Students undertaking a cycle 'marathon' for charity during Rag Week at UCG in February 1970.

Galway In Days Gone By

1919 Poverty in Connemara The poor we shall always have with us, but we associate the very poor rather with the vicious slums of great cities than with the far-flung plains of agricultural districts or with...
Natasha Lydon

Unique nightclub hits the right note

Lifestyle - Bounce, a nightlcub for people with intellectual disabilities, takes place every month in the city’s Róisín Dubh. As it celebrates its second anniversary, the DJs, VJS and organisers tell DENISE McNAMARA about...
An empire that once spanned the world and at its peak during the 19th century.

The Empire might be gone but ‘the notions’ linger on

Country Living with Francis Farragher At the risk of using the Brexit word and prompting any potential reader into pressing the exit button, a friend of mine mentioned to me during the week that there...
Prizewinners in the dancing competitions at the Ballygar Gymkhana and Aeríocht in August 1971 included (from left) Bridie Kelly, Newbridge, who came first in the Under 12 Jog competition; Mary Nolan, Ballygar, who was first in the Under 14 Jog competition; and Margaret Kelly, Shanballymore, who was second in the Under 12 Jog competition.

Galway In Days Gone By

1919 Celebrating St Patrick A devoted and enthusiastic assembly met to participate in the very distinctive entertainment held in the Town Hall, Galway, on St. Patrick’s night, which drew a crowded house. It was produced by the...
A day when most Irish people go 'just a little bit mad'.

A pastor who will have a lot to answer for by Sunday evening

Country Living with Francis Farragher Not that much by way of hard historical facts is known about him, but for all that, St. Patrick does have a lot to answer for in a term of...

Gardening break that puts a sprint in step

Lifestyle - Growing healthy fruit, vegetables and flowers in an organic environment was the focus of a gardening weekend at Renvyle House Hotel led by experts Klaus Laitenberger and Fionnuala Fallon. JUDY MURPHY went...


broken clouds
17.3 ° C
22 °
13.9 °
16 °
12 °
16 °
18 °
12 °