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Bertie Ahern trawling for votes on the Aran Islands in the 1997 General Election campaign in which he was elected Taoiseach for the first time. Fianna Fáil ran a campaign centred on Ahern's personal popularity. The party gained seats and formed a coalition government with the Progressive Democrats, with the support of four Independent TDs.

Galway In Days Gone By

1918 Armed police at march Twelve police, armed with rifles and ammunition, under Head-Constable Roddy, Tuam, were present during the playing of football matches at Brownsgrove, midway between Tuam and Dunmore, on Sunday. Before the matches...
Members of the Caherlistrane Hurling Club Committee at the Club's annual social in the Sacre Coeur Hotel, Salthill, in January 1970 (standing, from left): P Madden, T Craddock, C O 'Brien, J Flanagan, T O 'Brien, P Mulroe, P Mahon, P Gorman. Seated: P O'Neill (Treasurer) P Lee (Chairman), P Craddock, (Secretary), and Bro K McHugh.

Galway In Days Gone By

1917 Archbishop’s illness We regret to announce that His Grace the Archbishop, whose illness has caused universal regret, has recently grown worse, and on Friday last the announcement that his condition was serious was officially made...
The demolition of the Pavilion Ballroom, better known as The Hangar, in Salthill Park in the 1970s. A former RAF Aerodrome in Oranmore, it was purchased by Galway Urban Council in 1924 for £400. Over the subsequent half century a succession of big international acts graced the Hangar stage — Jim Reeves, Chubby Checker, Bill Haley, Johnny Cash, Horslips, Thin Lizzy, Rory Gallagher, etc as well as all the top names from the showband era. The spartan facilities of The Hangar were put in stark perspective with the opening of the adjacent Leisureland in 1974 which soon became the city's prime concert venue for a decade or more.

Galway In Days Gone By

1917 Trans-Atlantic Port Recently there has been much discussion that is public property, and more important conferences that have been conducted in private, upon the question of building a pier to Mutton Island. Mr. Binns, the...
A stolen van being recovered from the River Corrib in January 1969. The van, owned by Mr. John Molloy, Mervue, was raised from the river bed under the directions of Mr. George Ryder, Greenfields, a member of the Galway Sub-Aqua Club.

Galway In Days Gone By

1918 Threat to kill A savage assault was committed at Montiagh, Galway, on Monday, in which a man named John Rooney, a resident in the locality, was brutally attacked and maimed with a razor. It appears...
Members of the Comnmittee of the Moycullen Branch of the Save The West Camapign after their meeting in the Parochial Hall, Moycullen, in November 1966, were, seated (from left): Mr. J. Regan, Miss Brigid Bohan, Dr. E. Scully, Miss I. Carter and Mr J. Cunningham. Standing (from left): Rev. Father G. Quinn, PP, Moycullen, Mr. J. Hoade, Mr. P. Burke, Mr. C. O'Donohoe, Sergeant W. Hoare, Mr. S. Donnellan, Mr. P. O'Riordan, Mrs. N. Hoare, Mr. P. Gavin, Mr. T. Faherty and Mr. M. Flannery.

Galway In Days Gone By

1917 City potato supply The supply of potatoes coming into Galway during the week was a record one – in smallness. The supply on Saturday was below the normal, and on Wednesday morning only two loads...
PJ Ruane and his horse and cart pass by McCullagh's book and record shop in Williamsgate Street, Galway in December 1966.

Galway In Days Gone By

1917 Daring burglary St. Nicholas’ Protestant Church, Galway, was broken into on Friday night or Saturday morning, and three poor boxes forcibly opened. An investigation of the surroundings of the church by Mr. Barret, the sexton,...

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