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The changing face of Salthill through the decades

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SALTHILL, FROM its days as a "wholesome if uninteresting place" to today, when it is a popular west of Ireland seaside resort, will be chronicled in a photographic exhibition in the Galway City Museum.

Public lecture on Pádraic Ó Conaire’s revolutionary side

The name Pádraic Ó Conaire provokes thoughts of his short story ‘M’asal Beag Dubh’, Albert Power’s charming statue, or of his “fondness for a drop” - few think of his involvement in the Irish revolution.

Galway City Museum wins 2018 Experts’ Choice Award

Galway City Museum has been chosen as a winner of the TripExpert Experts’ Choice Award - an accolade accorded less than two per cent of of attractions worldwide.

Selling on the Prom

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The first people to sell produce along the Promenade were women who carried buckets of cockles and mussels and sold them to tourists. They would sit on the concrete seats and announce their wares. I don’t know if they sang “Alive alive oh” in a Galway accent or not.

Galway Coalition to Repeal joins the National Together For Yes Campaign

The Galway Coalition to Repeal the Eighth Amendment is to join the National Together For Yes Campaign, and form the Galway Together For Yes Campaign, ahead of the upcoming referendum.

Vietnam war veteran to read at Over The Edge

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VIETNAM WAR veteran Jack Grady will be among the poets reading at the Over The Edge Writers’ Gathering, which also includes award-winning Australian poet Joel Deane, and Galway’s Sighle Meehan.

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.

Life on the Aran Islands in the sixties

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WHEN THE late photographer Bill Doyle first visited the Aran Islands in 1964 and began to photograph the local people, he was capturing a way of life that has since vanished.

Seamount Nursing Home

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A “to let” advertisement in a Galway newspaper in April 1860 promoted the fact that Seamount Villa contained a parlour, drawing room, six bedrooms, a kitchen, water closet, a coach house with some stabling, and a small garden. The grounds were nicely laid out and had an approach to the sea. George Fallon who lived at ‘The Baths’, Salthill, would show the place to prospective customers.

Galway Arts Centre - what's going on for 2018

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THE GALWAY Arts Centre's 2018 visual art programme will feature a mix of Irish and international artists and partnerships with several festivals, including the Cúirt international Festival of Literature, TULCA Festival of Visual Art, Baboró International Arts Festival for Children, and Galway International Arts Festival.

 

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