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This photograph of ‘The Green Grass’, also known as ‘The Big Grass’, in The Claddagh was taken on July 29, 1914. It was taken from roughly where the Claddagh Hall is today. There was a wide expanse of grass off to the left towards where South Park is today. In the early days parts of it were tidal, the tide would come in here in the form of a series of streams. In Peadar O’Dowd’s wonderful book Down By The Claddagh, there is an image of this area with a very large stream in the foreground. These streams were gradually filled in, thus creating the kind of surface we see in the photograph. There were occasional sandy patches visible on the grass.
There will be a no nonsense approach from the gardai towards drunk and disorderly behaviour during the Galway Races.
WILSONS Auctions, Ireland and the UK’s largest independent auction company, has received instructions from the liquidator of TJ Clossick and Son Ltd to auction all remaining contents of the store in Portumna, Co. Galway.
Wilsons Auctions, Ireland and UK’s largest independent auction company has received instructions to sell the contents of Hungry Bear Gourmet Burger Diner, Galway by unreserved public auction on Tuesday 30th May.
Roscommon Arts Centre is to present Project Cleansweep, a critically acclaimed body of work by RAC Contemporary Photography Award winner, Dara McGrath.
Cork-based artist/photographer Dara McGrath has been selected by world-renowned photographer Martin Parr as the Roscommon Arts Centre Contemporary Photography Award Winner 2017.
If Eamon Bradshaw and his crew think their courageous plan to extend Galway harbour into deep water to accommodate cruise liners is a step into modernity that will bring commercial success to the city on a grand scale, it pales almost into insignificance compared to the stunning ambitions the Galway merchants schemed in the mid 19th century.
It is hard to believe that it is been more than 30 years since Rattlesnakes announced the arrival of the singular pop sensibility of Lloyd Cole. Literate and melodic with airy allusions to the likes of Eve Marie Saint and Simone Du Beauvoir, it was one of the defining albums of its time and sounds just as good today.
Irish holidaymakers are heading to the continent in droves this summer, with many taking to the highways and byways to soak up the scenery and sunshine abroad. Research conducted by Enterprise Rent-A-Car, part of the world’s largest vehicle rental company, reveals Irish attitudes to driving in foreign countries with over one fifth of respondents citing Italy as the least enjoyable country to drive in.