Local News

From robotics to Harry Potter - Foróige STEAM event a hit with young people

Thu, May 23, 2019

More than 200 young people from across Connacht aged between seven and 17 attended the Foróige's first Regional Youth STEAM fair in the UNESCO ILAS Centre in NUI Galway.

Activity in the count centre at Westside this afternoon.


What the tallies tell us - Galway City East

Sat, May 25, 2019

The morning is over and it is well into afternoon now. Already we are looking at changes in the city’s political landscape - and also at how some things remain the same.


John Crumlish. Photo:- Andrew Downes, xposure

Shooting The Breeze

GIAF...Not just a summer romance

Thu, May 23, 2019

Last week the Galway International Arts Festival launched its 2019 programme and, from now to July, people from far and near will be booking tickets and making plans to converge on Galway for its two week jamboree of high octane culture and craic.

Old Galway

Medieval Galway

Thu, May 23, 2019

This very stylised plan of Galway was made in 1583 by Barnaby Googe and is the earliest surviving map of the city. It shows the walled town as it stood at the end of the medieval period. Galway was packed with houses: the D-shaped circuit of walls with mural towers and gates was complete; there was only one bridge over the fast flowing river, which was also an important salmon fishery, and it possessed a wharf or landing place for ships. The parish church of St Nicholas and the central market place with its market cross were prominent in the townscape, which was structured around the northeast/southwest axis of Shop Street branching into Main Guard Street and High Street/Quay Street.

Galway Diary

A Swedish view of Ireland 1893

Thu, May 16, 2019

Near by the ruins of Menlo Castle, built by the Blake family in 1569, is the village of Menlo, a small attractive cluster of houses, that appear to have grown near each other by accident, as it zigzags down to the river bank. There is no village centre as such, but its very irregularity has made it a desirable place to live. Today it is a prosperous suburb of Galway city.


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