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Episode 15 - Jonathan Corbett & Joey Malone & William Grant & Diarmuid Ó Céide

Cian on Sport | Tuesday, August 3, 2021 | 48:40

In this week's episode Galway United board member Jonathan Corbett discusses the challenges of running a club in the SSE Airtricity League. listen

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Episode 4 - Derek Walsh & James Horan + Padraic Joyce & Gerry Fahy

Advertiser.ie GAA Podcast | Saturday, July 31, 2021 | 1:18:26

In this week's action packed episode Cian O'Connell and Colm Gannon listen

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Episode 14 - Olly Rafferty, Jimmy Jennings & PJ Norman & Ruth Fahy & Ronan Coleman

Cian on Sport | Tuesday, July 27, 2021 | 1:09:29

In this week's episode Corrib Rangers chairman Olly Rafferty and new manager Jimmy Jennings discuss the upcoming junior season. listen

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Episode 22 - Race Week & an unsolved murder in Galway

Old Galway Diary | Tuesday, July 27, 2021 | 23:11

In this episode, Tom looks at the great history of the Galway Races from 1869 to now. Ronnie a suspicious murder that took place in Galway years ago. listen

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Episode 3 - Connacht SFC Preview & Jason Byrne & Galway Waterford Preview

Advertiser.ie GAA Podcast | Friday, July 23, 2021 | 51:07

In this week's episode Sunday's Connacht SFC Final between Galway and Mayo is previewed. listen

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Episode 21 - Hurling & James Joyce's holiday to Galway

Old Galway Diary | Wednesday, July 21, 2021 | 22:18

In this episode, Tom looks the Galway minor hurling team from the 1941 who lost to cork in the all Ireland final. Ronnie is looking back and James Joyce trip to Galway when he was moonlighting as a journalist for an Italian newspaper. listen

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Episode 13 - Maurice Nugent & Seamie Crowe & Tom Lally & Tom Trill

Cian on Sport | Monday, July 19, 2021 | 45:41

In this week's episode Athenry manager Seamie Crowe talks about their recent success and his career which included a spell with Wolverhampton Wanderers. listen

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Episode 2 - James Horan & U20's Connacht Semi-Final Coverage & Maurice Sheridan

Advertiser.ie GAA Podcast | Wednesday, July 14, 2021 | 39:58

This weeks episode Cian and Colm report from the Connacht U20 semi-final final and react to the news that senior final will be moved to Croke park. Colm also chats to Maurice Sheridan about his reaction to the u20s game. listen

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Episode 20 - Salthill in the 50's & Clare Sheridan return to Galway

Old Galway Diary | Tuesday, July 13, 2021 | 21:53

In this episode, Tom looks at the changing face of Salthill from the 1950's. Ronnie is finishing up his series on Clare Sheridan, in the final chapter of her life she retired to Galway and lived happily with family. listen

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Episode 12 - Conor McCormack & John Russell & Noel Connolly & Anthony O'Neil

Cian on Sport | Tuesday, July 13, 2021 | 46:23

In this week's episode Moycullen native John Russell, who is now Sligo Rovers' assistant manager discusses his interesting career. listen

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Episode 19 - Druid Theatre & Clare Sheridan and Charlie Chaplin

Old Galway Diary | Wednesday, July 7, 2021 | 26:15

In this episode, Tom looks at the birth of 'Druid Theatre' 46 years ago. Ronnie is still looking at Clare Sheridan and this time explores one of her more famous dalliances. listen

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Episode 1 - John Casey & Ryan O’Donoghue & Gerry Fahy & Michael Moyles

Advertiser.ie GAA Podcast | Tuesday, July 6, 2021 | 50:24

In this week's episode John Casey talks to Cian O'Connell and Colm Gannon about the Connacht Senior Football Championship. The former Mayo forward reflects on Galway's win over Roscommon and discusses next Sunday's McHale Park clash when the green and red face Leitrim. listen

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Episode 11 - Lisa Fallon & Cian Murphy & Darrel Finn & Xavi Vazquez

Cian on Sport | Monday, July 5, 2021 | 59:09

In this week's episode Galway United head coach Lisa Fallon reflects on the SSE Airtricity League First Division season. listen

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Episode 18 - Currach Races & Clare Sheridans Trip to Russia

Old Galway Diary | Wednesday, June 30, 2021 | 17:44

In this episode, Tom looks at the Currach Races that used to take place in salthill. Ronnie is looking again at Clare Sheridan, and her wild trip to Russia. listen

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Episode 10 - Séamus Conneely & Brendan O'Connor & Dennis Lydon and Enda Curran

Cian on Sport | Wednesday, June 30, 2021 | 42:27

In this week's episode Accrington Stanley's Séamus Conneely reflects on his interesting career. listen

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Episode 17 - Galway Buskers & Clare Sheridan's Statue

Old Galway Diary | Tuesday, June 22, 2021 | 29:32

In this episode, Tom looks at the great tradition of busking of in Galway throughout the years and some of the memorable characters involved. Ronnie is looking again at Clare Sheridan, who's Madonna statue was not as well received as she would have liked. listen

