A long way removed from days of penitence and black bread

Country Living with Francis Farragher We’ve been slipping quite seamlessly into the days of darkest mid-Winter with the season of Advent having arrived on December’s first Sunday this year.  Advent always begins on the fourth...
Save of the century: The late Gordon Banks pulls off his ‘miracle save’ from Pele during the 1970 World Cup in Mexico.

One sunny Saturday in July with Gordon Banks

Country Living with Francis Farragher Childhood heroes really never do leave the mind’s eye and a couple of weeks back, there was just a little moment of sadness when the news broke that one of...
In full voice: at the Aeríocht in Rosmuc in 1967.

Galway In Days Gone By

1917 Galway Races protest At the meeting of the Galway Urban Council on Thursday, Mr. M.T. Donnellan, presiding. Mr. M.J. Crowley referred to the stoppage of racing in Ireland, and said there was every danger that...
The cupla focal from 'Herself' that softened a nation!

‘Cúpla focal’ of old lady that helped heal years of hatred

Country Living with Francis Farragher It’s not that long ago when an Irish soccer audience watching an English soccer team playing a World Cup match would be pretty united in terms of their support for...
Boys who were Confirmed by the Bishop of Galway, Dr Michael Browne, in Kinvara in 1969.

Galway In Days Gone By

1918 Shooting Another shooting outrage occurred on Sunday night at Kilroe, Drumgriffin, near the residence of Mr. J.G. Alcorn, J.P. On the night, after ten o’clock, William Burke, steward in Mr. Alcorn’s employment, was returning from...
Rab Fulton: “I try and give perspective to the fairies and give them a voice; to treat them as real things,” he says. Photos: Joe O'Shaughnessy.

Giving voice to the fairies

Lifestyle - Storyteller Rab Fulton’s new book for children gives a fascinating insight into the world of fairies. He is besotted by homegrown folklore as he tells Judy Murphy. “I’ve done a lot of research...


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