Local women are being taught how to sew on Singer machines under the shade of a giant tree. These newly acquired machines are operated manually and by foot as there’s no electricity in this remote place.

Farming for survival in one of the world’s poorest countries

Lifestyle -  Judy Murphy travelled to Malawi where she was enchanted by the natural beauty but saddened by the scale of the poverty "We need a fence.” That was the simple message from the group...
Ben Gabriel (left) and Tommy Carew: preparing for a busy fortnight for craftspeople in Galway. Photo: Joe O'Shaughnessy.

Top craftspeople to showcase creations at the Irish Design Works exhibition

Lifestyle - As well as artsy types, Galway will be a magnet for craftspeople over the next fortnight as the city hosts the third Irish Design Works exhibition as well as a pop-up shop...
Holding on, Lettermullen

New book exudes a love for landscape

Lifestyle - Stunning photographs of Connemara and Aran are a fitting legacy to Walter Pfeifer who died before seeing the fruits of his labour in published form. Judy Murphy tells the story. The launch of...

Still torn between Patrick’s faith and bawdy bashes of the Celts

Country Living with Francis Farragher I seem to be hit with some quare afflictions when it comes to drink. Most of the time, it seems to be a longing to get my hands on the...
Jennifer Cunningham, with her daughter Emily Acheson, at her exhibition 'After the Future' in the Festival Gallery, Market Street, for Galway International Arts Festival. Photo: Joe O'Shaughnessy.

Galway is a place of magic in artist’s eyes

By Judy Murphy Lifestyle - Artist Jennifer Cunningham sees Galway in a different light to most and her rose-tinted, nostalgic look at the city, and its iconic buildings, forms one of the highlight exhibitions of...
The Salthill Athletic Team celebrating success in 1960.

Galway In Days Gone By

1918 Military formation Matthew Hughes and John McNally, at a Crimes Court held by Mr. J. Byrne, R.M. at Ballinasloe, on Saturday, were charged with assisting in arranging a procession in military formation on the 21st...


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