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Moneenageisha Harbour, Lough Atalia

No-one comes here now with currachs Rowed by men old and young Bringing the turf to and from the islands Serenaded by …

Future English King on Galway’s Streets

The royal visit to Galway brought mixed feelings – they are a nice couple, but is it too early to welcome British Royals where their forces killed our heroes?

Renmore Point

Pass by, By Boat, By foot… You and I. I wrote this for the LOVE ON THE ROCKS – DUBLIN facebook group, …

Afloat on Little Vixen

Rocking on the river As the speedboats hurried by The crowds of clouds raced cross The ever changing canvas sky… I lay …

Boats at Galway Docks

Musings on Galway Docks

To have a little boat… To sail out to the ocean waves The waters that Columbus sailed, The famine starving, the African …

Babys Birth Remembered

Baby’s birth remembered: The snow falls on the ground. Lights are lit: bells peal, I listen to the sound. Belfast of the …

Columbus in Galway

Long before the ocean blue he sailed In a journey history often has told Galways streets were walked by a Gonoan man …

Heading to the Horizon

Written on hearing a talk about doing the Camino, when heading out the walker told us his favourite part was looking at …

Black Swan on the Claddagh

The black swan still swims on the Claddagh, showing example to our people as times of heightened tensions have seen attacks on …

Keep the Beat of Galway Playing

#street #music from @gstreetclub again today… #thisisgalway #wildatlanticway #culture A post shared by Thomas Carty (@tomjcarty) on Apr 21, 2017 at 3:15pm …

Cutting Old Burkes Roses

While out walking near Salthill a few days back, a man cutting roses from a bush outside a derelict house talked to …

Never Say the Woman Is Not a Lady

You could break down in a worse place Even if you were not like His Grace There is in it no disgrace …

No Horse Sense in Galway

The furore being kicked up over urban horses by supporters of Mike Cubbard a city council member rumbles on. Something of a …

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