Adventures of a young writer in Galway during the 1970s

Arts Week by Judy Murphy Belfast-born poet and critic Gerald Dawe, Director of the Oscar Wilde Centre for Irish Writing at TCD, recalls life in Galway and the publication of his first book in...

Staying local makes butcher Justin a cut above the rest

It’s as modern and pristine a butcher’s shop as you would see in the most urban shopping centre, but Justin Flannery’s outlet in Peterswell just outside Gort is also old fashioned in the...

Galway In Time Gone By

1913 Clever ruseAn interesting story of how the police outwitted poteen makers in Connemara was disclosed at a Special Court in Connemara, when Tom Carter, Mucknigh, was fined £6 for being concerned in illicit...

Galway In Time Gone By – A browse through the archives of the Connacht...

 1913 Manhunt in the mountainsThree weeks ago, a man named Thomas Lydon, Carraroe, was waylaid by two men and brutally assaulted. In consequence of information received, the police endeavoured to arrest two men –...

Mary Gauthier – an expert on the hard art of ‘writing simple’

Mary Gauthier writes songs that are both unflinching and uplifting. The New Orleans-born singer, whose fans include Bob Dylan and Tom Waits, plays Monroe’s Live on Friday, May 3. After releasing seven studio albums,...

Teenage patients explore their creativity in hospital art project

Teenage patients at University College Hospital are being offered a respite from their illness courtesy of a new art project called Cloudlands. Under the project, the teenagers, many of whom have...


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