Ronnie O’Gorman RIP

Druid mourns the passing of Ronnie O'Gorman, founder of the Galway Advertiser.

25 May 2024

When Ronnie O'Gorman founded the Galway Advertiser in 1970, it was a transformative moment for Galway, and not least of all for the city's arts and culture community.

Five years later, when we founded Druid, Ronnie was the first journalist to interview us, giving our fledgling theatre company its very first piece of publicity.

Ronnie played a pivotal role in creating the Galway we know today and, in more recent years, through his work with Tom Kenny and The Old Galway Diary, he did much to celebrate the Galway of days gone by.

We will remember him fondly as a true gentleman and for his lasting generosity, friendship and support.

Our thoughts are with Ronnie's family and friends, and the staff of the Galway Advertiser.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

Photo by Mike Shaughnessy