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'We are a community who look out for each other - Joe Greene

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"We are a community who look out for each other," says Joe Greene when speaking about Woodquay. The proprietor of Joe Greene's Menswear has been ever present in the area for the past 37 years and says the area has always had a great atmosphere.

Ulysses - and gun fire in Galway

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Nora’s last visit to Galway in April 1922 did not go well. Galway, as well as the country, was caught up in a deadly Civil War. The anti -Treaty forces had occupied the Connaught Rangers’ Barracks, Renmore, while the pro- Treaty forces occupied the Great Southern Hotel. The Galway to Dublin train was regularly fired upon from the barracks. There were sporadic gun fights around the Custom House, and the Masonic hall, as both sides struggled for possession. It was a dangerous time and people were fearful.

Joe Howley, patriot

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Michael Joseph Howley was born in Oranmore in 1895. His father died when Joe was just two years old. His mother was a sister of Peter Rabbitt, the proprietor of Rabbitt’s provision shop, licensed premises, and lodgings in Forster Street. She later married William Keane, the owner of Keane’s Bar in Oranmore. Joe, as he was popularly known, attended the local primary school and later went to the Bish in Galway. He obviously worked at farming as his mother once wrote, “He made a good lot with trading with cattle and sheep”.

Innovative entertainment centre a welcome boost to local social scene

Certain to prove a welcome and popular addition to the social scene upon its intended opening, the proprietor of Elevate Entertainment Centre is hopeful that Covid-19 restrictions permitting, his innovative venture will open for business in Easter 2021.

‘I have never loved but once in my life’

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‘Well what do you have to say to Jim now after all our little squabbles he could not live without me for a month can you imagine my joy when I received a telegram from London a week after Jim and georgie on their way’…….wrote Nora in her unpunctuated flow of words, to her partner’s sister Eileen from her mother’s home in Bowling Green, in July 1912.

Continuing to make big waves within the hairdressing industry

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Celebrating a milestone fifth business birthday this week, Hairloom, has made vast strides within the hairdressing industry since first opening its doors on John Broderick Street in the heart of Athlone.

Victoria Coyle - Pearl Beauty

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Pearl Beauty opened its doors on Ballina Street, Crossmolina, last month. After travelling around Australia and America, Pearl Beauty's proprietor, Victoria Coyle, came home and completed her beauty training in Castlebar.

The Black and Tans' raid on O’Flaherty’s Pub

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The tall building in the centre of our picture of New Docks Road taken in 1903 was known as “Gas Tank” Flaherty’s pub. We presume he got his nickname because of the gasworks across the street. It was here that the distinguished English painter Augustus John lived for several weeks in 1914. He did a lot of painting and drawing around the city and especially the docks area, but when the World War I started, he began to worry that the locals would regard him as an English spy, so he went back to England.

Publicans united in call for financial assistance to support industry

As a sense of uncertainty continues to pervade pertaining to the future of the hospitality industry amid the continuing presence of COVID-19 within the community, local pub proprietors have expressed their continued frustration as they strive for a return to a semblance of business normality as news emerged this week that the Government and NPHET will review their decision with regard to the reopening of relevant premises on August 31.

Goyas getting creative!

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From working in the kitchen on her own during lockdown to working out new furniture logistics in order to maintain social distancing, Goyas' owner, Emer Murray, admits the past five months have probably been some of the toughest in which she has been involved since the restaurant opened its doors nearly 30 years' ago.


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