Local News

Black Eyed Peas to play Galway's Pearse Stadium in June

Mon, Nov 29, 2021

Galway’s Pearse Stadium has just been confirmed as the venue for Grammy award winning superstars The Black Eyes Peas’ Irish appearance in June 2022.

Photo:- Mike Shaughnessy


Our city councillors in 2021 - a review

Thu, Nov 18, 2021

As we approach the end of another year, it is always interesting to review the local political goings-on in the Galway City Council. Let us examine each grouping in the chamber.

Old Galway

The Railway Hotel

Thu, Nov 25, 2021

This ancient site on the southern end of what we now know as Eyre Square was occupied by a Knights Templars convent in the 13th century. By the 17th century Robert Martin had a large house on the site, but this was taken from him by the Cromwellians and given to Edward Eyre. The Eyre family held on to the property and on May 12, 1712, Edward Eyre, son of the above, presented the land in front of his house to the corporation as a place of recreation for the people of Galway. In 1827, a man named Atkinson built houses at this end of the Square and by 1845, the site was occupied by a block of tenements owned by Fr Peter Daly.

A painting by P Mathews showing the trial of ‘Bill Burns’ who denied being cruel to his donkey, and would have succeeded in his plea only Martin brought the donkey into court to show its cuts and bruises. The judge and the court were astonished at this animal witness. The story delighted London newspapers and music halls.

Galway Diary

The turbulent life of Col Richard Martin MP - In three acts

Thu, Nov 25, 2021

Week IV. Further humiliation was heaped upon Colonel Richard Martin, who sought redress for the ‘dishonour to his bed, the alienation of his wife’s affection, the destruction of his domestic comfort, the suspicion cast upon the legitimacy of the wife’s offspring, and the mental anguish which the husband suffers’ (such was the legal language of the day), during his divorce trial against John Petrie, to be awarded only £10,000., exactly half of the £20,000. which he felt justified in demanding.


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