THE SUMMER COMETH: Soaking up the sunshine on the banks of the Corrib in the Claddagh Basin against the backdrop of the Long Walk. PHOTO: JOE O'SHAUGHNESSY.

A ‘balancing of the books’ as Summer rides into town

Country Living with Francis Farragher It is quite amazing what the impact a good spell of weather can have on the humour of people and especially those who tend to be more in touch with...
A juggler performing at the junction of Quay Street-Cross Street in Galway in the 1990s.

Galway In Days Gone By

1918 Drowning tragedy A sad drowning accident occurred in the Corrib, near Carrick Lodge, Clonbur, on Sunday. It would appear that three military officers, viz., Captain Lawson, Lieutenant Steward and another young Lieutenant, belonging to the...
The SS Ausonia which was torpedoed by a German submarine more than 600 miles of the Cork coast: 44 of the crew, including Lawrence Curtis, died as a result. Above inset: Lawrence Curtis. PHOTO: COURTESY OF ANNA KESSLER.

The tragedy of a Liverpool seaman who found his final rest in Moyrus

Lifestyle - Community remembers merchant seaman Lawrence Curtis, whose body washed up near Carna in June 1918 after his ship was torpedoed more than 600 miles south of Cork. Judy Murphy reports. When the SS...
A cunning but faithful friend: Bridle, hames, collar, straddle and breeching all in good working order. Note the 'belly band' – a rope near the front of the two shafts – to prevent the cart from ‘heeling up’. This image was found on the net: any further info on the pic ( would be welcome as it’s possibly of West of Ireland origin.

Charlie was no angel but he was part of the family

Country Living with Francis Farragher With the passing of each year, one quicker than the next, the sense of appreciation seems to grow stronger of our summer season of light and especially if we’re blessed...
Boy pupils of Mrs. B. Smyth's School of Music, Abbeygate Street, Galway.

Galway In Days Gone By

1918 Air visitant On Friday a carrier pigeon of a beautiful hue visited the gate lodge of Portumna Workhouse, and partook of crumbs of bread from Michael, the intrepid gatekeeper. A casual, who was present, observed...
Girls’ night out; Jade Maloney, Lorraine Regan O'Neill (Paintclub instructor), Becca O'Reilly, Laura Dunne (Paintclub instructor), Aisling Kearney Burke (Paintclub founder), Martina Burke, Deirdre Burke, Adele Clinton.

Art and fun a winning mix as Paintclub goes national

Lifestyle - Aisling Kearney Burke tells Judy Murphy how her business, which encourages people to have a paintbrush in one hand and a cocktail in the other, has caught the imagination. “I’ve been an artist...


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