Local young men at the opening of the new £30,000 Gaeltarra Eireann Tweed Factory in Rosmuc in September 1967.

Galway In Days Gone By

1917 Duke’s bankruptcy In the Bankruptcy Courts, Dublin, on Friday, before Mr. Justice Pim, the case of the Duke of Manchester, a bankrupt, was in the list on a motion directing the sale of chattels, etc.,...
Romeo and Juliet: a tragic love story that will have a modern twist for Galway audiences.

Putting ballet on stronger footing

Lifestyle - Dance is a poor relation when it comes to funding. But Ballet Ireland, which brings a critically-acclaimed version of Romeo and Juliet to Galway this month, is overcoming such adversities. Judy Murphy...

A world where most things are not just black and white

Country Living with Francis Farragher DO you ever get the feeling that the closer you look at something the more unclear it gets, or the more that someone tells you an issue is black and...
The Turf Market in Claddagh in 1908. The area pictured is occupied by Galway Fire Station today.

Galway In Days Gone By

1917 Solicitor’s ambush An extraordinary story of how a solicitor lay in ambush in connection with the house of his client that had been robbed of its marble mantelpieces and all its woodwork was told when...
Reporter Bernie Ní Fhlatharta on her way to a Bernie Sanders rally in New York.

Trump’s tribe

Lifestyle - A visit to rural Virginia during the US Presidential election campaign proved to be an eye-opening experience for Bernie Ní Fhlatharta.  She tells how Donald Trump’s rhetoric resonated with people filled with...
A large numbers of protestors demand the natlonalisation of the Salmon Weir fishery in Galway city, in September 1969.

Galway In Days Gone By

1917 Gas explosion An alarming gas explosion occurred in the manhole at the Four Corners on Wednesday afternoon, this being the second time within the last few years that an explosion has taken place at the...


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