Rail workers at Galway Railway Station in 1955 (from left): Johnny Foy, Mervue; John Mulkerrins, Old Clybaun Road; and Dennis Lally Henry Street.

Galway In Days Gone By

1918 Conscription menace Speaking at St. Ignatius Church, Galway, on Sunday, the Rev. Father Cahill, S.J., alluded to the appalling menace of conscription with which the country was faced. The teaching of Catholic theology was that an...
Winner of the City Girl Win-A-Car Competition, Miss Kathleen O'Reilly, Corrandrum, Cummer, being presented with the keys by Mr. P.J. Conlon, Managing Director, G.T.M. Traders Ltd and City Girl, Galway. Also in the picture is Mr. Sean Ashe, Sales Manager, Western Motors Ltd., Galway.

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1918 Mysterious visitor The Co. Clare police have arrested a man who entered Crabbe Island, in a sheltered inlet of Galway Bay, near Doolin, in a collapsible board, and who declared that he had escaped from...
The organising committee of the St. Joseph's College, Carna P.P.U. dinner in the Great Southern Hotel, Galway in January 1969, were (seated, from left): Aileen Geoghegan (secretary), Bairbre Ní Ghaora, Bríd Ní Ghaora, Máire Bean Ní Ghaora (Patron), Gabrielle Nic Fhlannchadha (Treasurer). Standing: Padraig Mac Oireachtaigh, Rev. Sister Pius, Sean Ó Ceoinn (chairman), Michael Mac Oireachtaigh and Martias De Burca.

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Conscription protest At the meeting of the Galway Urban Council on Thursday, a resolution was proposed by Mr. Silke protesting against the application of the Man-Power Bill to Ireland. Mr. Silke said as that was their...
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.

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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...

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