People of the Tribes : Meet Owen.

Wed, Aug 16, 2017

My name is Owen, and I'm a luthier from Cork. Fun fact, a luthier is a person who builds and repairs stringed musical instruments. I live in Cork but come to Galway regularly to visit family and check out the music scene. You don't have to go to a gig to see world class music, it's right there on the streets with some of the best buskers I've ever seen. Galway is a place where the weird and wonderful collide to create something new and unique. In my opinion, the people of Galway aren't just those living here, everybody who passes through is part of what makes it Galway. The city automatically welcomes you and makes you a member of the Galway tribe. You don't have to be from here, or even live here to feel at home and accepted. No matter who you are or where you're from, Galway feels like home while you're in it. It has the quaint cosy homely feel of a small town, with the bustle and events and melting pot of a large city. There is always something to do, and it's easy to make friends with all of these events going on.

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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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People of the Tribes : Meet Eoin

Thu, Apr 20, 2017

''Im originally from Roscommon and have been living in Galway the last 5 years and i cant get enough of it. I've always had a soft spot in galway in my heart,its 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 Marguerite

Thu, Apr 13, 2017

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 Brian

Thu, Apr 13, 2017

"I graduated from NUIG in the middle of the recession in 2011 and was having no luck with jobs. I developed an anxiety disorder and just lost all confidence in myself, which has been a pretty common theme for the young Irish over the last couple of years, especially for guys. I was feeling lost and decided the only way I could change the route my life was taking, was to start running full sprint at every fear I had, to regain that confidence. After completing my Master's in UL, I was offered a job in Malaysia. The idea of moving to a country on the other side of the world, leaving the safety net of home and family behind was terrifying, so I ran at it. It was the best decision I ever made. I was given opportunities I would never have been afforded in Ireland. I was promoted to Research & Development Team Leader in my company within a year. I was nominated, quite embarrassingly, as CLEO's Most Eligible Bachelor in Malaysia, which I only agreed to because it scared me. Life was fun over there and I got comfortable, but in late 2015 one of my best friends died in a car crash in Kuala Lumpur and it threw me of-course again. The anxiety and depression came back in force and it made me question whether my job in the Oil & Gas industry was really what I wanted to do for the rest of my life, so I quit and began developing my own business and moved back to Ireland. I created a YouTube channel called “Real Engineering", where I teach the science and history behind engineering. I somehow managed to grow the channel into a legitimate business in just 6 months and now have 450,000 subscribers and average about 2 million views per month.”

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People of the Tribes : Meet Robin

Fri, Mar 24, 2017

''Hi I'm Robin. 

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People of the Tribes : Meet Sabrina

Fri, Mar 24, 2017

''My name is Sabrina

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People of the Tribes : Meet Eoghan

Fri, Mar 24, 2017

''I love the Galway people, along with a million other reasons, big and small. But rather than bore you with a long list of why, I'll just say this:

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People of the Tribes : Meet Adrian

Fri, Mar 24, 2017

''Galway is a great town for food and drink. My goal is to visit every restaurant and pub in city at least once.''

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People of the Tribes : Meet Malgosia, Wojtek & Blanka

Fri, Mar 24, 2017

“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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