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The Claddagh Quay

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This photograph of the quayside in the Claddagh is one of the remarkable images in a book entitled Jane W Shackleton’s Ireland compiled by Christiaan Corlett and published by Collins Press. Jane Shackleton was given a camera and she went around Ireland with it between 1891 and 1906. She built up a remarkable collection, some of which are included in this delightful book.

Book launches at Charlie Byrne’s

CHARLIE BYRNE’S Bookshop will host to a series of book launches with one taking place tomorrow, and two on Saturday.

Lower Fairhill Road, c1895

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Lower Fairhill Road ran from Garra Glas in the heart of the Claddagh to the bridge over the canal at Dominick Street. Our photograph today, dated c1895, was taken roughly from where the traffic lights on Fr Griffin Road are today, looking towards Monroe’s.

War of Independence talk to be held in Athlone

The War of Independence in the Midlands conference organised by The Old Athlone Society will take place in Custume Barracks, Athlone on Saturday November 26. The conference has been organised to mark the 90th anniversary of the end of the war. On display at the barracks will be the Sliabh na MBan armed car and a contemporary Peerless armoured car. A host of academics will be speaking on various topics connected to the War of Independence on the day, among them are Ian Kenneally and Dr William Sheehan.

Authors to visit Galway tomorrow to celebrate Irish cheese

Enthusiastic foodies Glynn Anderson and John McLaughlin have written the definitive guide to the farmhouse cheeses of Ireland, a celebration of cheese and cheesemakers. During Bord Bia's Farmhouse Cheese and Craft Beer Weekend, taking place from today (Thursday) to Monday, they will be out and about, taking part in events and signing copies of their very tasty book. Tomorrow (Friday) from 4.30pm they will be in the Oslo Bar and Microbrewery in Upper Salthill.

Up go those hands again for Galway

“Full back is Noel Tierney of sturdy proportions,

Gerry Hanberry booklaunch

GERRY HANBERRY’s new book More Lives Than One will be launched this Saturday in Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop at 6pm.

The Wilde family saga

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THE STORY of Oscar Wilde and his extraordinary family is a remarkable one. Oscar’s sensational triumphs and terrible downfall are incredibly moving but his parents, the brilliant Sir William Wilde and the flamboyant Lady Jane Wilde, also led amazing lives and experienced triumph and tragedy.

NUIG to host abandoned mansions exhibition

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NUI Galway’s James Hardiman Library will host renowned photographer Tarquin Blake’s Abandoned Mansions of Ireland exhibition until Friday, June 24.

‘Stupid mistake’ cost Connemara man his job, relationship, and favourite sport

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A 28-year-old Connemara man, who suffered a brain injury after crashing his car while drunk on Hallowe’en night in 2004, says he was “stupid and ignorant” to drink and drive.

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