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Galway in Days Gone By

Williamsgate Street in Galway in the early 1960s with Corbetts furniture store and Blackrock clothing dominating the right hand side of the street and Fallers Jewellers on the left where it still thrives today.

Galway In Days Gone By

1916 Patient’s disappearance On Tuesday night of last week, a patient in the Galway County Hospital disappeared, and, despite the most anxious and thorough search on the part of the hospital officials, the man’s own people,...
Traders in Eyre Square in thye 1970s at the location currently being occupied by the Galway Christmas Market.

Galway In Days Gone By

1916 No Christmas box A largely-attended, and very representative, meeting of the Shopkeepers of Galway was held on Thursday evening last, when, after discussing the difficulties of carrying on business at the present time, it was...
A view across the Claddagh Basin from the tower of Galway Fire Station in the Summer of 1979. The most notable features are the derelict Fisheries Watchtower (left centre), now revamped with a new footbridge access and hosting a small fisheries museum, and the decaying McDonogh's Fertiliser premises, now the site of Jury's Hotel and a multi-storey carpark.

Galway In Days Gone By

1916 Negligent councillors There was important business to be transacted by the District Council of Oughterard last Thursday, but there was no meeting for want of a quorum. It may not be out of place to...
The St. Patricks National School Confirmation class of 1960. Front row, from left: Peter Salmon, Pete Molloy, Christy O'Connor Junior, Noel Lane, Johnny McCormack, and John Heaney. Second row: Teacher Tom Walsh, John Finn, Gerard Condon, Anthony McDonagh, Pete O Brennáin, Frank Kavanagh, Gerard Tierney, Eamon Howard, Tommy Morris, Pat Moloney, John Mills, .... Coleman, Austin Molloy and Martin Folan. Third row: Desmond Grant, Maurice Ward, Eddie McCormack, Seamus Furey, Joe Molloy John Shaw, Colm Flaherty, Joe Cleary, Gerard Burke, Tom Broderick, Joseph Healy, Michael Forde, and Seamus Harlowe. Fouth row: Tom Cantwell, Tom Farragher, Macdara Glynn, Arthur Quinn, James Heffernan, Willie Connell, Francis Hickey, Ollie Ryan, Michael Talbot, Kevin Duffy, Tommy Lally, Kieran Mannion and Ronnie Howard. Fifth row: Pat Walsh, Gerard Costello, Gerald McCarthy, Michael Condon, Sean Kelly, Noel Walsh, Colm O’Brien, Domnick Healy, Patsy Murphy, Tommy Jordan, Frederick Ryan and Ronnie Murphy.

Galway In Days Gone By

1918 Disaster fund Up to a few days ago, the Carna Disaster Fund had reached the total of £700. This includes a sum of £100 contributed by the Local Government Board following the visit of Mr....
The original statue of Pádraic Ó Conaire in Eyre Square in the 1980s prior to having its head removed by vandals in 1995. The repaired original is now in Galway Museum but a bronze replica is shortly to be installed at Eyre Square.

Galway In Days Gone By

1917 No rear lamp At Athenry Petty Sessions, James Ward, a chauffeur in the employment of Mr. Higgins, Athenry, was charged with driving a motor car at 11 o’clock at night without having a light to...
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...

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