Aife McOscair: fearlessness seemed to be her second name, for no project seemed too big if it demanded to be done.

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Independent councillor and former mayor of Galway Catherine Connolly. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Local authority figures are being ‘massaged’, says former mayor

Macnas ghouls stalk the streets in Galway city centre during the Halloween parade ‘Symphony for the Restless’ this evening. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

More than 30,000 brave gale force winds to attend Macnas Samhain parade

Solo sailor was completing transatlantic crossing

Diver Manuel Di Lucia (centre with cap) teaching snorkelling at the Pollock Holes in Kilkee, Co Clare. Photograph: Joe McCloskey

The local restaurateur, fisherman, auctioneer and founder of the local marine rescue service says Pollock Holes are eighth wond(...)

Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Moving to the west of Ireland was meant to be a temporary stay for the writer, artist and cartographer. But, four decades later, h(...)

Jennifer Coady Murphy of Beautilicious in  Waterford at the National Women’s Enterprise Day conference in Galway. Photograph: Andrew Downes

‘Laughter and a good kettle’ two most important workplace items

Macnas performers Helen Gregg, Yvette Picque and Debbie Wright in Galway’s Quay Street in preparation for the Halloween parade Symphony for the Restless. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Galway city and Aran island of Inis Mór set ‘rage and roar’ back to Halloween roots

Dr Jim Browne (centre), president of NUI Galway, with Charlie Byrne, founder and owner of Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop in Galway, and playwright, poet and painter, Patricia Burke Brogan, both of whom were conferred with  honorary Masters of Arts degrees  at NUI Galway yesterday. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

Former Magdalen novitiate proof that “the lone individual can make a difference”

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