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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...
Winner of the City Girl Win-A-Car Competition, Miss Kathleen O'Reilly, Corrandrum, Cummer, being presented with the keys by Mr. P.J. Conlon, Managing Director, G.T.M. Traders Ltd and City Girl, Galway. Also in the picture is Mr. Sean Ashe, Sales Manager, Western Motors Ltd., Galway.

Galway In Days Gone By

1918 Mysterious visitor The Co. Clare police have arrested a man who entered Crabbe Island, in a sheltered inlet of Galway Bay, near Doolin, in a collapsible board, and who declared that he had escaped from...
A Garda is on top of a case of illegal parking at Galway Market in August 1966. The premises on the right was The Eagle Chinese Restaurant, believed to be the first Asian eaterie to establish in Galway.

Galway In Days Gone By

1917 Galway’s crime figures Addressing the Grand Jury at the Spring Assizes, Lord Justice Moloney said: Turning to the general state of your county, and taking the figures for the East Riding, I find the number...
Galway goalkeeper Johnny Geraghty clears the ball upfield in the 1964 All-Ireland defeat of Kerry,at a jam-packed Croke Park the county's first title in their legendary three-in-a-row triumphs. Players frequently wore caps in those days and, as well as the goalie, Galway's Sean Meade is also sporting one. Other players in the photo are Tom Lowry and Mick O'Dwyer of Kerry and Enda Colleran of Galway.

Galway In Days Gone By

1917 Fined for driving At Galway Petty Sessions, Mrs. Julia Dowling, Ballinasloe, was charged under the Petrol Restrictions Order for using petrol in going to the Galway Races on the 1st August, contrary to the Order...

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