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Travelling by rail to Clifden from Galway in the later years of the 19th century was supposed to take about one and a half hours, but it often took much longer. One of its great benefits was to bring anglers and shooters, ramblers and artists through the heart of Connemara, which it did very successfully. The train was quite happy to stop between stations to let people alight to follow their dreams, or to stay with friends who lived close to the railway.
Heskin auctioneers together with joint agent Keane Mahony Smith have expressed delight with the high level of interest at the launch of the second phase of homes in the hugely popular development of Gleann na Mona. This second phase consists of spacious A rated apartments and follows the highly successful first phase of 31 semidetached homes, all of which are occupied. These apartments are the first new build apartments built in Knocknacarra/Salthill in the last 10 years.
Rumoured to be Ireland’s most photographed Castle, Dunguaire Castle, located just outside the picturesque fishing village of Kinvara, sits perched on the shores of Galway Bay.
Elvis Presley was invoked by Green Party Galway senator Pauline O’Reilly in the Seanad, when she described the controversial Affordable Housing Bill 2021 as requiring “a little less conversation, a little more action please”.
This remarkable painting, by Irish artist Sir John Lavery, is actually a portrait of Roger Casement on the last day of his appeal against his conviction for high treason and sentence of death, in July 1916. But where is he?
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Following the success of Séamus Ó Beirn’s play An Dochtúir at the Oireachtais in Dublin 1904, it was presented to full houses at Galway’s Town Hall immediately on the player’s triumphant return. Among the audience one evening was Sir Roger Casement, the notable humanitarian, a British consul by profession but, ironically, an anti-imperialist by nature.
On Friday morning, 30th July, 1915 the body of a ‘well-dressed man’ washed ashore at Island Eddy. The island, which sits at the inner eastern end of Galway Bay had a population of 38 and a total of seven families recorded in the 1911 Census.