People of the Tribes: Meet Malgosia, Wojtek & Blanka

Mon, Apr 01, 2019

“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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People of the Tribes: Meet Alex.

Mon, Mar 25, 2019

Hello, my name is Alex Browne. I am 16 years old and I have been living in Galway my entire life. I originally lived in Corrach Buí, but then I moved to Manusflynn in the country when I was around five. I do not remember much about Corrach Buí because I was so young and it was such a long time ago. The one thing I do remember is the colourful neighbours I had while living in Corrach Buí. They all had very unique personalities that made them all stick out, a quite common character trait for Galway people. Manusflynn, where I currently live is just as lovely as Corrach Buí, it is quite a small area next to Charlistrane and Headford. It is home to a few farmers, and all though I myself am not a farmer, this did not stop the farmers from greeting me with hospitality when I first moved in, this is a prime example of the caring people that reside in Galway.

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People of the Tribes: Meet Helen.

Tue, Mar 19, 2019

Hi Helen, here from the Banner County. My Grandfather came from Patch, Glenmaddy so I have a big connection with Galway. This year I’m celebrating 10 years in this friendly and most charming City waxing the men and women of the West in my Salon ‘Elure Beauty’ on the Docks. Having graduated from RTC Galway as a Chef I worked in Kirwans Lane Restaurant which I thoroughly enjoyed. This really spurred on my love for gastronomy for which Galway is now famed for and makes living in the city a delight. After spending a few years travelling I changed my career to Beauty Therapy. Having qualified in Beauty Therapy I returned to Australia to specialise in waxing. To my delight I came second in Image Magazine ‘Best Hair Removal’ category soon after opening in Galway. I fell in love with the buskers, friendliness, food and craic of Galway City. I love every day here especially the stories and laughs I share with my clients. Being on the Wild Atlantic Way just tops off this unique City. No greater place on Earth. I am so proud of my Galway heritage and being associated with the City of the Tribes. Gallimh Abu

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People of the Tribes: Meet Mitch.

Tue, Mar 12, 2019

I am a Galway lad through and through. Made the big move in from the parish (Moycullen) a few years ago. Now living in the heart of the city, I truly have fallen in love with this place once again. Most of all,I love the music scene full of quality Bands, DJ's and excellent comedy. With all the festivals and the gigs lined up for this summer, I can wait to see what Galway 20/20 brings. Hon the parish..

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People of the Tribes: Meet Teddy

Tue, Feb 26, 2019

I first came to Galway when I was five years old. I was visiting in the dead of winter on holiday from America. I was shocked immediately by the lack of snow and how green everything still was. Unfortunately, I don’t remember too much because I was five but I remember being enchanted by the lush green environment and the very visible history still present.

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People of the Tribes: Meet Lorcan.

Wed, Feb 13, 2019

My name is Lorcan Boulter. I'm a drummer and an artist from Athenry. My newfound passion in life is busking on Shop Street. For me, it has opened up a channel of communication to a community of the most talented, fascinating humans I have ever encountered, both in the musicians, I jam with and in the multitude of people, I meet on the street.

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People of the Tribes: Meet Ross.

Tue, Feb 05, 2019

"The dream is to travel the world and work as a freelance journalist. I have been lucky enough to visit some great places and have great experiences. But no matter where I go and for how long I go, I always come back to Galway. The city has this amazing ability to suck you back. After I have visited everywhere I want to see, I know I will come back to Galway."

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People of the Tribes: Meet Arif.

Tue, Jan 29, 2019

"I arrived in Galway from Bangladesh in 2003. I fell in love with the city straight away. More importantly, I fell in love with the culture and the integration between the different communities. Galway is an amazing place to call home and I really enjoy working in the retail sector. Seeing my friendly customers makes me smile every day."

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People of the Tribes: Meet Robin.

Tue, Jan 22, 2019

''Hi I'm Robin. I'm originally from the Netherlands. I'm a busker in Galway, Kilkenny, Sligo & Letterkenny. I'm travelling all over the country playing great Irish ballads. I'm a big fan of the Dubliners and I'm currently writing my own material....''

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People of the Tribes: Meet Stephen.

Tue, Dec 04, 2018

Hi am Stephen Deady from Renmore but now live in Moycullen. I am currently working in Anthony Ryans on Shop Street. I am also the Treasurer of the Rep of Ireland Soccer Supports Club Western Branch (RISSCW). Trying my best to help supporters to get to see their country play soccer. Galway is home and always will be. You can’t walk down shop street without bumping into someone you know. The nightlife is pure class. Tig Coílí’s is my favourite bar, without it, Galway wouldn’t be the same for me.

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People of the Tribes: Meet Jackson.

Tue, Dec 04, 2018

My Name is Jackson Rockley, 24 and Australian.

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People of the Tribes: Meet Ben.

Tue, Dec 04, 2018

Hi, my name is Ben Reid. I am an uilleann piper and a travelling musician. Originally I'm from Canada, but since attending the University of Limerick six years ago, I've been travelling and playing trad music on the streets and in the pubs in France, Ireland, Australia, the US, and Canada. This year I decided to finally settle in Galway. I love the vibrant music scene here as well as the incredibly warm and welcoming people I've met while busking. I truly feel at home in this city and I'm grateful it has adopted me as well!

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People of the Tribes: Meet Nathan.

Fri, Nov 16, 2018

Born & Raised in Newcastle Galway, I am a through and through Galwegian. My Dad is originally from Shantalla and my Mum from Mervue.

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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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