Army communications equipment proves popular with youngsters at a careers information day in Mountbellew in May 1970.

Galway In Days Gone By

1917 Highway robbery On Thursday, about 5.45a.m., the mail car returning to Loughrea from Athenry was attacked and held up by two disguised men at Cottage Hill about a half-mile from Loughrea, apparently with the object...
The Galway version of 'Spaghetti Junction where the intersection of the M6 and the M17/M18 takes place.

Coming to terms with a motorway drive to Tuam

Country Living with Francis Farragher There was something vaguely ‘not right’ about a journey I made last Thursday night, following another vain attempt to replicate the strokes of Michael Phelps at the Tuam Swimming Pool....

Appetite for change

Lifestyle - Galway chef and restaurant owner JP McMahon wants us to rethink our approach to food. As he prepares for the third Food on the Edge Symposium, he tells Judy Murphy why. I’ve been told...

Living with the ignominy of anonymity on social media

Country Living with Francis Farragher Technically, I am on Facebook and Twitter, but I can never seem to quite motivate myself to tell all my virtual friends that my dog has overeaten today; that the...
At the opening of the extension to the Franciscan Brothers' Agricultural College in Mountbellew in September 1975. The opening of the €400,000 extension was performed by the Taoiseach, Liam Cosgrave. The project involved the demolition of certain sections of the old existing college and the provision of new classrooms, library, science laboratory, gymnasium, sleeping and catering facilities.

Galway In Days Gone By

1917 A cowardly practice For some time past, a large number of dogs have been found poisoned in the streets of the city. Last week, a valuable dog, the property of Mr. W.E. Binns, B.E., was...
Donal Burke with the Eyre papers which he purchased. "It was an opportunity I couldn’t let pass in case the papers got separated," he says. Photo: Hany Marzouk.

Lasting legacy

Lifestyle - New light has been thrown on the Eyre family who first arrived in Galway with Cromwell’s forces in the mid-1600s  and exerted a profound influence on the county until overcome by death...


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