People of the Tribes: Meet Isla.

Fri, Sep 21, 2018

Hello, my name is Isla Mhic Dhonnacha. I was born in Isla Mujeres, Mexico and I am thriving in Connemara. I am a finalist in Miss Bikini Ireland and this is my story.

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People of the Tribes: Meet Paschal.

Wed, Sep 05, 2018

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 Ann.

Fri, Aug 31, 2018

'My name is Ann and I am an Estonian who has been in Ireland since 2007, but in Galway from 2009. I am a single mum of two who runs a small business called Galway Designers Studio House in The Cornstore.

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People of the Tribes: Meet James.

Wed, Aug 29, 2018

'Hi, I'm James Gallagher. I'm originally from Donegal but living in Galway for the last 9 or 10 years. I'm a busker and I sing folk ballads in bars and venues all over the country, basically anywhere that will listen to me really! Galway...I love the easy-going ways of the city, Galway is the most welcoming and long may that last! They are very open to all walks of life and all kinds of people, say hello - James Gallagher Music'.

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People of the Tribes: Meet Kaisa

Wed, Aug 29, 2018

I’m Kaisa Holsting, a fearless 32-year-old blue haired multipotentialite who dabbles in a variety of different creative fields such as graphic design, jewellery design, rock’n’rollin’ on stage, modelling on catwalks and magazine spreads and painting and playing with yarn when there’s still some free time left. I actually don't even like that question, because it's almost impossible for me to sum myself up in just a few words.

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People of the Tribes: Meet Bernie Veronica.

Tue, Aug 21, 2018

'My name is Bernie Veronica Connolly and I am a dance and fitness instructor. I grew up in County Galway in a place called Ros A Mhil in the heart of the Connemara Gaeltacht.

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People of The Tribes: Meet Sharon.

Tue, Aug 21, 2018

My name is Sharon Nolan, I’m originally from Roscommon but I’ve been living in Galway city for almost 10 years by now.

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People of the Tribes: Meet Morgan.

Wed, Aug 15, 2018

Hi, I'm Morgan O Callaghan. I am a born and bred Galwegian, a happy one at that. I'm a transport enthusiast and I've been interested in the Bus and coach industry for as long as I can remember. Ever since I was a young boy I can always remember being fascinated by the bus and coach industry. My obsession as some people would call it, lead to me knowing every driver working for a bus company in Galway. It's only in the last few years I've realised where my passion and love for this industry was taking me. I always wanted to be physically involved in the ''ins and the outs'' of this industry which didn't go down well with ex-girlfriends, who thought I was a freak!

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People of the Tribes: Meet John.

Mon, Aug 13, 2018

My name's John Martin Tierney and I come from Moycullen, so I'm a Galway native. Where I live is so close to the city that I can consider myself being from the shticks and the city at the same time.

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People of the Tribes: Meet Leanne.

Tue, Aug 07, 2018

My name is Leanne Coyle, I'm 22 years old. I'm a photographer and before Christmas, decided I wanted to start a project that would be of meaning. I've spent so long taking pictures that carried little or no meaning, I decided it was time to change that.

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People of the Tribes: Meet Monica.

Tue, Jul 24, 2018

I have great memories of the GIAF since I was born in Prospect Hill and could walk to all the events. One of the highlights for me was the Macnas parade, and also for my children. I have volunteered for many organisations over the years, Enable Ireland, GRCC, Galway Hospice, and Galway Simon. I work in the James Hardiman library in Nuig, and because I only work the semesters, I am privileged to have the time to volunteer.

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People of the Tribes: Meet Michele

Fri, Jun 22, 2018

I moved from England back in 1997 with my family and now live here with my husband Kieran (a Galway man!)

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People of the Tribes: Meet Niall.

Thu, Jun 14, 2018

Hi, I'm Niall and Galway has been my new home since 2015 when I moved here to study English and Psychology at NUIG. After finishing my Leaving Cert at home in Sligo, I spent a year in New Zealand to complete a plastering apprenticeship (which is why I moved back home to study - manual labour in this slender frame? Nope!)

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People of the Tribes: Meet Cian.

Thu, Jun 07, 2018

Hi, my name is Cian Waters. I'm from Craughwell Co. Galway. I like hanging out with my friends and playing soccer on the local astroturf. I really love Galway, it's a nice place to live, very safe, the people are extremely nice. It's also a very cheap place to live compared to Dublin which is a bonus. I'm here on the N59 selling Strawberries and planning on going to Formentera, Spain later in the summer.

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People of the Tribes: Meet David.

Tue, May 29, 2018

Hi, my is David Walsh. I'm from Limerick originally and as much as I love my city, I have made friends here and settled in beautiful Galway two years ago. I have fond memories of Galway as a kid and knew in my heart I would live here someday. It's full of culture and art and it supports entertainers, one of the many reasons why I chose Galway. I have been practising magic since 1993 and my passion is stronger than ever for the craft that has given me so much, I'm now 38 and I'm still a student of magic. I perform on the street with a table but sometimes without to give me more freedom to approach people David Blaine style. The street is the purest arena to perform in, it's raw, challenging and very honest as your not hired to be there. You must showcase your skills and let them decide who to glorify. Tipping the hat or liking my facebook page, it's all accepted with a smile. I get on all well with the other buskers and feel since race week last year I have definitely made a name for myself on shop street. Magic is a performance art and it's something I'm passionate about and to have the opportunity to make someone's day for me that's a gift that simply has to be shared. Magic has huge popularity in the last few years from TV specials to Britain's Got Talent and behind. Magic is in everyone's hearts and I'm just pulling the strings sometimes. My legacy is simply that I strived to be the best magician I could and my audience enjoyed the experience. I will always be a street performer and I will have love for Galway City.

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People of the Tribes: Meet Carly.

Mon, May 28, 2018

Hi, my name is Carly Zimmerman, and I’m from the U.S. where I made my home in New Orleans. I work as the Volunteer Manager at Galway International Arts Festival, and this will be my third Festival season in Galway.

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People of the Tribes: Meet Kieran.

Mon, May 21, 2018

Hi, my name is Kieran O Malley, I’m from a beautiful part of Mayo called Bonniconlon, located in the foothills of the Ox mountains, close to Ballina. I moved to Galway in 2000 when I came here to study marketing in GMIT and spent seven incredibly happy years in the place, during which time I had the honour of being Student Union President amongst other roles. I currently work as part of the digital marketing team for the Connacht Hospitality team, which includes An Pucan, 1520, Hyde Bar, The Connacht Hotel, The Forster Court Hotel, the Residence Hotel and Active 24 Fitness. Outside work I enjoy soccer and blogging, my blog The Galway Player has helped to develop a greater understanding and appreciation of this amazing city and its people. The business community of Galway have been unbelievably supportive of my blog and I endeavour to return the favour whenever possible through my social media channels. My favourite thing about Galway is definitely the people and my favourite place is the Prom in Salthill where I can be found most free evenings.

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People of the Tribes: Meet Patrick.

Tue, May 15, 2018

Hi, I'm Patrick. I moved to Galway in '95 after living in London for five years, where I went to college and met now my wife. We then decided to go to America in '96, lived there for twenty years running our own businesses and we always longed to come back to Ireland. The ideal place to settle was Galway (my wife is also from Athenry). As I owned restaurants I knew I wanted to be involved with food, so I came across a fire engine in Portlaoise and I said ''Why don't I use this as a catering food truck?''

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