Áine on the nine-tonne Bedford bus, home to her and her three children. “There’s a bit of a free spirit in me, alright,” she says.

Áine’s magical mystery tour!

Lifestyle - Galway singer-songwriter Áine Tyrrell got her life back on track after an abusive relationship by buying a bus to tour Australia and perform gigs along the way. At the same time, she...
Pupils of the Mercy Convent, Tuam, who were among the winners in the talent competition in conjunction with the schools quiz in the Rosary Hall, Taylor's Hill, Galway, in December 1966.

Galway In Days Gone By

1917 Daily Mail’s fake news The subjoined is a copy of a letter sent to the London ‘Daily Mail’: St. Joseph’s, Clifden, Co. Galway. 8th December, 1917. Sir, I don’t get the ‘Daily Mail’, but through the kindness...

A heartfelt appeal to Santa for just one more stopover

Country Living with Francis Farragher Dear Santa, “It seems to be no time at all since I was writing to you and yet when I checked my old diaries, I now realise that we haven’t been...
The Killanin team which won the Junior County Football Championship in 1967. Back row, from left: Sean Walsh, Pete O’Connor, Pat O’Halloran, Miko Osborne, Pat O’Connor, Pake Walsh, Christy Fahy, Michael O’Connor, Michael Geraghty. Front row: Tom O’Connor (supporter), Frank Ryan, Marty Walsh, Roger O’Connor, Tom Walsh, Jack Kinnevey, Paddy O’Halloran, Joe Fahy, Pat Ryan.

Galway In Days Gone By

1917 Shot near Oranmore At ten o’clock on Sunday night, Mr. Luke Flynn, of Ballycottage, near Oranmore, was fired at by an ambush party and wounded, but, fortunately, not seriously. Flynn is a young man, whose...
Helen Greally, the Director of Psychology and Support Services with Cancer Care West. “There isn’t any place in the country where you have the services of a centre like this one,” she says. Photos: Iain McDonald.

Living with cancer

Lifestyle - Cancer Care West provides a welcoming space and homely atmosphere for cancer patients both during and after their treatment. Last year, the service supported 1,400 people who were taught not alone how...

Resolving to never again get involved with ‘NYRs’

Country Living with Francis Farragher By now, you should have survived the various traumas of Christmas and the New Year; you should have paid up your gym membership; re-joined Weight Watchers and taken various vows...


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