People of the Tribes: Meet Eoin.

Tue, Aug 13, 2019

''I'm originally from Roscommon and have been living in Galway the last 5 years and I can't get enough of it. I've always had a soft spot in Galway in my heart, it's just so friendly, there is always something happening and the city is always alive. The atmosphere is just so electric. I love helping charities, I volunteer with Pieta House and many others, I always go out of my way to help other people''.

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People of the Tribes: Meet Paschal.

Tue, Aug 06, 2019

Hello, my name is Paschal, this is Socks (the Horse )... I'm a Galway man through and through, living in Craughwell, Co. Galway. I was in the defence forces for 38 years, involved in the RDF Unit or the FCA Unit and stationed in Loughrea for 15 years. For the past 26 years on and off I have brought my family, friends and the odd wedding couple around on my horse and cart. Then I started bringing tourists and the public around the city, I love doing what I am doing, it gives me great joy! There is such a great buzz in Galway, if you're in bad form and need a lift, just walk down shop street, high street or Quay street, you're sure to meet a smiling, friendly face to snap you out of it. We have some much here in Galway, the lakes, the Sea, the people and the laughter!

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People of the Tribes: Meet Fionn & Jonathan.

Wed, Jul 24, 2019

We are Fionn Crombie Angus and Jonathan Angus, probably best known around Galway for busking on Shop Street. We've been part of the local music scene, with Fionn playing his distinctive left-handed fiddle, and Jonathan backing him up on guitar, for five years, after moving from County Clare when Fionn finished secondary school.

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People of the Tribes: Meet Lorna.

Tue, Jul 16, 2019

Hey, I'm Lorna, I'm 25 and live in Galway. I'm lucky enough to have been born here and spent my life living here, both in the city where I live and Carraroe, Connemara where I did my first degree. I have a degree in media through Irish and I'm also a primary school teacher. I worked in TG4 during college, have dabbled in online journalism and have done a few art projects along the side. I'm a big lover of dance and still do ballet classes once a week in Briarhill. One could say I'm a jack of many trades, a master of none! I love working with kids, their optimism is infectious. I love all things creative and really find myself at home in Galway because of this. I recently completed a short-acting course at the Lir Academy in Dublin and loved it. I'm really excited to explore the field more, especially here in Galway. I'm currently working as part of Galway Art's Festival's Box Office Squad. It's a busy job but I love it. I feel so lucky to be part of the festival, there is nowhere better than Galway at this team of the year! My favourite thing about Galway is the opportunities it provides culturally, both within the arts and the Irish language. I'm a fluent speaker and love that I can use my Gaeilge daily in Galway. Be sure to pop into the Box Office in the Cornstore to say hi!(as Gaeilge nó Bearla!)

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People of the Tribes: Colm & Caryl Mc Donagh

Tue, Jul 16, 2019

''I'm the son of a Carna man and from Renmore. Originally my life was in the travel business. I set up Colm Mc Donagh travel in 1989 down in Woodquay and One-Stop Travel here on Eyre Square. I spent a lot of years in the travel business and things were moving in a different direction, along with our lease so it was a case of a decision being made for us. Do we take out a lease for another 15 years? Was there enough business in the travel industry or go a new direction?... And so we did! My wife Caryl who worked with me in the travel business is a qualified chef and we always wanted to open up a little coffee shop. The opportunity presented itself and we grabbed it with both hands, now we have a 25-year lease and teamed up with an amazing brand - Esquire Coffee. Its all about bringing the business to you, having quality service, helping people out in times of need and not being afraid to roll up the sleeves! Galway has gotten way more cosmopolitan, the coffee culture is now like the pub culture sure. I love Galway with all my heart, I couldn't live or work anywhere else in the world.''

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People of the Tribes: Meet Gerry.

Tue, Jul 09, 2019

''I came to Galway in 1966 and started working for the local milk company,I worked there two years and I fell in love with a girl and bought a mini car. Isn't it funny, with all the vans and cars I have,I can't think of their reg numbers but I can tell you the reg of my first one - LZH561, a small mini car. I pulled into Eyre Square with a bit of stuff and never looked back since. I'm 52 years here.

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People of the Tribes: Meet Naomi.

Tue, Jul 02, 2019

My name is Naomi Forkan, I go to school in the Jes. I have a great passion for food and I have learnt to cook at a very young age as my father is a chef and food is a big part of the house. I work in our family run business called moycullengreenfoods located in Eyre Square where Galway's atmosphere shines. I began to find myself really enjoying my working environment with my sister and meeting new people every day. I love interacting with people as I have a really bubbly personality. I find myself a very caring person, I started volunteering as a member of the order of Malta, as I have a keen interest in becoming a paramedic after I finish school and see this a great opportunity to gain as much knowledge in that field.

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People of the Tribes: Meet Jason.

Tue, Jun 18, 2019

Hi, I’m Jason Mitchell from Jason Mitchell Fitness. I’m a local Personal Trainer from Galway and have worked in the fitness industry for five years. My passion lies in helping clients achieve their health and fitness related goals, whatever that might be but for the main part is weight loss which is what I specialize in. I’ve just started Outdoor Bootcamp classes for the summer here in the city for the third summer in a row. I practice what I preach by working out 5-6 times per week along with attending a local yoga class once a week and playing some tag rugby for fun when I can! I love working with people from Galway and further afield online. Thanks for reading, Jason.

