Local News

Plan to ‘scupper’ N6 ring road to come before city council

Wed, Mar 04, 2015

City councillors will vote on a proposal to vary the Galway City Development Plan next week that could “scupper plans” for the controversial N6 ring road going through Ballybrit Racecourse. However the proposal also reveals deep divisions within Galway Fine Gael over the issue.

Dep Derek Nolan stepping into the viewing platform for the St Patrick's Day Parade in 2011.


Derek Nolan - is he really a politically dead duck?

Thu, Feb 26, 2015

Insider is going against the grain here, but let him go out on a charred and severed limb, daring to posit that Labour Galway West TD Derek Nolan is not the electorally dead in the water, threatened with extinction political animal, that he appears to be.

Andres Martorell.

Shooting The Breeze

‘There are many ways to connect - for me music is the one’

Thu, Feb 26, 2015

ANDRES MARTORELL is a man on the move. Sunday night found the singer in Carna, where he was taking part in a traditional singers circle. The following morning comes this interview. An hour later he is en route to Dublin to catch a flight to Denmark.

Old Galway

The winter tram

Thu, Feb 26, 2015

This photograph of a single-deck horse drawn tram was taken in Eyre Square c1900. The American style dome roof top cover provided cover for passengers during the winter. In one of their books, Somerville and Ross described these vehicles thus: “The little one-horse trams glide along the shining desolate road like white-backed beetles.” This tram was painted in a battleship grey colour. The double-deck open summer trams, which needed two horses to pull them, were painted in olive-green and white.

Nicholas and Frieda  with their father Ted Hughes on holiday in Scotland, early 1971.

Galway Diary

Letter from Ted Hughes to Assia’s sister, Celia Chaikin, April 14 1969

Thu, Feb 26, 2015

Dear Celia, I should have written to you long ago but I’ve felt so absolutely smashed and not capable of talking to any one about what happened (three weeks earlier, her sister Assia had gassed herself, with her four-year-old daughter, Shura,). Your letter was a lot of support to me. I always liked you in your letters, and in what Assia told me about you, and you said just what was needed.


Bring mindfulness into your life

Thu, Feb 19, 2015

There will be a day-long introduction to mindfulness in Esker Retreat Centre in Athenry this Saturday, February 21.

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