Aaron, Daniel, and Roisin building a train track together at Amy's House Creche.


Amy’s House Creche celebrates ten years in business

Thu, May 21, 2015

To celebrate 10 years in business this week, Hazel Curran and the staff of Amy's House Crèche would like to invite all their clients, past and present, and also any future clients who would like to meet the staff and visit the business, to a barbecue and children's disco tomorrow, Friday, from 6pm to 9pm. 

Local News

Psychiatric nurses set to take industrial action next week

Thu, May 21, 2015

Psychiatric nurses at University Hospital Galway will begin industrial action next week in a bid to ensure a safer environment for staff and patients at the hospital's acute psychiatric unit.

Is Ollie Crowe to be selected as Éamon Ó Cuív's running mate for Election 2016?


Fianna Fáil to run three to four candidates in Galway West in 2016

Thu, May 21, 2015

Fianna Fáil could run four candidates in Galway West at Election 2016, with some delegates at next week's election selection convention expected to call for such a ticket. However, the main battle will be between HQ, which wants a two-person ticket and the majority of delegates who favour running three.

Eamon Morrissey. Photo:- Ros Kavanagh

Shooting The Breeze

'I wanted to discover the world, not read about the interior of our house'

Thu, May 21, 2015

Eamon Morrissey, one of our best loved actors, comes to the Town Hall Theatre next week with his latest, much acclaimed, one-man show, Maeve’s House, inspired by the writings of the brilliant short story writer Maeve Brennan.

Old Galway

May Sunday at Menlo

Thu, May 21, 2015

Maytime was traditionally considered a time for festivals, and Galway was no exception to this. In fact it used to be said that the citizens had an almost reverential attachment to the old custom of going out to Menlo for three Sundays in May to partake in the pleasure of the open air and the early summer sun. It was known as ‘Maying in Menlo’.

Beautiful rain: Renoir's famous Les Parapluies (The Umbrellas 1883) is one of the controversial Lane Pictures, caught up in a legal wrangle and kept in the National Gallery of London.

Galway Diary

How Ireland lost thirty nine famous paintings

Thu, Apr 30, 2015

The sinking of the Lusitania on May 7 1915, off the Cork coast, by a German submarine electrified Ireland, Britain and America. In Ireland, the fact that German submarines were lurking so close to the Irish shore, added fuel to the propaganda that Germany was planning to invade the country. It spurred recruitment into the armed forces. In Britain, the shameful practice of using passenger liners to carry munitions across the Atlantic without telling the passengers they were in effect travelling on a British war ship, was to come to an end.

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