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N 0 B 940 C 0 E Jan 2, 2021 F Jan 2, 2021
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DANCING AT THE (AULA) DISCO ON A SATURDAY NIGHT.
Photo was taken at a Saturday disco in the Aula in early 1979 with Margaret Mary (Mags) Amond (in red) dancing with Brendan 'Speedie' Smith (in blue). On our left is Declan 'Crowbar' Kelly (in blue) and behind him is Seamus McKenna (white tee-shirt)
The Aula Maxima (Latin = 'Great Court') in the Quadrangle. ('Quad') organised by the UCG Students' Union was a popular disco venue for students on Friday and Saturday nights during the 1970s and much of the 1980s. It was a high octane dance venue with no alcohol on sale. Even in an era of nightclubs and bars, It never had a problem pulling the crowds at the weekends.
On one side of the hall, there was located a 'mineral bar'; on the other side was the cloakroom.
Disc Jockeys (DJs) at the time included the 'K-Tel Kids' (Seamus McKenna & Johnny Maher), Harry O'Beirne, 'Nervous Rex' (Terry Monaghan & Derek Murray, later of the Stunning) and the brilliant 'Big G' (aka Gerry Sexton)).

If you recognise any other students in the photograph, please contact us

Tags:   ucg NUI Galway NUIG 1979

N 1 B 1.1K C 0 E Nov 24, 2020 F Nov 24, 2020
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Dublin Airport at Collinstown had its inaugural flight on 19 January 1940 to Liverpool. The site of the new airport was a former Royal Air Force base that had been abandoned in 1922 by the British at the foundation of the Irish Free State.
The airport became the base for the new civil airline, Aer Lingus, which had been set up in 1936 and had previously operated flights to London and Liverpool from the military aerodrome at Baldonnel (which was also a former RAF base).
From the end of World War 11, the airport experienced a significant expansion in services. Aer Lingus resumed its London service to Croydon in November 1945 and KLM, the national Dutch air carrier, started the first European flights from Ireland in 1947 with a service to Amsterdam.
Aer Lingus later introduced a flight to Amsterdam and during the late 1940s and early 1950s also operated routes to Brussels and to Rome.
Three additional concrete runways were completed in 1948 to cater for the growing air traffic.
Ten years after it was established, 920,000 passengers had passed through the airport.

The photo was kindly donated by Claire Connolly from Ballinasloe.

Tags:   dublin airport dublin Ireland airport collinstown airplanes Heritage Galway County Council Oidhreach Insight Centre for Data Analytics NUI Galway NUIG RAF

N 0 B 965 C 0 E Nov 22, 2011 F Nov 20, 2020
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Photo shows the Kavanagh family, from Monkstown near Dun Laoighaire, enjoying a day out at Brittas Bay in county Wicklow during the early 1950s.
On the far right is the lady who donated this lovely image, Claire (neé Kavanagh) Connolly, along with her sister (Jill) and mother.
Her dad (Art) made the fantastic sand sculpture on show.

The 4km beach at Brittas Bay (Irish: Cuan an Bhriotáis) has been a popular summer destination for Dubliners over many decades. These tourists were not just day trippers as the nearby caravan parks ensured that many of them holidayed there for longer periods.

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N 0 B 692 C 0 E Nov 17, 2020 F Nov 17, 2020
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The East Galway Family History Society Woodford Galway generously allowed the BEO project to display this excellent photograph from their archives.

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