Galway In Days Gone By

1918 Great War ends The section of people in this country who, purely for political motives, cultivated as one of their many delusions, the belief that the Central Empires were invincible, the news that came to...
Carsten Krieger

Capturing the magic of the Shannon

Lifestyle - Carsten Krieger’s latest book captures the magic of Ireland’s longest river and the places surrounding it. The German-born photographer talks to Judy Murphy about the project. Portumna, Loughrea and Clonfert are among the places...
Galway Print Studio staff: Gerard O'Brien, Padraig Conway, Sioban Piercy, Kerry McClure, Leonie King, Mary Geeleher and David Pierce.

The fine art of survival

Lifestyle - A not-for-profit studio space which has supported many of Galway’s finest printmakers is in danger of closure unless it can increase its membership and get more public support. They outline the situation...
It's unlikely . . .and it might only be a one in a thousand year event . . . but a tsunami could some day hit our western shores.

Fateful day when a Lisbon tsunami reached our shores

Country Living with Francis Farragher Sometimes in the world of newspapers, slightly strange or quirky stories can be left on your plate and a couple of weeks ago when I was asked about the possibility...
St Michael's National School, Mervue, Gaelic Football team who defeated city rivals St Patrick's School by 2.4 to 08 in the final of the National Schools B City League at Pearse Stadium in May 1975. Front row (from left): J O'Connor, K Lally (captain), M Mulvany, C Conneely, T Walsh, F Kenny, J Healy. Back row: F Sheridan, C O'Kelly, B Power, P Coppinger, S Coughlan, P O'Dowd, N Greaney and R Ryan.

Galway In Days Gone By

1918 Abandoned promotion A feeling akin to consternation was aroused in Carna last week on the rumoured change of the Rev. M. McHugh, the pastor of the parish, to another portion of the archdiocese. On Thursday...
The scene in the village on the final day of the An Tostal festival when the celebrations were brought to a close with a parade, cross-roads dancing and ceremonial lowering of the Tostal flag. An Tostal was a series of festivals throughout the country celebrating Irish life, inaugurated in 1953 and continuing for the next five years.

Galway In Days Gone By

1918 Influenza epidemic The influenza epidemic continues to prevail with unabated virulence in the county, and from various parts, reports of deaths are still being made. In the city, several families are stricken, but, fortunately, no...


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