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 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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People of the Tribes: Meet Paul.

Tue, May 08, 2018

Hi, I'm Paul David Murphy and I'm from Ballinrobe, County Mayo but and I live and work in Galway city centre. I've embraced the city with both hands since I moved here in 2009 and I love it. For the last number of years, I've been heavily involved in the Arts and Events scene and I've worked at almost every event and Festival in City. Last September I set up Tiny Traders Village, which is the new Saturday market on Dominick Street and I'm glad to say it's going really well. Aside from running this I also work freelance in the Events industry and in hospitality. I also am a semi-professional stand up comedian and I'm just back from a second UK tour with Internet sensations and fellow Galwegians Farmer Michael and Kathleen. I've been unofficially labelled the "busiest man in Galway" by some due to my involvement in "everything" around the town. I absolutely love Galway and I genuinely think its one of the best places to live in the World. Bring on the summer.

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People of the Tribes : Meet Andy.

Tue, May 08, 2018

Hi, my name is Andy Cavalleri. I'm an Italian by blood but Irish by heart. My parents moved here from Lake Como back in the mid 70's. We used to travel back to Italy for summer and winter holidays when we were younger, whereas now I try and get over at least once a year to catch up with family and friends. I've always had a keen interest in food and cakes from a young age, and as you do I tried all kinds of work before bouncing back to food and baking. I started trading in the Moycullen Country Market just over 4 years ago selling Spelt cakes at first and now I'm selling flourless cakes and raw vegan cakes too. It's exciting to find different methods in making cakes, I always try to make different cakes packed full of flavour.

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People of the Tribes : Meet Cian.

Fri, Apr 27, 2018

Hi, I'm Cian. I'm a 20-year-old singer-songwriter from Galway city and I've been busking for about three years. My songs are heavily lyrics-based, acoustic indie-folk. I've been studying poetry this year as part of my college course (Arts with Creative Writing) so that's kinda tied in with the songwriting...i.e. I've been able to write songs and call them poems. I'm mainly influenced by Irish singer-songwriters in the same genre - the likes of Damien Rice, Fionn Regan and Dermot Kennedy...anyone that writes nice folk-y, story songs. I'll be busking and gigging around Galway all summer and although I've got a decent body of songs written, I'm picky enough to have not put any of them online yet...I'll be throwing some videos up online in the next few months but I'm not sure exactly when I'll be recording and releasing them properly yet.

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