Plant Bowen in Georgian, USA, the coal-fired power plant, which burns in the region of 11 million tonnes of coal annually.

Trying to keep it cool when talking about climate change

Country Living with Francis Farragher I’m neither a climate change sceptic nor a climate change zealot but I’ve notice over recent months that the debate is becoming increasingly fractious, even in the local hostelries, and...

United vision offers bright future for Lough Corrib

Lifestyle - A new group, aimed at involving all the stakeholders in Ireland’s second-largest lake, wants to ensure its future biodiversity and maximise its enormous potential in a sustainable way. JUDY MURPHY learns what’s...
Love, jealousy and murder at a farmstead in rural Tipperary.

Always appreciate the value of having good neighbours

Country Living with Francis Farragher The publicity has eased . . . the stories have moved on in the national papers and RTE . . . and the case that gripped a nation for weeks...
Dated 1627, the limestonefaced Browne Doorway was once the entrance to the Abbeygate Street townhouse of one of the Galway Tribes. As the original building fell into ruin, the front panel of the stone building was rescued in 1904 by the Galway Archaeological and Historical Society, who bought it for about £30 and had it rebuilt to adorn the entrance to Eyre Square, which was surrounded by railings at the time. Sadly, it is no longer the attractive sight evident in the old photo from the 1960s, following measures taken after erosion and a crack on the arch began to take its toll, including an unattractive plastic sheeting preventing risk to the public.

Galway In Days Gone By

1919 Agricultural prowess Some interesting particulars concerning the working schemes of agricultural and technical instruction and of the schemes for agricultural development are given in the recently published eighteenth annual report of the Department. In the case...
Celebrating 20 years of the Access Programme at NUI Galway, John Cunningham, past Access Programme pupil, Dr Olga O'Mahony, past pupil and Access Programme Coordinator for Mature Students, and Imelda Byrne, Head of Access Programmes. PHOTO: Joe O'shaughnessy.

Opportunity knocks

Lifestyle - As they celebrate 20 years of Access Programmes at NUI Galway, STEPHEN CORRIGAN meets one of the driving forces behind the programme and some of its beneficiaries as they reflect on two...
Our photo of Salthill from the 1960s shows what was known as the Ladies Beach crowded with holidaymakers, with the fold-up deck chairs which could be hired for the day just about visible on the beach. In the background, a house stood on the site of the future Leisureland, while the Hangar ballroom was in the middle of Salthill Park, to the right.

Galway In Days Gone By

1919 Path to pure marriage Speaking at the Cathedral, Tuam, on Sunday last, his Grace, Most Rev. Dr. Gilmartin appealed very strongly to the people to attend the May devotions in these times of gravest danger...


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