Bruce Springsteen.

Local News

Summer Bruce gig at airport ‘not a viable option’ say promoters

Thu, Feb 11, 2016

Bruce Springsteen belting out ‘Born To Run’ on the site of the Galway Airport is not something Galwegians can look forward to this summer, as logistical, practical, and planning obstacles lie in the way of such a concert taking place.


Galway can lead the State in voting for change this month

Thu, Feb 11, 2016

Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael/Labour governments are known quantities. The civil service really runs the State, using elected politicians as spokesmen - and it is usually men - and change comes at a snail’s pace. As soon as one of the parties get too big for its boots, we switch to the other, and the cycle continues.

Old Galway

The Proclamation Of King George V

Thu, Feb 11, 2016

“The accession of His Majesty King George V was proclaimed in Galway at 2 o’clock on Saturday (21st of May, 1910). The ceremony was performed by the High Sherriff, Mr. Cecil R. Henry, and took place opposite the Courthouse. On the steps of the building there was a fashionable gathering. Outside the hollow square formed by soldiers and police, the crowd was one of immense proportions. About one hundred men of the Connaught Rangers, with their band and the King’s colour, under Major Sarsfield, were formed up in line opposite the Courthouse, and an equal number of the Royal Irish Constabulary, drawn from Galway and outside stations, filled up the remaining sides of the square. They were in charge of Co. Inspector Flower, Districts-Inspectors Mercer and O’Rorke.

Cumann na mBan: A military-style green uniform was adopted, consisting of a coat, hat and skirt, plus a haversack and first aid kit. In addition they also wore a badge with a rifle and the initials C na mB intertwined. The lady in the picture is Sighle Humphreys.

Galway Diary

Some Galway women in 1916

Thu, Feb 11, 2016

‘The main cause of disloyalty in the county,’ wrote the RIC inspector for Galway East 1916, ‘were the priests and the women of Athenry!’

Pictured here are some of The International School of Make-up Artistry's most recent students. These students have all completed the Level 2 make-up artistry diploma course, which covers day, evening, bridal, and fashion make-up. Qualifications from this course are recognised internationally. Many of these students travelled to the school from all over Ireland to complete their training with the school, which has placed more than ninety per cent of graduates in employment worldwide.


Learn the art of beauty make-up, and the intricacies of prosthetics, with the School of Make-up Artistry

Thu, Feb 04, 2016

The International School of Make-up Artistry has been in business for more than 30 years, specialising in make-up artistry. The school's trainers are all highly skilled with many years' experience in the industry and are eager to share their knowledge with the students.

Trevor O Clochartaigh annd his daughter Aoibhneas. Photo:- Mike Shaughnessy

Election 2016

Sinn Féin - tiocfaidh ár lá?

Thu, Jan 28, 2016

Sen Trevor Ó Clochartaigh stands on the brink of becoming the first Sinn Féin TD returned in Galway since 1922. If he pulls this off, it will be an achievement in a constituency long considered very hostile to Republicans and republicanism.

Eddi Reader. Photo:- Genevieve Stevenson

Shooting The Breeze

The woman who loves to sing

Thu, Jan 28, 2016

Eddi Reader, one of popular music’s most thrilling and affecting performers, returns to the Town Hall Theatre next month. Having first hit the limelight in the 1980s with Fairground Attraction, Reader’s subsequent solo albums, most recently 2014’s warm and deeply personal Vagabond, have cemented her image as a powerful figure in British music with beautifully raw vocals and an unparalleled romanticism.


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