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The nailer forge

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The Connaught Journal of July 1823 reported that Michael Walsh, the nailer of Bridge Street, was in great distress. He was described as being very poor, and though he worked hard, his life had been a struggle for some 12 years now because of a ‘disease of his leg’. The unfortunate man had to have the leg amputated and was now ‘reduced to extreme want’ as he was unable to work. The newspaper highlighted his predicament and hoped that the charitable and humane people of Galway would contribute to his support while he was recovering from the operation. So we know that the nailer was in business there some 200 years ago.

Great success at O’Donnellan & Joyce winter auction

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O’Donnellan & Joyce auctioneers had a wonderful day in the auction room for its Wild Atlantic Way winter auction on Friday, November 10, with more than 40 properties going under the hammer. Properties sold all along the Wild Atlantic Way including Donegal, Sligo, Leitrim, Roscommon, Galway, Mayo, Clare, and Limerick. There was a superb mix of residential and commercial properties, and also land, up for grabs on the day. Every property performed exceptionally on the day, reaching its reserve or over.

Finbar Hoban Presents... Elaine Mai at Bridge Street

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Elaine Mai will perform live at upstairs on Bridge Street as part of the Finbar Hoban Presents series on Friday, November 11. Since the release of her last EP in 2014, Mai has been expanding on her previous critically acclaimed live performances, experimenting with her live show, as well as her approach to song-writing and production.

DNG Maxwell Heaslip & Leonard launches super September auction

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With a definite nip in the air and a return to some form of routine and normality for most people, September also sees the launch of DNG Maxwell Heaslip & Leonard’s autumn auction. The company had a hugely successful July auction which saw local auctioneer James Heaslip, MIPAV, MCEI, who heads the DNG auction team, face a test of endurance to keep up with the onslaught of bids during a fast and furious auction.

Mainguard Street

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There was no problem parking on Mainguard Street when this turn of the century photograph was taken. The building to the right was O’Connor’s confectioners and tearooms. They obviously sold newspapers there as well and there was a rate collector’s office in part of the premises. The building was later taken over as a news agency by Mick Holland until it and several others along the street were destroyed in a disastrous fire in May 1967.

Fifth class, St Pat’s

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This being the time of the year when the children start school or go back to school, it prompts memories of our own days behind the desk, ‘the happiest days of our life’ as they are referred to.

Galway Dark Arts Festival 2017

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BLACK METAL, death metal, experimental, dark ambient, and noise musics will reverberate throughout the city centre as the Galway Dark Arts Festival 2017 descends this weekend to shroud all in its black cloak.

Just Guff - falling out of love with Fianna Fáil

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WHAT IS it like to be a dedicated member of a political party, working your way up through the ranks, believing in all the party stands for, and then, to see that certainty and belief shattered?

The Fishmarket

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It is a pity really that we cannot see this photograph in colour because what we are looking at must have been a wonderful colourful animated scene full of black shawls, patterned and coloured shawls, blue cloaks and red cloaks, white aprons, práiscíns, baskets, scibs, barrels, fisherwomen from The Claddagh, and customers from the town. Imagine the noisy competition between the sellers, the lively female eloquence, the haggling, “Fresh fish, Johnny Dory, lovely mackerel,” etc. It all sounds like great fun and very romantic, but of course it was vital for the Claddagh women who were trying to make a living, to make enough to support their families.

 

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