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Galway in Days Gone By

Members of the organising committee at the Castlegar parish social. Standing: John Carr, Kevin Shaughnessy, Stephen Francis, Patrick Shaughnessy, Mark Heneghan. Seated: Matthew Hackett, Fr. Bernard Duffy and John Molloy.

Galway In Days Gone By

1918 Exciting Claddagh scene The Claddagh on Friday week, was the scene of an exciting encounter between Dominick-street Police and a resident named Thomas Tynan, who is about 35 years of age. On that morning, he...
Boys and girls from Maree National School who received their First Holy Communion in May 1972.

Galway In Days Gone By

1917 Defence of the Realm On Wednesday night and early on Thursday morning, Michael Thornton, M.T., Furbough, and Mr. George Nicolls, B.A., Coroner for West Galway, were arrested at their homes and conveyed to Renmore Depot. Yesterday,...
A protest against the demolition of old buildings in Lower Merchants Road, Galway in 1979.

Galway In Days Gone By

1917 Big Galway fire One of the biggest fires that has occurred in Galway for a number of years took place in the early hours of Saturday morning, when the Galway Steam Saw Mills, owned by...
Participants in the Clarenbridge Fancy Dress competition in April 1967.

Galway In Days Gone By

1918 Strange story A strange report which comes from a village near Loughrea says that last week, a baby declared in a clear voice half-an-hour after its birth that there would be dreadful battles soon, and...
Pupils of the Mercy Convent, Tuam, who were among the winners in the talent competition in conjunction with the schools quiz in the Rosary Hall, Taylor's Hill, Galway, in December 1966.

Galway In Days Gone By

1917 Daily Mail’s fake news The subjoined is a copy of a letter sent to the London ‘Daily Mail’: St. Joseph’s, Clifden, Co. Galway. 8th December, 1917. Sir, I don’t get the ‘Daily Mail’, but through the kindness...
Local young men at the opening of the new £30,000 Gaeltarra Eireann Tweed Factory in Rosmuc in September 1967.

Galway In Days Gone By

1917 Duke’s bankruptcy In the Bankruptcy Courts, Dublin, on Friday, before Mr. Justice Pim, the case of the Duke of Manchester, a bankrupt, was in the list on a motion directing the sale of chattels, etc.,...

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