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The end of the old Claddagh

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In 1812, there were 468 cabins or houses, all thatched, in The Claddagh. These were occupied by 50 families, totalling 1,050 males and 1,286 females. That was a lot of people and houses in a relatively small geographical area and could be described as a “clachan”, a large irregular group of houses clustered closely together. All of these houses were single storey buildings, only the two-storeyed Aran View House and the early 19th century coastguard houses were higher.

Stunning bungalow in The Claddagh

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Finding a bungalow in Galway is difficult, finding a bungalow in turnkey condition in one of Galway's most sought after areas is rarer still.

Stunning bungalow in The Claddagh

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Finding a bungalow in Galway is difficult, finding a bungalow in turnkey condition in one of Galway's most sought after areas is rarer still. No 6 St Dominick's Road, Claddagh, is a stunning, spacious, end of terrace bungalow which was reconstructed and extended in 2005 to a very high standard.

Judge for yourself in The Claddagh

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A queue outside No 6 St Dominick’s Road, The Claddagh, on Saturday gave some indication of the interest Colleran auctioneers has seen in this beautiful bungalow.

Hardiman’s description of The Claddagh

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“The only occupation is fishing; they never trouble themselves with tillage; a milch cow and a potatoe garden are rare among them ------, then on shore they are principally employed in attending to, and repairing their boats, sails, rigging, cordage etc .., and in making, drying or repairing their nets and spillets, in which latter employment they are generally assisted by the women who spin hemp and yarn for the nets ....

Familiar Claddagh ring at latest Colleran auction

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It was a case of quality not quantity last week when Don Colleran auctioned properties in some of Galway's most sought after and desirable locations. 

Johnny’s gift – the story behind the charity single ‘Part Of A Tribe’

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IT IS the gift of a songwriter to put together a story that in lyrics and melody transcends time and place to transport us to a place of his/her making, often without us ever noticing the hand steering us along.

Support the Galway Hospice Coffee morning

A coffe morning for the Galway Hospice will take place in Fallers Jewellers, in conjunction with Thomas Sabo, today in-store from 10.30am-3.30pm.

The Garra Glas in the Claddagh

The Garra Glas (The green field or green garden) was an area of the Claddagh which corresponds to where the Fire Station is today. Our photograph was taken in the 1930s when things were changing in the area .. the old Claddagh houses were being gradually knocked down to make way for those that are there today. Kerbstones were being laid down to frame the newly laid road surface. The house we see on the left belonged to the Flaherty family. The building next to it was obviously converted from a cottage into a workshop of some kind with the large beam supporting the double doors. Next door was Cubbards. You can see someone peeping out the door.

Museum lecture on the old Claddagh

Life, customs, and culture in the Claddagh fishing village in the 19th century will be explored in a public talk at the Galway City Museum next week.

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