The James Hardiman Library's collection of mid-20th century tourist literature relating to Galway City and county formed the basis for this project. Much of this material can be ephemeral and its survival can often be random. The chosen items demonstrate changes in services and information offered to tourists visiting Galway between the late 1940s and the 1980s. These examples also show developments in publishing and marketing of this type of information over the same time period. Most of these items were contained in collections donated to the library in the past 20 years. We are indebted to the donors whose names are listed on the last slide.