A far cry from the wet April predicted by Ken Ring as a parched Connemara earth burns at Clloosh Valley after the April drought. PHOTO: JOE O'SHAUGHNESSY.

Meeting a man who’s lost faith in ‘the Ring forecasts’

Country Living with Francis Farragher Last week, while buying some provisions in the local store, I was confronted (well in a nice kind of way) by a fellow customer, who had taken my advice in...

Wild about nature: A new initiative is to allow children get up close and...

If you fancy letting your children go wild this August, a new initiative from Birdwatch Ireland, Galway County Council and the Heritage Council is the answer to your prayers. Go Wild Nature Camps are...
The Galway Junior Football team that beat Antrim in the All-Ireland semi-final in 1972. Back row (from left): Gabriel King (Mountbellew), Tommie Davin (Tuam), Michael Moore (Menlough), Marcus Conroy (Clonbur), Jim McMahon (Fr Griffins), Tommie Sands (Fr Griffins) and Tony Canney (Tuam). Front row (from left): Michael Byrne (Tuam), Alo Conneely (Spiddal), Thomas Divilly (Castleblakeney), Frank Rushe (Mountbellew), Jack Cosgrave (Clifden), Declan Kelly (Tuam), Tony Mannion (Killererin) and Michael Rooney (Cortoon).

Galway In Days Gone By

1917 Taken by force An unseemly incident is reported from Brierhill, about two-and-a-half miles from Galway. It appears that on Sunday night week, a party of young men, said to be members of the Sinn Féin...
The organising committee of the Athenry Hurling Club dinner held in the Sacre Coeur Hotel in January 1975 were (seated, from left): Messrs. Gerald Corbett, Secretary; Fr. Willie Cummins, Chairmna; Miss Midge Poniard; Patrick Ruane, Treasurer; and James Corbett, Vice-President. Standing: Christy Kelly, Jackie O'Shea, Gus Feeney, Leo Coffey, Luke Glynn and Noel Kelly.

Galway In Days Gone By

1917 Letter to the Editor Sir, Allow me to draw the attention of Mr. Kennedy, Co. Surveyor to the scandalous condition of the road which leads from Clonboo cross towards Drumgriffin Cross, in the Annaghdown district,...

Resolving to never again get involved with ‘NYRs’

Country Living with Francis Farragher By now, you should have survived the various traumas of Christmas and the New Year; you should have paid up your gym membership; re-joined Weight Watchers and taken various vows...

Galway in Days Gone By

1918 Senseless crimes Everyone who desires to preserve the good name of a community and to maintain a right spirit in our people will do his utmost to root out of our midst those senseless criminal...


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