People of the Tribes: Meet Matt

Tue, Oct 17, 2017

I had always wanted to come to the Galway but decided to do my undergrad in Belfast. When I made up my mind to do a masters, Galway was the only place on which my sights were set. As soon as I arrived, I knew that I was going to enjoy living in Galway. I loved it so much I didn't go home (Co Down) once during my first term. That was nearly four months (my parents were delighted with that). People make places and Galway has such a mix, it is hard for people not fit in due to the fact the people embrace everyone. The nightlife, the pubs, clubs, and grubs are probably the best in the whole country.

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People of the Tribes : Meet Alexandra.

Mon, Aug 28, 2017

I'm originally from Poland. I first came to Galway just to save money and go back after 1 year but I fell in love with the city. I'm now living in Galway nearly 11 years now with a beautiful 4-year-old boy. I worked in childcare for years and recently some friends of mine decided to set up a new business in the heart of Eyre Square. They asked me to join the team! A new adventure, it is very exciting and time to try something different. The owners Monika and Dan sent me to Kraków to study natural products which is great because I love everything to do with organic or natural food and cosmetics. Galway to me is a wonderful place. There is something here for everyone. Shop street on a good day or bad day is amazing because of all the music one can hear. Great restaurants and night life too!

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People of the Tribes : Meet Lisa

Mon, Jul 31, 2017

I'm from Galway, living in the Galway, working in the Galway, & loving Galway! I work in St. Anthony's & Claddagh Credit Union on Mainguard Street (I'm the face behind its social media) & each day you don't know what great things will be happening as you walk up town at lunch. There is always something to see!

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People of the Tribes : Meet Mal

Fri, Jul 14, 2017

I heart Galway ever since childhood trips from Athlone to Salthill. I love the Galway of creative makers, musicians, doers and get up off your arse and give it goers that make this silly special place so unique. Craic & Divilment productions was born out of a late night conversation that we couldn't let go, if we think an idea is good we will give it a lash and if it makes us laugh we will do it anyway. If there is a chance to collaborate with someone who promotes Galway even better.

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People of the Tribes : Meet Jody

Tue, Jul 11, 2017

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 a 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 Miriam

Mon, Jul 10, 2017

My name is Miriam, I'm 23 years young, a complete chatterbox and originally from Clare. I have just recently moved to Galway, somewhere I've always wanted to live since I was small. I'm fresh out of college where I was studying Events Management in Limerick and now I am apart of the Monroe's Team, working at sales and marketing, it doesn't feel like a job to me because it's endless fun around here! The big bad world isn't so bad at all.

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People of the Tribes : Meet Sheelagh

Mon, Jul 10, 2017

Hi, I'm Sheelagh Van Enk - Holland. It's kind of funny, my surname name is Holland and I managed to marry a Dutch man. I'm from Newcastle in Galway City. I've been working in retail for the last 12 years and about a year ago I decided to set up my own shop in Salthill and at the moment I'm in the process of moving my business into Galway City. Exciting times ahead! I love Galway because it has so much to offer, it has loads of culture, one is never bored, the city buzzes, it's a young city and there is something here for everybody!

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People of the Tribes : Meet Michael

Tue, Jul 04, 2017

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

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People of the Tribes : Colm & Caryl Mc Donagh

Tue, Jun 20, 2017

''I'm 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 a 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 Devaney

Fri, Jun 09, 2017

''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 Sinead

Wed, May 24, 2017

Born and raised Galway Girl, always loved the warmth of this beautiful city. I moved to London to further my career and skills as a hairstylist. Working in a High West End Salon also in fashion shoots and tv work.

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People of the Tribes : Meet Dayana

Fri, May 12, 2017

''My name is Dayana Maltese,I'm from Venezuela but living In Galway for the past 13 years and it has become my home. I am always learining and improving my Entrepreneur skills.  For 10 years I owed a Dry Cleaning Business in Renmore called The Laundry Lodge but  now I have moved on to set up Sabanero Cheese and with my partner. Making Venezuelan Cheese in Galway is great, we want to give back something good to Ireland.

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