Members of AACW with activist and actress Siobhan McSweeney. (LtoR): Sarah Hoover, Siobhan McSweeney, Dette McLoughlin, Imelda Brophy, Ciara Murphy, and Lorraine Grimes.

Local News

Derry Girls' Sister Michael helps launch new Galway booklet on abortion services

Thu, Jun 20, 2019

Siobhan McSweeney, best known as Sister Michael from hit comedy series Derry Girls, was in Galway recently to help launch a new information booklet detailing the process of having an abortion in Ireland.

Auguste Renoir's marvellous Dance at Le Moulin de la Galette - a painting of well to do people enjoying themselves. It was also used for the cover of Rod Stewart's 1976 album, A Night On The Town.

Politics

Embrace the creative arts - it can be a life transforming experience

Thu, Jun 20, 2019

There is a notion that there is some connection between being interested in the arts, and looking down one’s nose at the sort of people who think Camus is a place in Connemara, rather than a French existentialist novelist.

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The Mayor of Galway, Cllr Mike Cubbard.

Shooting The Breeze

‘I’ve always believed in myself and my community'

Thu, Jun 20, 2019

On Friday June 7, at the first meeting of the new city council, the 33-year-old Independent city councillor, Mike Cubbard, was elected Mayor of Galway city - in the process becoming one of the youngest people ever to hold the position, since it was founded in 1485.

Old Galway

Our Lady's Boys' Club

Thu, Jun 20, 2019

This club is one of Galway’s treasures. It was founded in 1940 by Fr Leonard Shiel SJ at a time when there were no after-school recreational facilities for working class-area boys in the city. The Jesuit Community gave them the use of a clubhouse at the back of the Columban Hall and here the boys were involved in many activities that helped prepare them for life. They were taught loyalty, self-respect, how to help others, and the importance of team spirit. Much of this was through the medium of sport — soccer, swimming, boxing, Irish dancing, table tennis, snooker, etc.

Arthur W Brown passes the first mail bag to cross the Atlantic to pilot John Alcock just before their historic flight in June 1919. Alcock’s letter to Elsie was included.

Galway Diary

A letter to Elsie

Thu, Jun 20, 2019

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