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The sweets of our childhood

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A sweet is defined as having a taste of sugar or honey. It is not bitter or sour, but is pleasingly fragrant and agreeable. It is strange that while the taste never lingers too long, the memory of that taste can stay with you for life, particularly if it was one of the favourite sweets of your childhood. The sweet shops of yesteryear had a special smell, an aroma of temptation which you got as you went through the door. Even to look in the shop window was to make an imaginative journey of the various tastes that were on display. Our photograph today, which was taken about 40 years ago by Marja Van Kampen, will tick memory boxes for many people. The mouthwatering display was in Miko Cunningham’s shop window in Upper Abbeygate Street.

Remembering Devon Place from afar

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SHEILAH MORRIS (now Cangley) was born in Livingstone, Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia) in 1928. Her father, who was born in Galway, had been recruited in London in 1920 to join the Veterinary Department of the Civil Service in Northern Rhodesia. He married a Galway girl, and they both moved to Mazabuka, where he worked at a veterinary research station. Now in her eighties and living in Australia, Sheilah recalls her childhood memories of Galway in the 1930s.

Voices at Christmas

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‘If we had extra geese or cockerels my mother and myself would bring them to the market in Loughrea on the second Thursday before Christmas that was known as 'Big Thursday'. The market was held on the main street that time, you would not collect much money, maybe three shillings per goose but that would help to buy the Christmas.

Brilliant children's theatre comes to Castlebar

Branar Theatre specialises in children's theatre for the very young where often language is not the most important tool to convey the story. Their work is precisely crafted to tell the story succinctly for the eyes and ears of young children, while introducing them to an amazing, awe-inspiring, work of live theatre. The group will be bringing their show Bláth/The Flower to the Linenhall Arts Centre next Monday, October 26. 

People's goodwill keeping suspended coffees initiative alive and well in Galway

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Four outlets in Galway are continuing to provide a 'suspended coffee' service to customers who may be down on their luck and cannot afford a warm drink.

People’s goodwill keeping suspended coffees initiative alive and well in Galway

Four outlets in Galway are continuing to provide a ‘suspended coffee’ service to customers who may be down on their luck and cannot afford a warm drink.

Meeting secured with An Post regarding Cleggan postal services

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A meeting has been secured with An Post officials concerning the recent closure of the Post Office Agency in Cleggan. Local Fine Gael TD Seán Kyne has arranged the meeting to take place in Cleggan on Friday, September 18. Members of the local community council and a number of public representatives will attend.

 

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