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Episode 09 - Aaron Connolly & Julie Ann Russell & J. Glynn & O. Neary & P. Trill

Cian on Sport | Monday, June 21, 2021 | 58:09

In this week's episode Republic of Ireland and Brighton & Hove Albion attacker Aaron Connolly discusses his career alongside his former Mervue United coaches Ollie Neary and Damien Brennan. listen

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Episode 16 - The SS Dun Aengus & Galway Adventures in the Wild West

Old Galway Diary | Wednesday, June 16, 2021 | 23:20

In this episode, Tom looks back at the SS Dun Aengus, the great ferry that traveled between Galway and the Aran Islands in the 1800s. Ronnie looks back at the adventures in the West of Hugh Moreton Frewen, ‘A charming if financially incompetent adventurer’. listen

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Episode 8 - S. Doherty & O. Neary and G. Brett & E. Curran and W. Grant & M. Devlin

Cian on Sport | Tuesday, June 15, 2021 | 45:25

In this week's episode Shane Doherty, Ollie Neary, Gordon Brett, and Tommy Shields discuss Galway United's campaign as another dramatic Friday evening unfolded at Eamonn Deacy Park. listen

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Episode 15 - Galway Newspapers & The Clifden Train/Bicycle Race

Old Galway Diary | Wednesday, June 9, 2021 | 24:45

In this episode, Tom looks back at the great history of newspapers published in Galway county and city. Ronnie looks at a race that took place between a young man on a bicycle and the Clifden train. listen

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Episode 07 - Niall Rooney & Kenny Keady & Phil Trill

Cian on Sport | Tuesday, June 8, 2021 | 38:17

In this week's episode Bearna Na Forbacha Aontaithe's Niall Rooney explains how the club continues to develop. listen

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Episode 14 - The Amusements & Balfour's Gift

Old Galway Diary | Wednesday, June 2, 2021 | 20:03

In this episode, Tom remembers the amusements in salthill and the time they were held in Fairlands. Ronnie is again looking at Arthur Balfour and his fans in Connemara. listen

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Episode 06 - Vinny Faherty & Martin Horgan & Dave Daly

Cian on Sport | Monday, May 31, 2021 | 43:21

In this week's episode former Galway United striker Vinny Faherty reflects on the start of the 2021 SSE Airtricity League season. Moycullen native Faherty also talks about his career in the League of Ireland game. listen

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Episode 13 - The Trial of Country Butter & The Railroad Shebeen

Old Galway Diary | Wednesday, May 26, 2021 | 20:34

In this episode, Tom returns to a popular topic of country butter. This time looking at the trail that lead to a prison sentence and perhaps the end of the country butter. Ronnie is still on the Clifden railroad and looks at the shebeen which thrived during its construction. listen

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Episode 05 - Paddy and William Grant & Julian Canny & Stephen Lally

Cian on Sport | Tuesday, May 25, 2021 | 46:27

In the fifth episode of The Galway Advertiser's new sporting podcast, Cian O'Connell talks to West United stalwarts Paddy and William Grant, Galway United supporter Julian Canny and new Galway WFC manager Stephen Lally. listen

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Episode 04 - Don O'Riordan & Pete Kelly

Cian on Sport | Tuesday, May 18, 2021 | 49:35

In the fourth episode of The Galway Advertiser's new sporting podcast former Galway United manager Don O'Riordan reflects on his spell in charge of the Tribesmen. O'Riordan also discusses the work being carried out by progressive local outfits Merlin Woods and Moyne Villa. listen

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Episode 12 - Dúidíns & More of the Connemara Railroad

Old Galway Diary | Tuesday, May 18, 2021 | 26:36

In this episode, Tom looking at a photo of the staff of Hynes factory on Prospect Hill from 100 years ago. The factory was known for producing little clay pipes known as dúidíns. Ronnie is again looking out towards Clifden. He's taken an interest in the history of the Clifden railway. in this episode he looks at the roles former British prime minister Arthur Balfour and Irish political giant Parnell played in the creation of the railroad. listen

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Episode 11 - Anniversary Of RIC Violence In Galway & Clifden Railroad

Old Galway Diary | Wednesday, May 12, 2021 | 24:12

In this episode, Tom is marking the 100 year anniversary of a violent RIC attack on an innocent men in Rileys Hotel in Salthill. Ronnie is looking out towards Clifden. He has been checking out Jim Deegan's Connemara train project and looking at the history of the Clifden Railway. listen

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Episode 03 - Johnny Glynn, George Guest and Tommy Shields & Tom Trill

Cian on Sport | Tuesday, May 11, 2021 | 40:11

In the third episode of The Galway Advertiser's new sporting podcast Johnny Glynn, George Guest, and Tommy Shields reflect on a famous afternoon 30 years ago when Galway United claimed FAI Cup glory at Lansdowne Road on May 12, 1991. listen

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Episode 02 - Justin Neary and Paul O'Brien

Cian on Sport | Tuesday, May 4, 2021 | 40:05

In the second episode of The Galway Advertiser's new sporting podcast the highly regarded coach Justin Neary reflects on preparing teams at every level of the game. listen

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Episode 10 - May Sundays in Menlo & Rationing in war times.

