The St. Patricks National School Confirmation class of 1960. Front row, from left: Peter Salmon, Pete Molloy, Christy O'Connor Junior, Noel Lane, Johnny McCormack, and John Heaney. Second row: Teacher Tom Walsh, John Finn, Gerard Condon, Anthony McDonagh, Pete O Brennáin, Frank Kavanagh, Gerard Tierney, Eamon Howard, Tommy Morris, Pat Moloney, John Mills, .... Coleman, Austin Molloy and Martin Folan. Third row: Desmond Grant, Maurice Ward, Eddie McCormack, Seamus Furey, Joe Molloy John Shaw, Colm Flaherty, Joe Cleary, Gerard Burke, Tom Broderick, Joseph Healy, Michael Forde, and Seamus Harlowe. Fouth row: Tom Cantwell, Tom Farragher, Macdara Glynn, Arthur Quinn, James Heffernan, Willie Connell, Francis Hickey, Ollie Ryan, Michael Talbot, Kevin Duffy, Tommy Lally, Kieran Mannion and Ronnie Howard. Fifth row: Pat Walsh, Gerard Costello, Gerald McCarthy, Michael Condon, Sean Kelly, Noel Walsh, Colm O’Brien, Domnick Healy, Patsy Murphy, Tommy Jordan, Frederick Ryan and Ronnie Murphy.

Galway In Days Gone By

1918 Disaster fund Up to a few days ago, the Carna Disaster Fund had reached the total of £700. This includes a sum of £100 contributed by the Local Government Board following the visit of Mr....
Front view of St Brigid's Hospital, Ballinasloe. In 1951, Ballinasloe had a population of 5,600 people, 2,100 of whom were patients of St Brigid’s Psychiatric Hospital. Photo: Gerry Stronge.

Unhappy history

Lifestyle –  How state asylums like St Brigid’s in Ballinasloe defined psychiatry in Ireland for generations and became an intrinsic part of the country for more than a century. Judy Murphy talks to Brendan...
Johnny Geraghty ushered in a new era in terms of goalkeeping in the GAA with his agility and spectacular dives a feature of the three-in-row era.

Innocent days when we felt we’d always be beating Kerry

Country Living with Francis Farragher There was a time, believe it or not, when Galway would normally beat Kerry in the All-Ireland championship but alas it’s from a bygone era, that for me evokes, childhood...

Fighting a losing battle against midges and hot tar

Country Living with Francis Farragher Maybe it’s a sign that I’m gradually turning into a grumpy old man but one evening last week at around 9pm as I completed footing a line of turf in...
Extended members of the O'Reilly family gathered in Moycullen to celebrate the life and achievements of their brother, uncle and relative, First Lieutenant, Anthony O'Reilly on the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of his death. Photos: Joe O'shaughnessy.

Legacy of a life cut short during the Vietnam War

Lifestyle - Galwayman Anthony O’Reilly died in action serving as a US solider in Vietnam in 1968. As his family honour him 50 years on, his niece Hilary tells STEPHEN CORRIGAN about Tony’s extraordinary...
Bertie Ahern trawling for votes on the Aran Islands in the 1997 General Election campaign in which he was elected Taoiseach for the first time. Fianna Fáil ran a campaign centred on Ahern's personal popularity. The party gained seats and formed a coalition government with the Progressive Democrats, with the support of four Independent TDs.

Galway In Days Gone By

1918 Armed police at march Twelve police, armed with rifles and ammunition, under Head-Constable Roddy, Tuam, were present during the playing of football matches at Brownsgrove, midway between Tuam and Dunmore, on Sunday. Before the matches...


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