People of the Tribes: Meet Fred.

In association with McGettigans

I moved into Galway the same day the black Swan arrived. So it made sense the Swan was going to make more of an impact. I realized that been on the road most Thursday to Saturdays, Galway was a good place to rest my head and do nothing. The hairdresser on Abbey Gate told me that once you move here, you’d never leave. I now understand where he’s coming from. I really love Galway and I don’t want to leave it. I’ll miss its local town comfort and the craic with my housemates Mary and John. Taking both to The Cliffs of Moher in October, thinking this would help their cough. It was always great to have my Sister’s Family in Clarrinbridge to call over too.

I was warned that Galway was a Graveyard of ambition, but I didn’t see that for a second. There is any amount of gigs between Karl Spains Comedy Night every Tuesday in The Roisin Dubh or Johnny Grahams Smallest Comedy Club upstairs in The Dew Drop. I even managed to perform my Edinburgh Preview in aid of Galway’s Pieta House, in the Ruby Room, Kings Head.

On the Today FM Show I said jokingly; “Moving from Galway to London is like moving from a Retirement Home to a Rave”. I didn’t mean this for a second. What I’ll take with me from Galway is good Head Space. I took a meditation class with my Neighbor Evelyn, at St Bridgits Gardens in Roscahill. I soon realized that I'd no problem emptying my head and finding Zen. The less I did, the better I became at it. I’m looking forward to coming back to Galway. Until then, maybe the Black Swan has moved to London too.

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