Our photo of Salthill from the 1960s shows what was known as the Ladies Beach crowded with holidaymakers, with the fold-up deck chairs which could be hired for the day just about visible on the beach. In the background, a house stood on the site of the future Leisureland, while the Hangar ballroom was in the middle of Salthill Park, to the right.

Galway In Days Gone By

1919 Path to pure marriage Speaking at the Cathedral, Tuam, on Sunday last, his Grace, Most Rev. Dr. Gilmartin appealed very strongly to the people to attend the May devotions in these times of gravest danger...
They're off . . . Determination on the faces of the competitors in one of the races at Castleblakeney Sports in May 1969.

Galway In Days Gone By

1919 Tuam Co-Op opposed The projected formulation of a co-operative stores in Tuam is likely to lead to a split in the ranks of the Trades’ Council recently formed in the town. A meeting of the...
Prizewinners in the BLOE County Galway Championships in Gort in August 1975 were, front row, from left: John Gilligan, Eileen Shaughnessy, Tony Murphy, Edel Cunningham and Mairead Walsh. Second row (from left): Carmel Burke, Grace Cunningham, Regina Cunningham, Angela Shaughnessy, Anne Murray and Eithne Walsh. Third row (from left): Noreen Shaughnessy, Noreen Burke, Kevin Egan, Kathleen Shaughnessy and John Melvin.

Galway In Days Gone By

1919 Shoemaking scandal Galway Guardians on Wednesday confessed themselves unable to offer any explanation in reply to the Local Government Board Inspector’s criticism that it cost 6s. for material alone for the repair of a single...
Youngsters pictured after their Confirmation in Gort in 1967.

Galway In Days Gone By

1919 Political situation Recent bye-elections prove that the present Coupon Lloyd George Government has not the confidence of the country. If a General Election took place now the Government would be replaced by a Labour or...
The Renmore Volleyball team who lost out to Tuam in the Community Games Volleyball final in 1973: (kneeling from left) Geraldine Hosty, Mary Leonard, Mary Arrigan, Captain, Mary Monahan and Carmel Cox. Standing Jacintha Keane, Marie Heavey, Brid Dillon, Marion Sweeney, Joan Burke, Deirdre Mannion and Treasa Dooley.

Galway In Days Gone By

1919 Five to a bed It was reported from Corrandulla to Galway Guardians on Wednesday that Martin Lardner, his wife and five children were seriously ill from pneumonia. – Dr. Cusack, M.P., appeared before the board...
Children from Scoil na Trionóide, Mervue, Class 1C, pictured in December 1992. Back row (from left): Áine McDonagh, Sean Lydon, Niamh Staunton, Jacqueline Aherne, Gregory Lydon, Ursula Brady, David Reilly, Michelle Lee. Third row: Cliona O'Reilly, Maria Flaherty, Ciaran Murray, Rachel Walsh, Jonathan Roche, Jean Conor, Priscilla Mooney, Laura Wiggins. Second row: Darren Flood, Edel Fahy, Geraldine Flaherty, Andrea Moran, Eric Carr, Karen Ridgard, Alan Finnerty. Front row: Peter Hill, Jason King, Caitriona O'Loughlin, Keith Keogh, Aoife O'Gorman, Darren Fergus, Krystine O'Meara, Natalie Keogh. Teacher: Miss Walsh.

Galway In Days Gone By

1919 A long way to Tipperary The inconvenience caused to the travelling public as a result of the inadequate train service to Galway was described as abominable by the Chairman (Mr. J. S. Young) at Galway...

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