Local News

Water charges protest to be held in city centre

Mon, Sep 22, 2014

Galway city councillors will receive ‘messages in a bottle’ over the controversial water charges, as part of a major demonstration in the city against the unpopular new tax.

Old Galway

A Claddagh family, one hundred and fifty years ago

Thu, Sep 18, 2014

The title of this photograph is “A Claddagh Family” and it dates from c1865. It is from an album discovered some time ago in Chetham Library in Manchester in which all of the photographs are of locations in Galway city or county. It is interesting to note that a photograph of this exact group in a different pose, almost certainly taken on the same day, is in a different album in the National Library of Ireland. This second  image is titled “The King of the Claddagh” but we do not know his name.


Scotland’s independence vote will affect us

Thu, Sep 11, 2014

With the schools back, the evenings longer, and summer giving way to autumn, focus is switching to the resumption of the Dáil and to what the political environment will be like over the coming months. Are we facing a winter of discontent or are the dark skies starting to give way to brighter days?

Holly Mularkey. Photo:- Mike Shaughnessy

Shooting The Breeze

Remembering The Great War’s fallen Irish through art

Thu, Sep 11, 2014

THE CENTENARY of the First World War has prompted many commemorations of, and fresh reflections on, that vast and cataclysmic conflict. Here in Ireland it has occasioned a reclaiming of the history of the many thousands of Irishmen who served and died in the war and whose stories had largely been erased from official memory until recent years.


Meet the people on the radio at the GEMC live open day

Thu, Sep 04, 2014

Ever wondered about who the people on the radio are? Well, there is a chance to meet them on Friday September 5 for the Soundout Radio Day at Gort Education and Media Centre.

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