Local News

Galway photo exhibition makes its way to the US

Mon, Aug 29, 2016

An innovative photo exhibition, showcasing people with a Galway connection born in every year from 1916 to the present day is now on display in the US. The collection of portraits formed the basis for a black and white photo-book, Rising Beyond - celebrating a Centenary of Galway People which was released earlier this year on the 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising. The photo exhibition was previously on display at the city museum for a number of months.

Old Galway

The Fishmarket, 1908

Thu, Aug 25, 2016

“The Younger Women with their cloaks draped around their heads looked piquant enough, their faces had not unfrequently the sweetest expression of passion, and their lips pouted charmingly. The old fisher-wives, on the other hand, who sat near the casks and smoked damp tobacco in short clay pipes, had something witchlike and menacing about them.” So wrote Julius Rodenberg in 1860. He obviously had a thing for beautiful young Galway women as he also wrote about them elsewhere. As for the older women, I would say they just glared at him because he did not buy any fish. Otherwise, what he wrote could be true of our 1908 photograph.


Parents can play a major part in 
building their children’s confidence.


Help your child succeed in primary school

Thu, Aug 25, 2016

It is the start of a new school year. Many children are getting ready to return to primary school, others are preparing for their first day there.

National News

IFA demands action on grain income crisis

Mon, Aug 15, 2016

Speaking following an IFA grain growers protest in Foynes port in Limerick last week, IFA National Grain Chairman Liam Dunne said grain farmers are extremely angry that some traders and brokers have sourced imported barley when plentiful supplies of quality native grain are available.

Artist Shane Berkery.

Shooting The Breeze

The east-west memories of a Japanese-Irish artist

Thu, Aug 11, 2016

FRIDAY AUGUST 12 sees the opening of a dual exhibition at the 126 Gallery in Woodquay featuring the work of Shane Keisuke Berkery and Ruby Wallis. Entitled, With Each It Is Different and The Same, it sees Berkery and Wallis create a visual dialogue between painting and photography.

NI First Minister Arlene Foster, British PM Theresa May, and NI Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness at Stormont on Monday.


Does the Government really have what it takes to handle the Brexit fallout?

Thu, Aug 04, 2016

As the Dáil rose for the summer recess last week, there was an almost audible sigh of relief in Leinster House - and not only on the Government side.


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