96 episodes

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 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.

    The Old Galway Diary Podcast - Episode 96 - Joe Young's Mineral Water and The Irish Civil War: The Siege of Clifden

    The Old Galway Diary Podcast - Episode 96 - Joe Young's Mineral Water and The Irish Civil War: The Siege of Clifden

    In this episode, Tom is looking at Joe Young's Mineral Water Company. Any old Galway business. Ronnie is still looking at the civil war, and this time going into the siege of Clifden .
    You can find the articles referenced in this podcast on www.advertiser.ie/galway

    • 27 min
    The Old Galway Diary Podcast - Episode 95 - Corrib Rowing and Yachting Club and The Irish Civil War

    The Old Galway Diary Podcast - Episode 95 - Corrib Rowing and Yachting Club and The Irish Civil War

    In this episode, Tom is looking at Corrib Rowing and Yachting Club founded in 1864. Ronnie looking at the civil war, it is the 100 year anniversary the execution of four men from Galway in Athlone.
    You can find the articles referenced in this podcast on www.advertiser.ie/galway

    • 26 min
    The Old Galway Diary Podcast - Episode 94 - Salthill and Galway Fox Stories

    The Old Galway Diary Podcast - Episode 94 - Salthill and Galway Fox Stories

    In this episode, Tom is looking at old Salthill. Ronnie is still looking at stories from the country side in east Galway. 
    You can find the articles referenced in this podcast on www.advertiser.ie/galway

    • 33 min
    The Old Galway Diary Podcast - Episode 93 - Galway Referee and The Sisters of Mercy in Crimea part 2

    The Old Galway Diary Podcast - Episode 93 - Galway Referee and The Sisters of Mercy in Crimea part 2

    In this episode, Tom is looking at the life of Galway Referee John Keady. Ronnie is still looking at the order of nuns from Galway, the Sisters of Mercy, who went to the war in Crimea to help the wounded.
    You can find the articles referenced in this podcast on www.advertiser.ie/galway

    • 26 min
    The Old Galway Diary Podcast - Episode 92 - Liam Mellows and The Sisters of Mercy in Crimea

    The Old Galway Diary Podcast - Episode 92 - Liam Mellows and The Sisters of Mercy in Crimea

    In this episode, Tom is looking at the life of Galway man Liam Mellows after a trip to the great exhibit in the Galway Museum. Ronnie is looking at the order of nuns from Galway, the Sisters of Mercy, who went to the war in Crimea to help the wounded.
    You can find the articles referenced in this podcast on www.advertiser.ie/galway

    • 35 min
    The Old Galway Diary Podcast - Episode 91 - Starvation Riots 1842 and Irish Famine 1817

    The Old Galway Diary Podcast - Episode 91 - Starvation Riots 1842 and Irish Famine 1817

    In this episode, Tom is looking at starvation riots in 1842, during the famine there were riots lead by women and children where they raided the potato stores. The women and children were backed by the Claddagh fishermen. Ronnie is also looking at hunger also, he's looking at the famine in 1817.
    You can find the articles referenced in this podcast on www.advertiser.ie/galway

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

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10 Ratings

TheDromomaniac ,

You’re in the hands of expert storytellers

I enjoy listening to the guys recounting stories of Galway from years ago, many of them transcending place, making them universal. My favorite episode might be about when Woolworth’s first came to town. Ronnie’s voice is pure butter for me. Thanks for all the hard work you put in!

beacape ,

This is pure joy

I stumbled on this podcast and it is pure joy. I’m an American who is counting the days until my next visit to Ireland and the West. I love listening to these two friends chat.

nickgardner93 ,

Keen american listener

Loving from America! Mr O’ Gorman is a wonderful orator

-Nick G

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