St Michael's National School, Mervue, Gaelic Football team who defeated city rivals St Patrick's School by 2.4 to 08 in the final of the National Schools B City League at Pearse Stadium in May 1975. Front row (from left): J O'Connor, K Lally (captain), M Mulvany, C Conneely, T Walsh, F Kenny, J Healy. Back row: F Sheridan, C O'Kelly, B Power, P Coppinger, S Coughlan, P O'Dowd, N Greaney and R Ryan.

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1918 Abandoned promotion A feeling akin to consternation was aroused in Carna last week on the rumoured change of the Rev. M. McHugh, the pastor of the parish, to another portion of the archdiocese. On Thursday...
The scene in the village on the final day of the An Tostal festival when the celebrations were brought to a close with a parade, cross-roads dancing and ceremonial lowering of the Tostal flag. An Tostal was a series of festivals throughout the country celebrating Irish life, inaugurated in 1953 and continuing for the next five years.

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1918 Influenza epidemic The influenza epidemic continues to prevail with unabated virulence in the county, and from various parts, reports of deaths are still being made. In the city, several families are stricken, but, fortunately, no...
Boys from Clifden pictured with Most Rev Dr Joseph Cunnane, Archbishop of Tuam, after he administered the Sacrament of Confirmation in May 1972.

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1918 Shooting outrage From further particulars regarding the firing at Mr. J.G. Alcorn, J.P., Kilroe House, Headford, while on his way to Mass at Currandulla, it appears that his assailant had fired the shot when Mr....
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.

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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...
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.

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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...
All smiles at a Feis Ceoil in Galway in 1965.

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1918 Teachers will strike “We endorse the action taken by our C.E.C. in connection with the demand for Civil Service war bonuses, and we pledge them our whole-hearted support and co-operation.” This was the principal resolution passed...

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