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People of the Tribes: Meet Robyn.

Tue, Jun 18, 2019

My name is Robyn, I'm 17 and I'm in St Brigid's College Loughrea. I was born in Kilkenny but have spent the majority of my life in Galway. I'm doing work experience in the Advertiser this week, as I've loved writing from a young age. I have always loved languages and I study Irish and French in school. Next month I'll be going to Coláiste Chamuis. I've been bitten by the travel bug ever since I visited Italy last April. After school, I would love to travel the world, and volunteer in underprivileged areas.

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People of the Tribes: Meet Ciarán.

Wed, May 29, 2019

Hi, my name is Ciaran Kenny I am originally from Kilbarrack the Northside of Dublin. I played football & hurling from a very early age with my club Naomh Barrog GAA Club. I went on to coach the future & next generation in my club where I'm still heavily involved as I was elected onto the executive 2 years ago. Sorry, Galway, it is all about your parish!

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People of the Tribes: Meet Michael.

Mon, May 13, 2019

''I'm Michael, from Tipp but live in Galway city, consumed by human flight, skydiving, base jumping, wingsuits etc. Quiet reserved, I've got an old soul really. The living reincarnates of Christopher Walken even though he's still alive.''

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People of the Tribes: Meet Jody.

Tue, Apr 30, 2019

Hi, I'm Jody Mullakey. I'm originally from Sligo town, but I've been living here for the last 23 years. I paint, write poetry and I also sing. I'm obsessed lately with the law of attraction and the power of visualisation, that you can actually attract what you see in your mind and feel in your heart, and vibrate it to yourself. I'm Aspergic, people call it autistic but it's not, it's more of heightened awareness of things, a heightened way of seeing and feeling reality. It makes me a bit odd, but it connects me deeper to my chi. I love Galway, I truly love the carefree attitude of the people and the fun that they have. I like the energy, it's uplifting and humorous. Don't be shy the next time you see me performing!!

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People of the Tribes: Meet Danielle Holian

Tue, Apr 23, 2019

Hi! I’m Danielle Holian. I’m a Galway girl. I dabble into a variety of different creative media fields of journalism, photography, songwriting, marketing, and I have just released a debut book of poetry.

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People of the Tribes: Meet Marguerite.

Tue, Apr 16, 2019

I always wanted to follow my heart in life. It was just one of those things. I studied biochemistry and then psychology, but something was missing. I loved what I did, but I wasn't in love with it. I suppose, one day I just said to myself, if you are going to really find your thing, you better do it now. Time is moving along. I just did it. I don't know why, but I switched on the laptop and wrote a children's book.

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People of the Tribes: Meet Malgosia, Wojtek & Blanka

Mon, Apr 01, 2019

“We met 12 years ago, when I came to Ireland on holidays. After going back to Poland he was calling, texting and annoying me, so we met in France a month later and that's when it all started. I quit my job, packed my bags and moved over to Galway. Two years later we got married in Clarinbridge and had an amazing wedding party in O'Connors Bar in Salthill. Galway became our home and we couldn’t imagine a better place to have a family. In 2008, Blanka was born. We celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary recently and we feel that each of us grew so much as we always pushed one another to do and achieve more in our lives. We always respected each other for who we are and gave each other strength to be true to ourselves when others thought otherwise. Marriage requires love, respect & patience. There are two people in a relationship and both are equally needed for it to succeed.”

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People of the Tribes: Meet Alex.

Mon, Mar 25, 2019

Hello, my name is Alex Browne. I am 16 years old and I have been living in Galway my entire life. I originally lived in Corrach Buí, but then I moved to Manusflynn in the country when I was around five. I do not remember much about Corrach Buí because I was so young and it was such a long time ago. The one thing I do remember is the colourful neighbours I had while living in Corrach Buí. They all had very unique personalities that made them all stick out, a quite common character trait for Galway people. Manusflynn, where I currently live is just as lovely as Corrach Buí, it is quite a small area next to Charlistrane and Headford. It is home to a few farmers, and all though I myself am not a farmer, this did not stop the farmers from greeting me with hospitality when I first moved in, this is a prime example of the caring people that reside in Galway.

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People of the Tribes: Meet Helen.

Tue, Mar 19, 2019

Hi Helen, here from the Banner County. My Grandfather came from Patch, Glenmaddy so I have a big connection with Galway. This year I’m celebrating 10 years in this friendly and most charming City waxing the men and women of the West in my Salon ‘Elure Beauty’ on the Docks. Having graduated from RTC Galway as a Chef I worked in Kirwans Lane Restaurant which I thoroughly enjoyed. This really spurred on my love for gastronomy for which Galway is now famed for and makes living in the city a delight. After spending a few years travelling I changed my career to Beauty Therapy. Having qualified in Beauty Therapy I returned to Australia to specialise in waxing. To my delight I came second in Image Magazine ‘Best Hair Removal’ category soon after opening in Galway. I fell in love with the buskers, friendliness, food and craic of Galway City. I love every day here especially the stories and laughs I share with my clients. Being on the Wild Atlantic Way just tops off this unique City. No greater place on Earth. I am so proud of my Galway heritage and being associated with the City of the Tribes. Gallimh Abu

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