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Galway in Days Gone By

Some things never change: weather conditions appear to have dampened the spirits at the Shanaglish sports in September 1967.

Galway In Days Gone By

1917 Decrease in serious crime Speaking from the official document furnished to him by those in command of the police, “who, of all others, have the best and most accurate means of knowledge”, Mr. Justice Kenny,...
Salthill on a sunny day in 1966. The beaches are busy but, as our aerial photo shows, the western side of the resort was then sparsely populated as the building of housing estates was just getting underway (centre of photo). The large green area in the centre foreground was a pitch and putt club, while middle right is Pearse Stadium. On the left is Galway Golf Links, as it was known then, with St Enda's Secondary School just above it. The vastness in the background is now all developed as different estates in Knocknacarra.

Galway In Days Gone By

1916 Post Office closure A strong protest should be made without delay against the clumsy attempt on the part of the Government to bring home the war to the people of the West by closing the...
Irish dancers marching in the St Patrick's Day parade in Galway in 1970.

Galway In Days Gone By

1917 The malicious intermeddler Sir, on behalf of the West Galway District Board G.A.A., I find it very essential to offer an explanation about the failure to carry out the fixtures at South Park, Galway, on...
The Galway Senior Hurling team which defeated Kilkenny by 3-5 to 1-10 at Croke Park in the All-Ireland Semi-Final of 1953. Galway subsequently lost the final to Cork by a point (3-3 to 0-8) in controversial circumstances. Back, from left: J Gallagher, J Duggan, J Killeen, C Corless, B O’Neill, E Quinn, J Molloy, H Gordon. Front: P Nolan, S Duggan, M Glynn, M Burke, S Ruane, B Duffy, J Brophy.

Galway In Days Gone By

1917 Pulling up cabbages At Galway Petty Sessions, Michael Stokes, Munster Lane, summoned Mrs. Mary Browne, and her husband, John, for abusive language. Stokes complained that he was putting down cabbage plants when John Browne came...
The Bermuda Showband from Loughrea pictured at Silver Strand in 1967. Among the line-up were Brendan Shaughnessy (Vocals), John Colohan (Lead Guitar), Larry Cooley (Second Guitar), John Small (Bass), Noel Donnellan (Trunmpet), Donal Herlihy (Sax/Clarinet), Benedict Donnellan (Trombone) and Paddy Fallon (Drums).

Galway In Days Gone By

1918 House tarred A startling occurrence is reported from Athenry, where, on Wednesday night week, the house of Mrs. K. O’Neill, The Square, was tarred. Mrs. O’Neill’s house has been under police supervision since the beginning...
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...

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