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History is not kind to Liam Mellows

Week V

Leading independent retailer celebrates 40 years in business

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Leading independent paint retailer, Pat McDonnell Paints, is celebrating 40 years in business.

Galway fires

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The Connaught Buildings on Mainguard Street originally housed Connolly’s, one of the largest hardware and fancy goods shops in Galway. It had an impressive four storey facade on the front and five storeys on the Church Street side. In 1934 the ground floor was leased by four tenants. A fire started on the first floor, the flames spread rapidly, and smoke could be seen rolling from the building. Half clad figures fought their way bravely down the stairs which threatened to give away any minute. The damage was extensive and estimated at £1,000, but much of the sum was made up of the stock of the ground floor tenants which included a lock-up fruit and vegetable shop rented by Mr P Hennigan. A Mr McDonnell and his brother had a tailoring business on the first floor.

A sporting collection of poetry

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PACKIE BONNER'S famous save at Italia 90, and the enjoyment of playing Gaelic football, have inspired some of the poems in Evidence of Freewheeling, the debut collection from Trevor Conway.

 

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