Local News

Want to go whale watching next weekend?

Fri, Aug 16, 2019

The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group invites you to join them for a land-based whale watch at a local headland between 2:00-5:00 pm on Saturday 24th August.

Shooting The Breeze

From Cavan to Connemara

Thu, Aug 15, 2019

Irish language theatre company, Fíbín, launches an exciting new chapter in its story next week with the promenade show Cath na Ceathrún Rua / Battle of Carraroe, written by incoming artistic director Philip Doherty and staged at the company’s new home space in An Tulach, Baile na hAbhann.


Old Galway

Street festivals

Thu, Aug 15, 2019

The first street festival held during the Quincentennial year of 1984 in Galway was organaised by High Street, Cross Street, and Quay Street from April 23 to 29. It was opened by Mayor Michael Leahy with the Army Pipe Band, St Patrick’s Brass band, St Patrick’s Boys' Band, Renmore Brass Band, and the Dockers Fife and Drum Band all playing on the streets. Later that evening, Gerry Macken’s Big Band played to a huge crowd from the back of a large truck which was drawn up across the street at the crossroads.

The bridal group (centre) at the wedding on Aran (note the bride’s modern dress)

Galway Diary

How Aran looked in the 1930s

Thu, Aug 15, 2019

When Thomas H Mason stepped onto the pier at Kilronan, Inishmór, in the summer of 1932, he described his feelings of surprise and sense of confusion. Writing in his masterly The Islands of Ireland * he realised that he was plunged into an Ireland he did not recognise. As an Irishman coming from the east coast, and geographically still in Ireland - he believed that he could have been 1,000 miles from Dublin.


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