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The Old Galway Diary – Episode 53

In this episode, number 53 of the Old Galway Diary Podcast Tom Kenny is 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 McEntee.  Ronnie O’Gorman 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

– Galway’s first Freeman

– A former president learns a lesson about theatre craft

The Old Galway Diary podcast is available every week on the Advertiser PodcastsSpotifyApple and Google Podcast.

We have partnered with The Galway Advertiser to bring you the Old Galway Diary podcast featuring two of Galway’s finest writers and storytellers, Ronnie O’Gorman and Tom Kenny. Elaborating on topics they have covered in the paper in the Galway Diary and Old Galway section, 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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