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Tim O’Leary’s shop, Lower Salthill

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Tim O’Leary was a native of Roscommon who came to Galway to work as a buyer for Moons. He eventually bought this corner building opposite the Industrial School and changed it into a thriving business. It was a high-class grocery which sold fruit, minerals, and all kinds of confectionery. He operated it almost like a modern day supermarket in that you selected your own goods and brought them to the counter to pay. He had an ice cream saloon attached — “Try one of our ‘Frigidaire’ ices” — and would prepare “special gift parcels of sweets, chocolate, fruit and cakes at shortest notice for hotel guests”. He was a very entrepreneurial and imaginative businessman who worked very hard. He did deliveries all over Salthill and, as most houses left the key in the door in those days, he would just walk in, put the groceries on the kitchen table, and be gone quickly. My mother used to say she was always glad she was not in the bath when he arrived.

Tim O’Leary’s shop, Lower Salthill

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Tim O’Leary was a native of Roscommon who came to Galway to work as a buyer for Moons. He eventually bought this corner building opposite the Industrial School and changed it into a thriving business. It was a high-class grocery which sold fruit, minerals, and all kinds of confectionery. He operated it almost like a modern day supermarket in that you selected your own goods and brought them to the counter to pay. He had an ice cream saloon attached — “Try one of our ‘Frigidaire’ ices” — and would prepare “special gift parcels of sweets, chocolate, fruit and cakes at shortest notice for hotel guests”. He was a very entrepreneurial and imaginative businessman who worked very hard. He did deliveries all over Salthill and, as most houses left the key in the door in those days, he would just walk in, put the groceries on the kitchen table, and be gone quickly. My mother used to say she was always glad she was not in the bath when he arrived.

'Each type of acting is interesting; each one has its value'

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One of the guests of honour at next month’s Galway Film Fleadh is Tyne Daly, whose career spans TV, movies and theatre and has seen her garner six Emmy awards (four for Cagney and Lacey, one for Christy, and one for Judging Amy) and a Tony Award for her Broadway portrayal of Rose in the musical Gypsy.

Neale man to be honoured by leading Irish community group in New Jersey

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Neale native Oliver Browne is to be honoured by a leading Irish community group in New Jersey, on the night before Mayo play New York in Gaelic Park, New York.

Excitement mounts after winning Lotto ticket sold in Milltown

There was excitement in Milltown this week as it was revealed a shop in the north Galway village sold a mega Lotto jackpot winning ticket worth almost €4.5 million.

OBITUARY - The death of Monivea’s Msgr. James J. Loughnane PA. VF. in Los Angeles.

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Monivea native Monsignor James J. Loughnane Protonotary Apostolic, Vicar Forane & pastor of St. Denis in Diamond Bar, passed away at the age of 81 at St. Jude Hospital in Fullerton on Monday evening the 17th of September following complications post emergency surgery.

The D&I Dramatic Society

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The Dominican and Ignatian Dramatic Society (known as the D&I) was set up by Fr Peadar Feeney SJ in the late 1950s. Most of the members were past pupils of St Ignatius’ College or The Dominican Convent, Taylor’s Hill. They staged a play every year for several years with any profits accruing going to the two school funds.

Bristol move for family says Connacht coach Pat Lam

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Connacht head coach Pat Lam, in his first interview since announcing his shock departure from Connacht Rugby, says the offer from Bristol rugby was too good to turn down because it secures his family's future.

Galway home to new Citroen ambassador family

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Meet the Hyde Family from Ballinasloe, Co Galway, the new Citroen ambassador family for 2016.

 

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