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Galway in Days Gone By

Some of the cast of a production of The Sound of Music in Loughrea in November 1970.

Galway In Days Gone By

1916 Days of Terror For the country folk, cut off from all communications, these were days and nights of terror during the Rising. The Red Flag of Rumour was waved from hill to hill, and at...
The GBC Restaurant, Williamsgate Street, Galway in 1972. The business is still thriving at this location. On the right can be seen the shell of the fire-ravaged Corbett's General Store which was gutted in a massive city centre blaze the previous year that covered six acres and caused £2m worth of damage to 26 premises.

Galway In Days Gone By

1918 Daring raids A series of daring raids for arms were made a few nights ago in the neighbourhood of Gort by a party of ten or twelve men, who were disguised and armed with guns...
The 1970 Galway Intermediate Hurling Team that lost the All-Ireland Semi Final to an Antrim team that was trained by Justin McCarthy, with the Galway Team containing future Rugby Captain of Connacht, Ireland and British & Irish Lions Teams, Ciaran Fitzgerald.Back Row (from left): Tommy Ryan (Tommie Larkins); Padraic Hobbs (Killimor); Mike Ryan (Craughwell); Frank Burke (Turloughmore); Ray Duffy (Athenry); Tom O’Hara (Killimor); Mick McTigue (Ballindereen); Timmy Cahalan (Mullagh); Davy Fahy (Kilbeacanty); Paul Kilkenny (Killimoredaly); Joe Gillane (Gort). Front Row (l to r): Martin Smyth (Loughrea); Johnnie Kelly (Abbey); Mike Deeley (Kilbeacanty); Pat Donoghue (Capt. St.Thomas’s); Mike Fahy (Turloughmore); John Norris (Killimor); Ciaran Fitzgerald (Loughrea); Andy Fenton (Kiltormer).

Galway In Days Gone By

1917 Milk profiteers In the promulgation of its various orders fixing the prices of foodstuffs, the Government has shown callous indifference to the needs of the poor by its negligence in regulating a maximum price for...
The Turf Market in Claddagh in 1908. The area pictured is occupied by Galway Fire Station today.

Galway In Days Gone By

1917 Solicitor’s ambush An extraordinary story of how a solicitor lay in ambush in connection with the house of his client that had been robbed of its marble mantelpieces and all its woodwork was told when...
Children from Cloondahamper National School in the parish of Killererin in 1958. This is one of many images included in a new book, 'Cloondahamper – A History’ by young local author Luke Silke. Front row, from left: Kathleen Courtney, Breege Rooney, Nora Kelly, Patricia Gannon, Patsy Concannon, Pauline Silke, Kitty Miskell, Teresa Gannon, Kathy Divney, Pauline Smith, Mary Rooney, Mattie Boyle. Second row, from left: Michael Boyle, Mick Hawd, Tom Collins, Mary Collins, Mary Kelly, Teresa Concannon, Nancy Fahy, Chrissie Collins, Mary Nolan, Mary E Duggan, Ann Gannon, Nora Boyle, Teresa Connell. Third row, from left: Bridie Boyle, Mary Fahy, Nell Boyle, Sally Gannon, Carmel Connell, Annie Mitchell, Mary B Hawd, Alice Hawd, Chrissie Nolan, Olive Smith, Josie Gannon, Tom Boyle, Mary Heverin (teacher). Back row, from left: Sean Glynn (teacher), Patrick Miskell, Stephen Hansberry, Paddy Collins, Michael Fahy, Padraic Mitchell, Tom Collins, Oliver Mitchell, Christy Fahy, Tedd McDermott, Pete McDermott, Padraic Kelly. The book, Cloondahamper – A History’, will be launched this Friday night in The Red Gap, Barnaderg.

Galway In Days Gone By

1914 Funeral under flood A few days ago, a very sensational incident occurred near Mountbellew, Galway due entirely to the flooding of an area that has hitherto never been inundated. The road, which is a very...
Farmers demanding the draining of the Dunkellin River mount a protest in 1970.

Galway In Days Gone By

1917 Council bear garden Tuam District Council chamber was converted into a bear garden during the progress of the quarterly meeting. There was a large attendance of members, and a few hundred road contractors occupied the...

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