No. 9 The Lodges, Portumna.

Range of properties still available for less than €100k around the county

As property prices continue to rise Declan Tierney goes on the trail of houses under €100k – and discovers that there are still plenty of bargains to be had. We may not be back to...
Filmmaker Des Kilbane at the grave of Tom Molineaux at St James Cemetery in Mervue, Galway. The story had to be told, he says. Photo: Joe O'Shaughnessy.

Slave boxer who ended up penniless in Galway

Lifestyle - The fascinating story of freed tobacco-plantation slave and outstanding boxer Tom Molineaux who spent his final years in Galway is told in new film. Judy Murphy recounts the tale. "He was the worst...
Magaly Murray of Gran Grans Foods with their range of produce. Photo: Martina Regan.

Crafty lot showcase their wares at Gift Fair

Lifestyle - Up to seventy stands to show off artisan food, crafts and design at Local Food and Craft Gift Fair in Galway this weekend. Judy Murphy charts its development from small beginnings. The sixth...
The D-Day Allied Forces landing in Normandy on Tuesday, June 6, 1944, were delayed on the strength of an accurate UK Met Office forecast of inclement conditions for the previous day.

From winning wars to false hopes of barbecue summers

Country Living with Francis Farragher For those of us who take more than a passing interest in all-things weather, and that probably encompasses 95% of the Irish population, one of the ultra-reliable reference points has...
A bonfire weekend is in store.

Going just a little bit mad to celebrate Midsummer’s Day

Country Living with Francis Farragher The more we try to apply the brakes on the passing of time, the more frenzied and fast-moving its passage seems to be. It really does seem like yesterday when...
Pat Shortt in A Skull in Connemara. “The problem with being a comedian is that you tend to get stereotyped, as if comedy is unrelated to acting," he says. Photo: Joe O'Shaughnessy.

Comedian Pat Shortt to show another side to his talents

Lifestyle - Comedian Pat Shortt will show another side to his talents when he takes the lead role as a gravedigger in Martin McDonagh’s play A Skull in Connemara in Galway this Summer. Judy...


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