Head of SEPA Payments Kira Magennis, LGFA CEO Helen O'Rourke and chief executive of currentaccount.ie Seamus Newcombe during the announcement of Currentaccount.ie as new sponsor of All-Ireland Ladies Club Football Championships at Croke Park in Dublin. Photo by Harry Murphy/Sportsfile

Local News

Athenry CU’s current account provider to sponsor All-Ireland Ladies Club Football Championships

Thu, Oct 29, 2020

The Ladies Gaelic Football Association is delighted to announce currentaccount.ie – the current account provider for Athenry Credit Union – as new sponsors of the LGFA’s All-Ireland Ladies Club Football Championships


Trump, Johnson and Sinn Fein: Singing from the same hymn sheet?

Thu, Oct 29, 2020

Political developments in recent times have reminded Insider of the quote from G.K. Chesterton, (also sometimes credited to Emile Cammaerts, the Belgian playright) 'When men choose not to believe in God, they do not thereafter believe in nothing, they then become capable of believing in anything.’

Old Galway

Grattan Road

Thu, Oct 29, 2020

Crane’s Strand or Tráigh na gCorr appears on the 1651 map. It would seem to be the Whitestrand area before the building of Grattan Road. In Dutton’s 1824 survey we read: “It seems to be the general opinion of the oldest inhabitants that for some years past, storms and rains have been more frequent from the west than formerly. (Rice was sown here in 1585). As some corroboration of this idea, the encroachment of the sea near Recorder’s Quay on the west side of Galway, may be adduced, where the marks of the potato ridges may be seen, and where, only a few years ago were in cultivation, though they are now covered at every tide. Lately, the ground near Recorder’s Quay has been reclaimed by Mr Bulteel, and promises to remunerate his very spirited exertion.” (Probably the first ever reclamation of land in Salthill).

 Richard Martin -could not profit from his wife’s desertion.

Galway Diary

The ‘vicious appetite’ - the most human of all frailties

Thu, Oct 29, 2020

Mrs Eliza Martin, threw caution to the wind, and settled down to live openly with Mr John Petrie, a merchant, at his London house in Soho Square. Her flaunting of the end of her 13 years marriage to Richard Martin, a man of legendary accomplishments, and the owner of vast lands in Connemara, who was not a man to be reckoned with, left society wondering what his response would be to this embarrassment.


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