Joan Mullins and Joan Broderick, both from Bushypark, attending the Rahoon Social in January 1968.

Galway In Days Gone By

1918 Election footing The election campaign in Galway-Connemara constituency opened on Sunday when meetings in support of both candidates were held at Eyre-Square, Galway. Sinn Feiners assembled after last Mass, when the candidature of Mr. Padraig O’Maille...

Once-great family laid low by war

Lifestyle - One-hundred members of the extended Persse family from around the world served in the Great War. Author Gerry Kearney tells THOMAS HACKETT how their story inspired his new book. The impact of the...
Pictured at the Clifden Fine Gael dinner in January 1970 were Mrs Sadie Goonan, Glenard Crescent, Salthill (seated), Mrs Doris Mannion, Clifden, Mrs Joan Spelman, Loughrea, Miss Ida McEvilly, Newcastle, Galway and Miss Margaret Doherty, Newcastle.

Galway In Days Gone By

1918 Armistice celebrations Galway received the news of peace in the early hours of Monday morning with unfeigned joy. Soon the city was agog with excitement; the bells of the Protestant Church of St. Nicholas were...
China: The biggest producer and consumer of coal in the world.

Persuasion not preaching needed on climate change

Country Living with Francis Farragher For starters, I’m not including myself in that group of people who deny that climate change is happening at all, or that our world is warming up a bit too...
Bar-owner John Mannion and Jack Kenny of J & C Wine and Spirit Distributors with one of the limited-edition presentation boxes of the Sonny Molloy’s Redbreast 16-Year-Old Single-Cask.

Keeping Sonny’s spirit alive

Lifestyle - As sales of whiskey soar, Irish Distillers have embarked on a unique project with one of Galway’s best-known pubs. JUDY MURPHY hears how the glass is half-full for Sonny Molloy’s. Just a few...
Death, dirt and decay: The horrors of trench warfare during the Great War.

A time of confusion and conflict in Irish history

Country Living with Francis Farragher IT has taken a long time – at least a few generations and the best part of a century – for this country to acknowledge and commemorate the loss of...


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