Young boxers from the Holy Family club in Galway, pictured in 1970, after they defeated a Manchester selectioon in Manchester. Front row (from left): George Fegan, Philip Padden, Patrick Fahy, Michael Hegarty, Nial Corbett and Patrick Walsh. Second row: Rev Bro. Damien (Trainer), Michael Connaughton, John Kelly, Thomas Morrin, Oliver Crehan and Michael Gillen (Trainer). Back row: Patrick Doherty, Noel Moylan, Tony Hayden Michael Kelly and Gerard Gannon.

Galway In Days Gone By

1914 Meeting sabotaged One of the largest and most representatively attended public demonstrations ever witnessed in the Town Hall, Galway, was held last evening, in response to the invitation of the Urban Council that the manhood...
Revellers dancing to music by Herb Miller and his orchestra on the last night of dancing at Seapoint Ballroom in Salthill in November 1984. The venue was was a huge draw for decades after it was first opened in 1949 but the counter attractions of discos/nightclubs in the resort saw its popularity wane.

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1914 United we stand A review of a large number of Volunteers, composed of companies from Aughrim, Kilconnell, Derrymullen, Cappataggle, Mullagh, Kilreecle, Killoran and Kilmolaw, was held by Captain Cheevers at Aughrim, Galway last Sunday. The men...
Participants in the Galway Youth Council's first-ever Youth Day in 1969 crossing the Salmon Weir Bridge. As part of the day's activities, the city's eight youth clubs, colleges and other youth organisations took part in the parade to Galway Cathedral, where a special Youth Mass was attended by about 2,000 young people.

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1914 Battle of Mons Private Duffy, of the Connaught Rangers, has come home to Galway, suffering from wounds sustained at Mons. He was engaged with his regiment, when he was struck on the hip by a...
Fireman damping down buildings on Mainguard Street in Galway on May 28, 1967 after a blaze destroyed the city's biggest shoe store and badly damaging three adjoining premises. The four-storey building of J. P O'Neill and Sons Ltd., was completely gutted, and the fire spread to the adjoining O'Donnell's chemist's shop, the Genoa Bar and Holland's newsagents. Three units of Galway fire brigade fought the blaze and were joined by brigades from Ballinasloe, Loughrea, Athenry, Tuam and Mountbellew.

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1914 How to economise Advert: While the war lasts, economy will be necessary. An easy way to economise is to send suits, costumes, or other articles of wearing apparel that have been placed aside because they...
St Joseph's College at Nuns Island in Galway City on the day it closed in the summer of 1970 before it was knocked down to make way for the new building. Even girls from other local schools turned up for the momentous occasion. Best known today as 'The Bish', this school building was then known as 'The Sem'.

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1914 Forestalling at fairs At the weekly meeting of Galway Urban Council, the Chairman, Mr. M. McDonogh mentioned the practice of forestalling at fairs. In connection with the September fair, which was to be held on...
Students from Moneenageisha Vocational School (now Galway Community College) at the end-of-year prizegiving in 1971.

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1914 Hors de combat Our Gort correspondent writes that it is rumoured that some local men with the British Expeditionary Force in France are hors de combat. Fifteen who recently left town are known to be...

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