The Killanin team which won the Junior County Football Championship in 1967. Back row, from left: Sean Walsh, Pete O’Connor, Pat O’Halloran, Miko Osborne, Pat O’Connor, Pake Walsh, Christy Fahy, Michael O’Connor, Michael Geraghty. Front row: Tom O’Connor (supporter), Frank Ryan, Marty Walsh, Roger O’Connor, Tom Walsh, Jack Kinnevey, Paddy O’Halloran, Joe Fahy, Pat Ryan.

Galway In Days Gone By

1917 Shot near Oranmore At ten o’clock on Sunday night, Mr. Luke Flynn, of Ballycottage, near Oranmore, was fired at by an ambush party and wounded, but, fortunately, not seriously. Flynn is a young man, whose...
The funeral of Fr Peter Dooley, Parish Priest of the united parishes of St Patrick’s and the Abbey from 1869 to his death in 1911. The funeral is pictured passing down the western side of Eyre Square. Born at Culliagh near Headford in 1836, Fr Dooley was a man of the people. He was instrumental in helping to found the Galway Woollen Mills in Newtownsmyth, as well as a hosiery factory in Francis Street, both giving much-needed employment to the area. He built the Temperance Hall in Lombard Street, and provided much social housing in the Woodquay and Sickeen areas of the city without any government aid.

Galway In Days Gone By

1917 Blown to atoms About half-past five on Friday afternoon, the shock of what appeared to be a terrific explosion a considerable distance off was heard in Galway. It shook windows and doors, and many people...
PJ Ruane and his horse and cart pass by McCullagh's book and record shop in Williamsgate Street, Galway in December 1966.

Galway In Days Gone By

1917 Daring burglary St. Nicholas’ Protestant Church, Galway, was broken into on Friday night or Saturday morning, and three poor boxes forcibly opened. An investigation of the surroundings of the church by Mr. Barret, the sexton,...
Patricia Glynn during a course with Assumpta Glynn and behind Mary Hernon and Nuala Lavelle.

Back on her feet

Dance teacher Patricia Glynn has proved a pioneer in her field and not even a kidney transplant has halted her determination to help people explore and develop their creativity on the dancefloor. Judy Murphy...
Norbert Sheerin with his grandchildren, sisters Summer and Annalia Sheerin, and sisters Grace and Clodagh Murphy and their brother Conor, at the launch of his book, A Georgian Memory A brief History of Merlin Park House & Estate.

New book captures legacy of Galway Institution

Lifestyles - A once-great Georgian house renowned for its partying was demolished to make way for a TB Sanitorium. Norbert Sheerin captures this and a whole lot more in his new history of Merlin...
The Galway Senior Hurling team which defeated Kilkenny by 3-5 to 1-10 at Croke Park in the All-Ireland Semi-Final of 1953. Galway subsequently lost the final to Cork by a point (3-3 to 0-8) in controversial circumstances. Back, from left: J Gallagher, J Duggan, J Killeen, C Corless, B O’Neill, E Quinn, J Molloy, H Gordon. Front: P Nolan, S Duggan, M Glynn, M Burke, S Ruane, B Duffy, J Brophy.

Galway In Days Gone By

1917 Pulling up cabbages At Galway Petty Sessions, Michael Stokes, Munster Lane, summoned Mrs. Mary Browne, and her husband, John, for abusive language. Stokes complained that he was putting down cabbage plants when John Browne came...


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