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Woolies in Galway

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In the early 1950s the chain of shops owned by Woolworths was expanding, but it did experience some difficulty establishing a branch in Galway. It appears some councillors and retailers resisted the move, but after several failed attempts, ‘Woolies’ (as it became known), acquired the former site of the old Royal Hotel on the Square. Woolies knocked the hotel and put up a purpose built retail store. As the day of the opening approached, local interest became intense.

Lacey won’t be put down by PD party poopers

“I might be down but I am not out. I have every intention of contesting the next local elections and I would see the best option for me right now is to run as an independent,” said local PD councillor, Walter Lacey, following the devastating news that the Progressive Democrats are no longer politically viable.

Lacey won’t be put down by PD party poopers

“I might be down but I am not out. I have every intention of contesting the next local elections and I would see the best option for me right now is to run as an independent,” said local PD councillor, Walter Lacey, following the devastating news that the Progressive Democrats are no longer politically viable.

Ulick O’Connor and Siobhán Armstrong for the Forge at Gort festival

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THE WRITER Ulick O’Connor and the internationally-acclaimed harpist Siobhán Armstrong will headline the second Forge at Gort literature festival, on March 27 and 28.

Helping people with arthritis live quality lives

An award winning programme which helps people with arthritis live high quality lives will run in Gort for the next few weeks.

A corner of William Street, c1920

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This photograph was originally published in Burrows Guide Book which was printed c1920. The main feature is The Medical Hall and Pharmacy which was owned by AP Wallace. To the right of that you can see the entrance to Higgins’ Garage (he was an agent for Ford cars), and to the right of that again, down a little alleyway, was the entrance to the Empire Theatre.

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