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The Old Galway Diary

English, History, 1 season, 164 episodes, 2 days, 18 hours, 38 minutes
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The Old Galway Diary podcast is brought to you by two of Galway’s finest writers and storytellers, Ronnie O’Gorman and Tom Kenny. Ronnie and Tom have been writing in The Galway Advertiser newspaper for over five decades and have amassed a wealth of knowledge of all things Galway over this period.Both wonderful storytellers, Ronnie and Tom are now available on The Galway Advertiser’s podcast series on a weekly basis. Elaborating on topics they have covered in the paper, and many other aspects of Galway life and history, they bring their inimitable style to allow you relax, listen and enjoy.
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The Old Galway Diary Podcast - Episode 152 - Galway Train Station

In this episode, Tom is about the history of Galway Rail StationYou can find the articles referenced in this podcast on www.advertiser.ie/galway.If you have a message for Tom or Ronnie please email us at [email protected]
3/12/202410 minutes, 11 seconds
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The Old Galway Diary Podcast - Episode 137 - Old Galway Diary Vol. II book launch live!

In this episode, the two lads are talking about their new book which is a collection of articles written by them both and includes many topics talked about during the podcast, sadly the sound level is not great but if you turn up your volume you should be able to hear ok. You can get the book in Kennys.ie or from the Galway Advertiser office.You can find the articles referenced in this podcast on www.advertiser.ie/galway.If you have a message for Tom or Ronnie please email us at [email protected]
11/15/202329 minutes, 34 seconds
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The Old Galway Diary Podcast - Episode 117 - Our Lady's Boys Club & Hardiman and Beyond

In this episode, Tom is looking at the history of Our Lady's Boys Club and its upcoming trip and fund raiser appeal. Ronnie, is still struggling with his voice but has been enjoying a book called Hardiman and Beyond.You can find the articles referenced in this podcast on www.advertiser.ie/galway.If you have a message for Tom or Ronnie please email us at [email protected]
6/21/202328 minutes, 17 seconds
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The Old Galway Diary Podcast - Episode 101 - The Work House and Final Chapter In The Irish Civil War

In this episode, Tom is looking at the old work houses in Galway. Ronnie is still looking at the civil war.  This time some of the executions and the final days of the conflictYou can find the articles referenced in this podcast on www.advertiser.ie/galway
3/1/202334 minutes, 36 seconds
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The Old Galway Diary Podcast - Episode 85 - Oranmore & Lord Haw Haw part III

In this episode, Tom is looking at the Oranmore airfield. Saturday is the 90th anniversary of the first flight from the site. Ronnie is still looking at famous Galway Nazi Willam Joyce also known as Lord Haw Haw for final part of his series. You can find the articles referenced in this podcast on www.advertiser.ie/galway
10/19/202226 minutes, 58 seconds
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The Old Galway Diary Podcast - Episode 64 - Steamers on the Corrib & Search and Rescue Tragedy

In this episode, Tom looking at the history of steamers and boats on the Corrib. Ronnie is looking at tragedy of the Rescue 116 helicopter crash in 2017.You can find the articles referenced in this podcast on www.advertiser.ie/galway
5/25/202229 minutes, 19 seconds
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The Old Galway Diary Podcast - Episode 58 - The Sacre Coeur & The final part of James Joyce and Nora

In this episode, Tom is looking at the Scar Coeur hotel in salthill, run by the Dunleavy family. Ronnie is still looking at James Joyce this time at his death and how Nora got on as widow.You can find the articles referenced in this podcast on www.advertiser.ie/galway
4/13/202228 minutes, 41 seconds
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The Old Galway Diary Podcast - Episode 53 - The First Freeman of Galway & The Playboy Theatre Tour.

In this episode, Tom is still looking at the first person named Freeman of Galway, former president Douglas Hyde and on International women's day they talk about the two women being named freemen of Galway today, Patricia Burke Brogan and Ena McEnteeRonnie is looking at the Playboy of the Western World and its tour to America. Including a cameo from an American President.You can find the articles referenced in this podcast on www.advertiser.ie/galway
3/9/202229 minutes, 24 seconds
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The Old Galway Diary Podcast - Episode 16 - The SS Dun Aengus & Galway Adventures in the Wild West

In this episode, Tom looks back at the SS Dun Aengus, the great ferry that traveled between Galway and the Aran Islands in the 1800s. Ronnie looks at the escapades of Hugh Moreton Frewen.You can find the articles referenced in this podcast on www.advertiser.ie/galway
6/16/202123 minutes, 20 seconds