Local News

Pregnant women will still have to attend appointments and scans at UHG alone

Thu, Apr 22, 2021

Despite a partial easing of Covid-19 restrictions, allowing sports and outdoor facilities to reopen from next week, pregnant women will still have to attend vital appointments and scans at UHG alone.


If there is a United Ireland, we should leave the euro

Thu, Apr 22, 2021

The European Union, and its lynchpin project, the euro, had a charmed existence in publicity terms during the worst of the Brexit years from 2016 to 2019.

New football development officer for Galway city Emer Flatley pictured with Mayor Mike Cubbard.

Shooting The Breeze

Emer Flatley relishing new role with FAI and the Galway City Council

Thu, Apr 22, 2021

Many valuable lessons have been learned during a demanding spell across the world. The value of sport simply goes beyond the action between the white chalk lines: it is about communities, friendships, making connections, and social interaction.

The men of the IRA West Connemara brigade flying column. They proved 'well equipped, well armed, well disciplined' and deadly in the fight against the RIC and Crown Forces.

Old Galway

April Fools and the valley of death - Galway 1921

Thu, Apr 22, 2021

Major General Henry Tudor arrived in Galway for the weekend on April 1 1921. On Saturday morning he inspected the RIC, then made his way to Lenaboy Castle to inspect the D Company Auxiliaries.

Roger Casement's appeal against his conviction of high treason by Sir John Lavery (3m by 2m), courtroom 1, Royal Courts of Justice, London

Galway Diary

Roger Casement’s failed appeal and humiliation

Thu, Apr 22, 2021

This remarkable painting, by Irish artist Sir John Lavery, is actually a portrait of Roger Casement on the last day of his appeal against his conviction for high treason and sentence of death, in July 1916. But where is he?


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