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A postcard of Toft’s Amusements

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The Toft family were associated with Eyre Square for many years since 1883 when they first brought a carnival there.

Old Galway’s hidden urban landscape

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ONE OF the great pleasures of the early morning walk, jog, or run through the streets of Galway is that you can experience our urban landscape unencumbered with either human or motorised traffic.

Snapshots of Galway in another time

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GALWAY CITY: Snapshots Through Time is a new book telling the history of the city through postcards of the area produced between 1890 and 1930.

The romance of steam

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In late October 1890, Arthur J Balfour, nephew of the Conservative leader Lord Salisbury of the time, and recently appointed Chief Secretary of Ireland, went on a walking tour of the distressed districts along the Galway and Mayo coast. Accompanied only by his sister, and local officials who joined them as they passed through different districts, they travelled without police escort. Remembering that it was only eight years since the Phoenix Park Murders* it was a brave gesture. But Balfour was probably the best of them.** He was genuinely anxious to improve the conditions of the area. He had influence in London, and an imaginative grasp of his brief for Ireland. He met and talked with the local community leaders, listened to what they had to say; and sat by the open fires listening to the mná tí.

A Galway Christmas book hamper

AT THE risk of milking a cliché to death, rumours of the demise of the book are greatly exaggerated if the amount of books published in Galway over the last 12 months is any indication.

Book of poetry from the west of Ireland launched

Best Loved Poems: Favourite Poems from the West of Ireland, edited by Thomas F Walsh and photography by Westport photographer Liam Lyons, has been launched.

Come out of hibernation with a spring in your step

With the first signs of spring in the air, April is the perfect time to get motivated and get moving again. The advice from probiotic experts, Yakult, is that exercise and good gut health are directly linked. One of the main effects of winter laziness is that our metabolisms and digestive systems become sluggish and slow down along with the rest of the body.

Put a spring in your step

With the first signs of spring in the air, April is the perfect time to get motivated and get moving again. The advice from probiotic experts, Yakult, is that exercise and good gut health are directly linked.

Book ideas for Christmas

“Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counsellors, and the most patient of teachers.”

Local author talks fitness on RTÉ Radio

Local author, Joan Geraghty, was a guest on the Derek Mooney show on RTÉ Radio 1 last week after being invited on to speak about her new book, Fit For Success.

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