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Public talk on Galway’s greatest spy

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Decorated wartime codebreaker and noted musicologist Emily Anderson will be subject of a public talk at 8pm this Monday, March 11, at the Harbour Hotel.

The Galway and Salthill Tramway Company

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The mid-19th century was an era of little movement of people for social or pleasure purposes. In the post-Famine era, it was only business people of necessity, those who were emigrating or those whose financial circumstances allowed who travelled. Railway travel had come Galway in 1851 and there were a few horse drawn omnibuses operating between the city and the village of Salthill, which was really a rural backwater. But, it was becoming a fashionable place to live and was developing as a tourist destination. It was therefore no surprise when a tramway system between the city and the village was proposed.

Free talk on Galway’s river crossings

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‘Crossing Points: River-fords and the study of historic landscapes’ is a free public lecture by archaeologist Paul Gosling at the Harbour Hotel, this Monday, February 12, at 8pm.

Peadar O’Dowd, the passing of an old Galwegian

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Peadar O’Dowd’s credentials for writing about Galway were impeccable. One of four children, Nono, Willie, Martin and Peadar, born to their parents John and Bridget, he grew up in Bohermore and was always grateful for the fact. He lived his life there and throughout that life would celebrate the area and its people in hundreds of articles and interviews he published in various newspapers and journals.

Remembering Maurice Semple

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Maurice Semple was born in 1917, a member of a family that had continuous connection with the ‘Citie of the Tribes’ for over 400 years, one of three children of Frank Semple and Elizabeth ffrench. His father worked in a clerical capacity in the courthouse, his mother was one of the ffrenchs from Claregalway. Both his brother ffrench Semple and his sister Mary predeceased him.

Naews in Brief

Taoiseach on Mayo Visit this week

Mayo Community Diary

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Historical Society talk in Claremorris


George Chambers’ photographic archive

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George Chambers was born in England in 1873. He lived at Temple Fortune Lane in Middlesex. He travelled extensively and this included several trips to Ireland. In 1929, he toured parts of West Cork and Wicklow; in 1931, he visited Galway city and the Aran Islands and on subsequent trips he went to the Blasket Islands, to Achill and Clare Islands, and to various other islands off the coast of Donegal.

Public lecture on Galway farming history

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A free public lecture in the Harbour Hotel Galway, on next Monday, 9th January, at 8 pm will examine the history of agriculture and rural development in Co. Galway.


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