Artist Padraic Reaney with Tom Kenny of the Kenny Art Gallery.

Abandoned village in the frame

Lifestyle - Ruined houses on a north Connemara island that was depopulated 58 years ago this  month, have been captured in a new exhibition, Inis Airc – the Inishark Project.  The work was captured...
More unsettled weather days seem to be on the way as Callum prepares to roll in.

Hoping that ‘soft landing’ can ease us into Winter

Country Living with Francis Farragher Our soft landing from our beautiful Summer of 2018 into the darker days of Winter has been jolted a little bit this week with the prospect of wetter and windier...
Taoiseach Sean Lemass at the opening ceremony for Tynagh Mines in October, 1965, which was attended by 1,300 home and overseas guests, including almost 200 who were flown in from Canada on a special charter flight.

Galway In Days Gone By

1918 New cinema theatre It is reported that a Dublin syndicate is being put together for the purpose of securing premises in Galway to establish a new cinema theatre on an extensive scale. It has been...

Living on the edge

Historian Diarmaid Ferriter has turned his fascination with Ireland’s offshore islands, including Aran and Inishbofin, into a captivating new book. “Island people had an extraordinary strong sense of place,” he tells Judy Murphy. Historian Diarmaid...
Shades of Autumn as October nudges us all into the darker days.

Trying to avoid the lament as darker days start to call

Country Living with Francis Farragher The arrival of October days normally sends me into a period of temporary lamentation. It’s a month that emits a series of grey and dreary messages that our season of...
Some of the delegates who attended the annual convention of the Galway County Board of the GAA in Athenry in January 1957. Included in the group are Rev M. Walsh, CC, Portumna, Chairman; Messrs. J. Whelan, Killimor, Secretary; T. O'Connor, Registrat; P. Ruane, Treasurer; P. Naughton, Chairman, North Board, and M. Sylver, Chairman, South Board.

Galway In Days Gone By

1918 Fiercest gale Following the wettest month for forty years, came during last week-end the fiercest gale within living memory. On Saturday night the wind blew with hurricane force to the accompaniment of fierce showers of...


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