Patricia Forde pictured in Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop with her latest children’s book, Bumpfizzle the Best on Planet Earth. Photos: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

Perseverance pays off for kids’ author Patricia

Lifestyle - The hilarious alien Bumpfizzle is Patricia Forde’s latest creation. Praised at home and in the USA, she’s now signed to a top UK publisher. She tells JUDY MURPHY it all began with...

The Leaving Cert nightmare that refuses to go to sleep

Country Living with Francis Farragher I HAD a dream the other night – no, not the Martin Luther King type – but it’s one  that has recurred fairly regularly since a June day back in...
His Lordship, Most Rev. Dr. Browne, Bishop of Galway, and Rev. Father Glynn, C.C., St. Patrick's in the funeral procession of Monsignor Considine to the grounds of St. Patrick's for interment.

Galway In Days Gone By

1918 Ejected from court At Galway Quarter Sessions on Saturday, Patrick Leonard, Dublin, summoned Myles J. Keaven, Oranmore, for £6 9s. paid by him to J.P. Cuffe, salesmaster, Dublin, for the grazing of cattle, defendant’s property....
Margaret Hickey with Ireland's Green Larder, a fascinting insight into this country's food history. PHOTOs: JOE O'SHAUGHNESSY.

Margaret lifts the lid on Ireland’s rich food history

Lifestyle - Margaret Hickey, who will speak on the food culture of Ireland’s Big Houses at a conference in Portumna on June 30, tells Judy Murphy about her book, Ireland’s Green Larder. You know it’s likely...
Prizewinners at Feis Ceoil in An Taibhdhearc in 1962 were (front row): Ann Curley, Tommy Trill, Francis Gilmore, Deirdre Townley, B. Keogh, Carmel Robinson, Margaret Flaherty, Sally Kelly, Maura Óg O’Shea. Back row: Martina Spelman, Loretto Dickenson, Geraldine Connolly, Rita Egan, Miriam O’Sullivan, Barbara Carr, Valerie Condon.

Galway In Days Gone By

1918 Scandalous streets Whilst the roads of Co. Galway have shown a very marked and welcome improvement in every direction, the condition of the streets within the borough boundary is truly scandalous. At the Urban Council meeting...
A bonfire weekend is in store.

Going just a little bit mad to celebrate Midsummer’s Day

Country Living with Francis Farragher The more we try to apply the brakes on the passing of time, the more frenzied and fast-moving its passage seems to be. It really does seem like yesterday when...


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