A tradition that lives on: Over 51 years ago, Thomas Reilly, Claregalway, a former county champion, ploughing his section of the field at the Co. Galway Ploughing Championships at Claregalway, on March 16, 1967.

Charting role of plough in history of rural Galway

Country Living with Francis Farragher It’s over half a century since I saw the first scrape being turned by a single plough in a field of soil. By today’s standards, the field was little more...
Red sails in the sunset: Taking it easy during our glorious Summer of 2018 at Salthill. PHOTO: JOE O'SHAUGHNESSY.

Relying on hot memories to sustain us through the Winter

Country Living with Francis Farragher Definitely, there’s no pleasing everybody, when it comes to weather. On a grand soft Autumn evening last week, as I sloped into the local for one or two beverages, one...

Good riddance to era when the dreaded ‘weed’ ruled the roost

Country Living with Francis Farragher ON an evening last week, as I made my way home from work, I came across the unusual sight of a couple of hitch-hikers on the stretch of dual carriageway...

Trip from Croke Park that took a very strange twist

Country Living with Francis Farragher Trips down from Croke Park on the evening of All-Ireland finals for Galway fans tend to be gloomy affairs. It’s just a fact of life that Galway tend to lose...

Farewell to the days of tooth worms and ‘barber-dentists’

Country Living with Francis Farragher There I was a complete wimp on the dentist’s chair with some involuntary muscle movements giving away my deep-seated fear of the tooth doctor, when I thought to myself, what...

Succumbing gracefully to a strange kind of Madness

Country Living with Francis Farragher There I was last Friday, on a rainy night in Galway, jumping up and down quite excitedly and looking around me at many older men leppin’ about in a similar...

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