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Galway in Days Gone By

A large numbers of protestors demand the natlonalisation of the Salmon Weir fishery in Galway city, in September 1969.

Galway In Days Gone By

1917 Gas explosion An alarming gas explosion occurred in the manhole at the Four Corners on Wednesday afternoon, this being the second time within the last few years that an explosion has taken place at the...
Some thirty people, including a number described as non-participants, were at Spiddal River (owned by Mr H S Buckley) in October 1969 for a Fish-in organised by the National Waters Restoration League.

Galway In Days Gone By

1915 Lusitania victim The grim realities of German “frightfulness” were brought home to the residents of Galway on Wednesday, when one of the coast patrol boats attached to the base here brought in the body of...
Riverdance was a long way into the future when this group of young Irish dancers from Loughrea posed for the camera in 1967.

Galway In Days Gone By

1917 Mail-order houses All who have the interests of Irish trade at heart must feel concerned at the huge amount of money sent from Ireland to cross-Channel mail-order houses. One of the lesser-known of these firms...
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,...
Rail workers at Galway Railway Station in 1955 (from left): Johnny Foy, Mervue; John Mulkerrins, Old Clybaun Road; and Dennis Lally Henry Street.

Galway In Days Gone By

1918 Conscription menace Speaking at St. Ignatius Church, Galway, on Sunday, the Rev. Father Cahill, S.J., alluded to the appalling menace of conscription with which the country was faced. The teaching of Catholic theology was that an...
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...

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