Galway Stories Archives - This is Galway

GALWAY has so many stories to tell

Having found your favourite spots to see on your next visit to Galway, it’s time to put the wheels in motion. Share your discoveries with your friends and family, get booking and prepare for an incredibly memorable trip.




Described as “the most feared and hated institution ever established in Ireland”, the story of the Irish Workhouses is not a pleasant one. Today, the haunting aura of the old stone remains serve as a chilling reminder of some of Ireland’s darkest history. Let’s take a step back into the tragic history of The Irish Workhouse Centre and explore the heartbreaking tale of a system that was tied up in shame and embarrassment that spans a period of some 80 years.

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Comhrá : Go With the Flo(ris)

COMHRÁ is a series of chats with the people of Galway. Our city is full of creatives, makers and storytellers, our aim is to highlight some of those talented people.

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A Questionable Comedian: Galway’s Stevo Timothy

“They wouldn’t count me as a stand up comedian because I’m not traditional” — We talked to Stevo Timothy and Sinead, also known as Farmer Michael and Kathleen, about their upcoming stand-up gigs, the Galway comedy scene, and secrets of the Irish psyche.

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