O'Brien's Bridge, Galway in the 1940s, with St Nicholas' Collegiate Church in the background and before St Patrick's National School was built on Lombard Street.

Galway In Days Gone By

1918 Shot at by men dressed as women One Sunday evening, at about 5 p.m., a boy named Patrick Ryan, son of Mrs. Ryan, Main-st., Loughrea, was fired at by two unknown men on a farm...

Maybe a time for change as our evenings disappear

Country Living with Francis Farragher It’s that week of the year when time and clocks tend to take centre stage in terms of trivia debates as we imagine ourselves either losing or gaining an hour...
Boys from Clifden pictured with Most Rev Dr Joseph Cunnane, Archbishop of Tuam, after he administered the Sacrament of Confirmation in May 1972.

Galway In Days Gone By

1918 Shooting outrage From further particulars regarding the firing at Mr. J.G. Alcorn, J.P., Kilroe House, Headford, while on his way to Mass at Currandulla, it appears that his assailant had fired the shot when Mr....

Resign yourselves to enjoy those pockets of lazy cheer

Country Living with Francis Farragher There are few of us country boys who could field any insult bar that of laziness. Yet, the more I browse through studies about taking things a bit easier, the...
Jim Higgins, Heritage Officer for Galway City Council, viewing one of the exhibits at Sowing a Seed: Archives to Art exhibition at Tuam Library.

Sowing the seeds to reap rich reward

Six compelling artists have responded with vision and imagination to the brief of a lifetime – bringing the history of the city and county to life from the pages of Galway’s rich written archive....
Artist Padraic Reaney with Tom Kenny of the Kenny Art Gallery.

Abandoned village in the frame

Lifestyle - Ruined houses on a north Connemara island that was depopulated 58 years ago this  month, have been captured in a new exhibition, Inis Airc – the Inishark Project.  The work was captured...


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