Old Galway Diary | Tuesday, May 4, 2021 | 17:04

In this episode, Tom is looking back at the tradition of 'Maying in Menlo', an old summer fare that used to take place in Menlo castle. Ronnie is looking at rationing during world war 2 and a phone call from Winston Churchill to Eamon Develara that could have changed the course of Irish history. listen

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Episode 09 - Salerno & Match Making in 1930s and 1940s Ireland

Old Galway Diary | Wednesday, April 28, 2021 | 21:08

In this episode, Tom is looking towards the 60th anniversary of Salerno school in salthill and their efforts to track down alumni. Ronnie is looking at the role of the matchmaker in Ireland 30's and 40's after reading Brigid Kavanagh's memoir In My Minds Eye. listen

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Episode 01 - John Caulfield, Meabh De Burca and Mayor Mike Cubbard

Cian on Sport | Tuesday, April 27, 2021 | 50:50

In the first episode of The Galway Advertiser's new sporting podcast Galway United manager John Caulfield reflects on the early weeks of the SSE Airtricity League season. listen

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Episode 08 - Country Butter in the Market and Roger Casement

Old Galway Diary | Wednesday, April 21, 2021 | 17:26

In this episode, Tom discusses and laments the loss of country butter in The Galway market. Ronnie has been researching Roger Casement and this week looks at his failed and humiliating appeal. Ronnie also looks at the painting of the last day of trial by Sir John Lavery. The image is available to see in this weeks Galway Advertiser. listen

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Episode 07 - The Claddagh Parade & Eoin MacNeill

Old Galway Diary | Tuesday, April 13, 2021 | 24:20

In this episode, Tom discusses Claddagh Parade and Ronnie briefly returns to Roger Casement before looking at Eoin MacNeill. listen

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Episode 06 - The Salthill Development Organisation & Roger Casement

Old Galway Diary | Thursday, April 8, 2021 | 23:49

In this episode, Tom discusses The Hanger Ballroom and the Salthill Development Organisation. Ronnie has been researching Roger Casement. listen

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Episode 05 - William Street & de Valera's letters

Old Galway Diary | Thursday, April 1, 2021 | 18:59

In this episode, Ronnie briefly returns to Augustus John who came up last week. Tom discusses a photo of William street from 1904 and the old trams that used to connect Galway city to Salthill. Ronnie talks about Twain Island by way of Éamon de Valera and the letter he wrote his young wife while spending time on the island. listen

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Episode 04 - The burning of the Sinn Fein hall, Tawin national school

Old Galway Diary | Monday, March 29, 2021 | 27:04

In this episode, Tom discusses the burning of the Sinn Fein hall by the Black and Tans 100 years ago. Tom also discusses Augustus John who was in Galway at that time as a guest of Fireball Macnamara. Augustus John has paintings of Galway hanging in the national gallery in London. Ronnie continues his talk about the Irish language school in Tawin. This week he outlines the opposition and objections to its founding. listen

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Episode 03 - The tidal Pools & the Irish Language School in Tawin

Old Galway Diary | Thursday, March 18, 2021 | 22:19

In this episode, Tom discusses ‘The Pools’ in Salthill and attempts to restore them to their former glory, while Ronnie describes the role played by Sir Roger Casement in securing an Irish speaking teacher for the school in Tawin, Co. Galway. listen

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Episode 02 - The Galway Jail & More from Dr Séamus Ó Beirn

Old Galway Diary | Thursday, March 11, 2021 | 19:26

In this episode, Tom discusses the jail in Galway on Nuns Island and some of its more famous guests, including Miles Joyce a man wrongfully convicted of the maamtrasna murders. Ronnie talks more about Dr Séamus Ó Beirn and how he treated tuberculosis in the west of Ireland. The finish up discussing Samuel Beckett who requested an Irish translation of Waiting for Godot from Tom years ago. listen

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Episode 01 - Bowling Green & Dr Séamus Ó Beirn

Old Galway Diary | Thursday, March 4, 2021 | 16:05

In this episode Tom and Ronnie cover Bowling Green, Dr Séamus Ó Beirn, the treatment of tuberculosis in the west of Ireland, the Irish sweepstakes and Tom's dealings with the National Gallery in Ireland. listen

Cian on Sport - Podcast is set to explore sporting matters in Galway.

A passionate follower of many sports, Cian O'Connell intends to showcase what is happening on a local and national level every week.

Initially focusing on soccer, the past, present, and future of the game Corribside will be discussed in wide ranging interviews.

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The Old Galway Diary podcast is available on the Advertiser Podcasts on a weekly basis.

It is brought to you by two of Galway’s finest writers and storytellers, Ronnie O’Gorman and Tom Kenny. Elaborating on topics they have covered in the paper in the Galway Diary and Old Galway section, and many other aspects of Galway life and history, they bring their inimitable style to allow you relax, listen and enjoy.

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