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The winter tram

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This photograph of a single-deck horse drawn tram was taken in Eyre Square c1900. The American style dome roof top cover provided cover for passengers during the winter. In one of their books, Somerville and Ross described these vehicles thus: “The little one-horse trams glide along the shining desolate road like white-backed beetles.” This tram was painted in a battleship grey colour. The double-deck open summer trams, which needed two horses to pull them, were painted in olive-green and white.

PBPA calls for Yes vote in same-sex referendum

While polls indicate a large majority support equal marriage rights, there can be no room for complacency in the Yes campaign which must ensure a good turnout on polling day.

Public meeting on people power and water charges

The People Before Profit Alliance will put forward its alternatives to the Government’s austerity measures and water charges at a public meeting next week.

The King’s Head - twenty five years at the hub of all things Galway

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When PJ and Maura Grealish and their family bought the Kings Head a quarter of a century ago, one of the first things they did was light a fire in the famous 1612 fireplace. Unaware that the chimney needed cleaning the place soon filled up with thick smoke from the turfy fire.

The gathering storm

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The threat of another famine in 1879, within living memory of the horror and catastrophe of the Great Famine some 29 years earlier, brought renewed terror to the vulnerable tenant farmers in the west of Ireland. This time it was not just the humble potato, but severe weather conditions which devastated crops and feed stuffs over a three year period. Farm incomes dropped dramatically, landlords fussed that rents would not be paid. Whereas some landlords were patient, others warned that evictions would follow if rents were not paid on time.

Finding a home

The issue of a permanent home for the new Castlebar Municipal District was raised again at the July meeting of the municipal district. Independent councillor Michael Kilcoyne said he felt the municipal district should have a proper chamber to hold its meetings in and receive people in, and that the current meeting venue in the Áras was not suitable especially if members of the public wanted to attend.

Highfield Park auction to be held next week

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John Quinn will be holding a public auction on July 3 at 3pm in the Imperial Hotel for No 35, Sycamore Drive, Highfield Park.

Superb Highfield Park property for auction

John Quinn & Co is offering for sale by public auction No 35 Sycamore Drive, Highfield Park, a four bedroom semidetached residence with an adjoining converted garage.

A ‘fumble in a greasy till...’

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‘The proposal to build an art gallery over the River Liffey to house the donation to Dublin of Sir Hugh Lane's art collection has been strongly criticised by the businessman and newspaper proprietor, William Martin Murphy.

Socialism 2014 day school

Socialism 2014, a Galway day school on socialist ideas, takes place in the Imperial Hotel, Eyre Square, this Saturday from 10.30pm to 5pm.


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