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Mutton Island<br />
Returning from Mutton Island as the tide comes in during a walk to the island in June 1990. Since then, a sewage treatment plant has been built on the island, with a causeway linking the island to South Park. The newer photo is of compwetotirs taking part in the Simon Galway Women's 8K Mini Marathon recently. Galway City children who won medals in the finals of the Community Games in Dublin in September 1973. Front (from left): Brian Long, Brid Manifold, Peter Prendergast, Irene Geary, Nessa Kennedy, Pamela Robinson, Mary Curran, Michael Tierney, Michael Langan. Second row (from left): Walter Hegarty (Chess team manager), Mary Arrigan, Siobhan Finn, Deirdre Desmond, Valerie Small, Dorothy Rabbitte, Fiona Sweeney, Kathleen Hume, Michael Roche (Swimming team manager), Adrian Ryder (Judo team manager), Liam Kavanagh (Athletics team manager). Back row (from left): Francis Lovett, John Harhen, Margaret Hickey, Shane Toolan, Deborah Evers, Margaret McNeela, Bernadette Mahon, Mairead Manifold, Collette Lardner, Jimmy Lovett, Mary Evers, Mrs. C. Cunningham (Swimming team manager). The Newcastle Service Station has been a feature of life in the area for many years. Our photo from the 1970s shows the Newcastle Tyre Sales outlet, with the then petrol pumps and garage located off to the left of the picture. Sandy Road in 1967 was an area containing a number of light industrial and commercial units, surrounded by fields. The open hilly farmland in the distance would later become home to hundreds of homes in big estates like Tirellan Heights, Ballinfoile and Castelawn Heights.
Pictured after the awarding of medical degrees at University College Galway in December 1979 At the annual dinner of O'Flaherty Markets, Galway, held in Flannery's Hotel, Galway, in November 1973. The social committee seated (L to R): Mrs Deirdre Murray, Ms Nuala Molloy, Ms Helene Clancy. Standing: John Warren, Christy O'Flaherty, Bill Kealy, Ray McManus & Tommy Glynn Corrib Park was in its infancy when the older photo was taken in 1977 - and the most obvious difference between it and the scene today, apart from the growth of the trees, is a bus shelter that was constructed by local residents to shelter them from the elements. A subscription of 75p was collected from each household to fund the venture and labour was provided by local volunteers. Inis O.rr man Thomas A Joyce (22) being presented by Mayor of Galway, Ald Fintan Coogan TD, with a certificate for Deed of Bravery awarded by Comhairle na Mire Gaille in November 1974. While working as one of three lightkeepers unloading goods at Inistearaght Lighthouse, he risked his life to save keeper-in-charge C.J. Harrington from certain death. According to the citation, Mr Harrington fell head over heels down the cliff rail incline when Mr Joyce stepped out, grabbed him and slowed the fall. .Had it not been for Mr. Joyce.s action, there is no doubt that Mr. Harrington would have continued to fall down the smooth concrete incline railway and been killed on striking the concrete wall at the bottom of the rock,. it added.
Galway city centre in the late 1940s or early 1950s when the bicycle was the favoured mode of transport. At a reception to announce the launch of the Claddagh Festival in July 1971 Connacht v Leinster Attending the Ballygar Gymkhana in August 1971
The Galway city fire August 1971.  Photograph by Stan Shields The Corrib Shamrocks, Galway, team who defeated Castlebar in the Connacht Club Under-13 soccer championship in Castlebar in June 1975. Front row (from left): Michael Higgins, Hugh Heskin, Ray Flaherty, Bill McGowan, Jim Laffey and Gerald Mullen. Standing: Padraic Fallon, Martin O'Neill, JJ Finn, Michael Heffernan, David Ward, Kieran Joyce and Paul Sheridan. PJ Ruane cycling alongside his horse in the city.<br />
One of the photographs from an exhibition of of cyclists in Galway City and County from over the years on display in city centre shop front windows as part of Galway Bike Week.<br />
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BPW AGM 1996
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