid-November. JOE O’SHAUGHNESSY took this enchanting shot of Eyre Square just as the first quarter of the Beaver Moon began to emerge.

The word that should never be mentioned in November

Country Living with Francis Farragher If the truth be known, I don’t really mind Christmas that much at all, once it arrives, but it’s the pre-December build-up that often sets off a little tingle of...


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