Old Galway

Shantalla in 1953

Fri, Oct 02, 2015

Walter Macken’s first published English language play Mungo’s Mansion was about people in the tenements of Buttermilk Lane about to be rehoused away out in the country, in the wilds of Shantalla. This was causing great distress to the ‘townies’ who would have to move less than a mile as the crow flies.

Strange landscape: Trees grow from an old railway bridge on the now disused Clifden line.

Galway Diary

‘A ghostly presence through trees and over bog’

Fri, Oct 02, 2015

One of Ireland’s great engineering feats in the 19th century was the building of the Galway - Clifden railway. After 30 years of argument as to which was the best route, the first train steamed out of Galway to Oughterard on January 1 1895; and the final section to Clifden was finished by July of that year.

Local News

Major step forward in the planning process for Galway port extension

Thu, Oct 01, 2015

Galway Harbour Company has received communication from An Bord Pleanála, which sets out the information required to move the proposal for the Galway Port extension on to the next stage of the planning process.

Trevor Ó Clochartaigh at the Sinn Féin selection convention in 2011. Will the next General Election see him win a seat in the Dáil? Photo:- Mike Shaughnessy


Why Trevor Ó Clochartaigh can win a Dáil seat

Thu, Oct 01, 2015

Whether the date of the next General Election is November 20, as has been mooted recently, or comes during spring 2016, two predictions are already confidently being made - indeed they have become an article of faith for some, an incontrovertible truth for others - regarding the fate of two high profile candidates in Galway West.

Al Porter.

Shooting The Breeze

'Mam eventually accepted my sartorial elegance'

Thu, Oct 01, 2015

WHEN AL Porter emerged on to the stage of the Spiegeltent, an opening act on the opening night of the Vodafone Comedy Carnival Galway last October, he was little known. Fifteen minutes later, those present knew they would never forget him, and that a new star of Irish comedy had announced his arrival.


New certified NLP practitioner course starting in October

Thu, Sep 17, 2015

Do you wish to create and generate new choices and possibilities to enjoy happiness, fulfilment, and abundance in your life? Do you long to start a new career? Do you wish to enhance your business and your personal life? If so, then neuro linguistic programming could be the answer you are looking for. 

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