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The Black and Tans' raid on O’Flaherty’s Pub

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The tall building in the centre of our picture of New Docks Road taken in 1903 was known as “Gas Tank” Flaherty’s pub. We presume he got his nickname because of the gasworks across the street. It was here that the distinguished English painter Augustus John lived for several weeks in 1914. He did a lot of painting and drawing around the city and especially the docks area, but when the World War I started, he began to worry that the locals would regard him as an English spy, so he went back to England.

SPORTING MEMORIES

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It was the first of many that eventually would follow. Castlegar senior hurlers set the standard, winning Galway's first All Ireland senior club hurling crown in 1980, a competition previously dominated by Cork clubs since 1970. It took 11 years before another Galway club, Kiltormer, would succeed, while Sarsfields, Athenry, Portumna Clarinbridge, and St Thomas have all having delighted hurling fans throughout the county, demonstrating the strength of the game in the west of Ireland.

Inaugural John Cunningham lecture to honour late newspaper editor

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The Discipline of Journalism and Communication at NUI Galway will host the inaugural ‘John Cunningham Journalism Lecture’ on Monday,November 18 at 5pm in the Aula Maxima. The event honours the late Connacht Tribune Editor and long-time journalism lecturer John Cunningham.

O’Donnellan & Joyce auctioneers is number one property sales agent according to Daft.ie

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This has proven to be a record year for sales at well-known Galway based auctioneers O’Donnellan & Joyce after the company completed its mid-year review. According to the Daft.ie Business Intelligence Report, O’Donnellan & Joyce auctioneers at 5 Mary Street in Galway is listed as the number one real estate agent nationwide in terms of sales, and it commands an impressive 22 per cent growth in terms of volume sold year on year. O’Donnellan & Joyce strives to stay two steps ahead of the competition and the ongoing success of its Wild Atlantic property auction series of live auctions, which are held regularly in the Harbour Hotel in Galway, are renowned throughout the country.

‘Beyond our wildest expectations’

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‘Beyond our wildest expectations’

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‘Every time I looked up I saw my father’

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Even before it came to Galway the statue of Sean Pádraic Ó Conaire was causing a stir. As Albert Power carved away in his stone-yard at Berkeley Street, Dublin, word had got out that this was a work of exceptional standards.

Grief and despair on Galway streets November 1920

Sunday November 21 1920, known as ‘Bloody Sunday’, marked one of the most significant events in the Irish War of Independence. The day began with an IRA operation, organised by Michael Collins, to assassinate the so called ‘Cairo Gang’ - a team of undercover British agents, working and living in Dublin. IRA members went to a number of addresses, and shot dead 14 people including nine army officers.

An international flavour to childrens arts festival

Excitement is building ahead of this year’s Baboró International Arts Festival for Children, which starts in Galway Monday October 15 for seven days. The programme is bursting with theatre, dance, music, exhibitions, film and literature as well as talks and workshops for children and adults. There are also opportunities for children and adults to get creative while spending quality time together.

Catch a show after school at Baboro

Excitement is building ahead of this year’s Baboró International Arts Festival for Children, which kicks off in Galway this Monday October 15 for seven days. The programme is bursting with theatre, dance, music, exhibitions, film, and literature as well as talks and workshops for children and adults. There are also opportunities for children and adults to get creative while spending quality time together.

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