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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People of the Tribes : Meet Senan.

Mon, Apr 16, 2018

''I'm Senan O Connor, raised in Rhode Island, the smallest US state located on the coast a few hours north of New York. Son of a Galwegian father and an American mother. At 18 I began travelling around the states and parts of Europe selling my art as pen and ink postcards on the streets of various cities before settling in New Orleans in 2009. Last June I moved to Galway which held great memories for my parents. I wanted to see what it might be able to offer me and what I might be able to offer it. You can find me on Saturdays at the tiny trader's village, a new market at Aras na nGael on Dominick street''.

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People of the Tribes : Meet James Anthony Kelly.

Thu, Apr 12, 2018

''I'm James Anthony Kelly, a man of the roads. I grew up in North Kerry but I've been coming to Galway for the past 30 years, I went to university here, Michael D thought me before he became a politician, we are going back a bit now! I travel around the country playing festivals, writing poetry and I'm involved in Irish traditional music, oh I also have a lady friend who lives here so that's a draw too. I am putting the finishing touches on a play and I have been selling my novels for the past 25 years. Galway is great, its' one of the best spots in Ireland really, a fantastic place if you are involved in the arts or if you are a writer. There is a buzz about the city. I can't get enough of it!'' 

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People of The Tribes: Meet Tiago

Tue, Apr 03, 2018

Hi, My name is Tiago and I'm originally from Portugal. I moved over here 6 years ago and have never looked back. Galway is now my home! When you first move to a different country you have a preconceived idea of how hard life will be adapting to a new place but Galway has proved me wrong! This great city with its very accepting & friendly people have made all the challenges I faced over the last 6 years much more enjoyable and rewarding. After working in a few hotels in Galway, I am now managing McGettigans on Eyre Square. The hospitality industry has given me the opportunity to work with people from all walks of life and through this, I have made lifelong friends! Gaillimh Abú!

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People of The Tribes : Meet Fiona

Tue, Jan 02, 2018

Hi, I'm Fiona Concannon, a professional artist from Spiddal, Co. Galway. I have studied Fine Art Painting in 5 different art colleges - Limerick, Galway, Cork, Belfast and Dublin, and have always been drawn back to my home in Galway, I love everything about Galway - the landscape is stunning, the people are so warm and friendly, there are so many lovely places to eat and drink, you never know who you are going to bump into or what madness is about to take place!! I am proud and lucky to call Galway my home, as an artist, it is giving me endless inspiration and material to work from, it really is a very special place.

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People of The Tribes : Meet Kayla

Wed, Nov 22, 2017

Hi, I'm Kayla. I'm a singer originally from Connemara. My grandad was also a singer from the Claddagh. I have spent a few years away studying music and now I travel all over the country as a singer - Although nowhere so far is as nice as the city of the tribes. Well, joining Big Tom in Derry for Opry Dhoire on TG4 does come close enough! We are so blessed to have such friendly people and the best craic! Christmas in Galway is pure magic and it's my favourite time of year to be at home. I love singing at the Christmas market every year and it's a great time for family and friends to get together and enjoy the magical atmosphere the city has to offer. Whether its pints and a sing-song down in Monroes or a stroll through Quay street -There really is no place like home!

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