Boys who were Confirmed by the Bishop of Galway, Dr Michael Browne, in Kinvara in 1969.

Galway In Days Gone By

1918 Shooting Another shooting outrage occurred on Sunday night at Kilroe, Drumgriffin, near the residence of Mr. J.G. Alcorn, J.P. On the night, after ten o’clock, William Burke, steward in Mr. Alcorn’s employment, was returning from...
Charles Haughey, Minister for Finance, lays a wreath at the statue of Liam Mellowes in Eyre Square in Galway in Easter 1969, watched by an attendance including members of the Old IRA who served with Liam Mellowes during the 1916 Rising.

Galway In Days Gone By

1918 Prominent Sinn Féiner arrested On Thursday morning, Mr. Lawrence Lardner, Athenry, was arrested and conveyed to Galway, and charged before Mr. J. Kilbride, R.M., with illegal drilling at Athenry on March 16 and 17. Head-Constable Sweeney,...
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...
At the South Galway Secondary Schools Debs Ball in the Corrib Great Southern Hotel in August 1994 were Marianne Fahy, Elva Conroy and Olivia Mahoney, all of Gort.

Galway In Days Gone By

1918 For the I.R.A. The houses of MI. Collins, P. Reilly and P. Flaherty in Clonboo district, were entered by two armed and disguised men. The owners were told the surrender their arms, the raiders stating...
The Organising Committee of the Galway County Council annual dinner-dance in the Great Southern Hotel, Galway, in January 1965, were, front row, from left: Mr. John Coyne; Miss Maura Walsh, treasurer; Miss Mary Cunningham, secretary; Miss Christine Murphy and Miss Grainne Hartigan. Second row: Mr. Michael Treacy, Mr. John Dooley, Miss Anne Walshe, Mr. John Durkin, Mr. Christopher Walshe (chairman) and Mr. Sean Cullinane.

Galway In Days Gone By

1918 Redmond’s death The news of the death of the Irish Leader was received in Galway on Wednesday noon with dismay. The bulletins published in the morning papers had led his friends to cherish hopes that...
The Galway Senior Hurling team, plus County Board officials, before they set sail for New York to play the away final of the National Hurling League in the Polo Grounds, New York on September 30, 1951. Galway won the title in front of a crowd of 30,000 exiles with a 2-11 to 2-8 win over New York, having beaten Wexford 6-7 to 3-4 in the home final the previous April. It was only their second league title overall and their first since 1930-31.

Galway In Days Gone By

1918 Arms raid Another raid for arms is reported from the Headford district, where, in the village of Ballyconlaght, lying on the shores of Lough Corrib, the house of Thomas Connell was entered by two masked...

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