Galway In Days Gone By

1919 Outlook for farmers The farmers’ associations of Ireland compel admiration by one outstanding fact: they have stood firmly against the efforts made to drag them into politics, and thereby destroy that essential unity in which...
Principals of the Presentation College, Oranmore, production of 'The Student Prince' performed at the college in October1965. Seated (from left): C. Nolan, A. O'Connor, C. Linnane, P. Guy, P. Kelly, and L. Fahy. Standing (from left): A. Prendergast, C. Burke, A. Loughlin, M. Cahalan, I. Muldoon, A. Dency, M. Mahon and C. Keogh.

Galway In Days Gone By

1919 Men wanted We learn that the Galway painters find it practically impossible at the moment to get men, and that one or two of our leading local firms of painters and decorators have had to...
Dated 1627, the limestonefaced Browne Doorway was once the entrance to the Abbeygate Street townhouse of one of the Galway Tribes. As the original building fell into ruin, the front panel of the stone building was rescued in 1904 by the Galway Archaeological and Historical Society, who bought it for about £30 and had it rebuilt to adorn the entrance to Eyre Square, which was surrounded by railings at the time. Sadly, it is no longer the attractive sight evident in the old photo from the 1960s, following measures taken after erosion and a crack on the arch began to take its toll, including an unattractive plastic sheeting preventing risk to the public.

Galway In Days Gone By

1919 Agricultural prowess Some interesting particulars concerning the working schemes of agricultural and technical instruction and of the schemes for agricultural development are given in the recently published eighteenth annual report of the Department. In the case...
Our photo of Salthill from the 1960s shows what was known as the Ladies Beach crowded with holidaymakers, with the fold-up deck chairs which could be hired for the day just about visible on the beach. In the background, a house stood on the site of the future Leisureland, while the Hangar ballroom was in the middle of Salthill Park, to the right.

Galway In Days Gone By

1919 Path to pure marriage Speaking at the Cathedral, Tuam, on Sunday last, his Grace, Most Rev. Dr. Gilmartin appealed very strongly to the people to attend the May devotions in these times of gravest danger...
They're off . . . Determination on the faces of the competitors in one of the races at Castleblakeney Sports in May 1969.

Galway In Days Gone By

1919 Tuam Co-Op opposed The projected formulation of a co-operative stores in Tuam is likely to lead to a split in the ranks of the Trades’ Council recently formed in the town. A meeting of the...
Prizewinners in the BLOE County Galway Championships in Gort in August 1975 were, front row, from left: John Gilligan, Eileen Shaughnessy, Tony Murphy, Edel Cunningham and Mairead Walsh. Second row (from left): Carmel Burke, Grace Cunningham, Regina Cunningham, Angela Shaughnessy, Anne Murray and Eithne Walsh. Third row (from left): Noreen Shaughnessy, Noreen Burke, Kevin Egan, Kathleen Shaughnessy and John Melvin.

Galway In Days Gone By

1919 Shoemaking scandal Galway Guardians on Wednesday confessed themselves unable to offer any explanation in reply to the Local Government Board Inspector’s criticism that it cost 6s. for material alone for the repair of a single...

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