Youths who competed in the County Galway Cross-Country Championships at Ballybrit in march 1965. Front row (from left): Maurice Ward, John Wade, Joe Ryan (winner), Noel Burke and Tommy Moorse. Back row (from left): Alan Conneely, Michael Cummins, Jimmy Parslow and Owen Higgins.

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Case building James Connolly sued Peter Kelly for £27 13s. due for work carried to defendant’s house – Mr. Hogan, solr., appeared for the plaintiff, and Mr. Mulcair defended. Mr. Hogan said the plaintiff was a...
The four-day visit to Galway in February 1965 of the Lord Mayor of Birmingham, Ald. Frank Leslie Price, at the invitation of the Galway-Salthill Tourist Development Association created something of a stir in the city. Here he's pictured signing autographs for local youngsters.

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1919 Release the prisoners A largely-attended meeting was held in the Town Hall, Galway, on Sunday, to demand the release of the Irish political prisoners. Mr. S. M. O’Mara, Mayor of Limerick, who had been announced as...
Pictured after the presentation of awards to Galway Sports Stars at the Sports Stars Banquet in January 1967 were, front row, from left: Bobby Molloy TD (secretary of the Pool Committee, then campaigning for Galway's first public swimming pool and organisers of the awards), Brian Silke (Golf), Dermot Ryder (Judo), Emer Walsh (Table Tennis), Deputy Mayor Cllr Paddy O'Flaherty, Maeve Lydon (Lawn Tennis), Michael Cunningham (Swimming), Lieut-Col Jack Griffin (Chairman of the Pool Committee). Back row: Jim Lydon, Chairman of the panel of sports writers who chose the stars), Mick Molloy (Athletics), Bill Johnston, who received the award for Conor Linehan (Motor Sport), Mattie McDonagh (Gaelic Football), Christy Dooley (Hon. Treasurer of the Pool Commiittee), Michael Cullinane (Hurling), Frank Heaney (Boxing), PJ Callanan (Best Organiser).

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1919 Stolen railway Mr. A. H. Moeran presided at the meeting of the Portumna Town Improvement Committee on Friday, December 20. The Chairman mentioned the question of taking steps about the derelict railway, and stated he was...
The Oranmore team who defeated Ardrahan in the County Galway Under-16 hulring final at Athenry in August 1969. Kneeling (from left): Eamon Dooley, Martin Hanniffy, Gerard Finn, Seamus Grealish, Michael Melville, Peadar Carroll and John Fahy. Standing (from left): Padraic Cummins, Vincent Carroll, Michael Toole, Donal Dooley, Thomas Fahy, Owen Flanagan, Michael Bannon, Raymond Keane and MJ Madden.

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1918 Democratic duty Commenting editorially on “Sinn Fein and the future,” the “Freeman’s Journal” on Friday stated:- “The policy and plans of Sinn Fein have now become a matter of serious importance to every Irishman, whatever...
Birds of a feather . . . bringing home the goose from the Christmas Market on December 18, 1964.

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1918 State-aided emigration Galway has long been looking westward for the development that will assuredly follow the re-establishment of trans-oceanic communication; but it is doubtful if the port of embarkation that existed here within the memory...
Taking home the tree - father and son outside St Patrick's NS in December 1973.

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1918 Portumna assault At Portumna Petty Sessions – before Mr. Whyte R.M. (presiding), and J. Morrissey, J.P. – James Madden summoned James Canning for assault. In a cross-summons James Canning charged James Madden with abusive and...

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