The Old Galway Diary – Episode 50

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In this episode of the Old Galway Diary, Tom Kenny is looking at a photo of a farmer at Eyre Square cattle Fair in 1885. Ronnie O’Gorman is looking at a riot that took place during the a smallpox outbreak in Loughrea.  Why not visit the Old Galway in Colour exhibition at Galway City Museum for more old photographs from this very period, that have been colourised using the latest in A.I. technology.


You can find the articles referenced in this podcast on

– A fair day in Eyre Square, c1885

– Smallpox patient sparks riot in Loughrea

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It is brought to you by The Galway Advertiser and features two of Galway’s finest writers and storytellers, Ronnie O’Gorman and Tom Kenny. Elaborating on topics they have covered in the paper in the Galway Diary and Old Galway section, and many other aspects of Galway life and history, they bring their inimitable style to allow you relax, listen and enjoy.

For more on Old Galway in Colour exhibition visit the museum BLOG or to plan a visit book your FREE ticket HERE.

Galway City Museum opens Tuesday to Saturday from 10am until 5pm.  Admission is FREE!

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