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Galway was bursting with pride this week as Boston Mayor Marty Walsh received a hero’s welcome during a visit to his ancestral home, which not only further strengthened cultural and economic ties between the two cities but also revealed many new found cousins.
We can take a lot from the life of Marty Walsh, the Mayor of Boston who comes here next month. Not alone is his story one of inspiration for so many Irish people who have had to travel far from home, but it is one of immense pride to the people of this county and especially Connemara that one of their own can do so well without sacrificing any of the moral fibre which has taken him thus far.
With his mother Mary looking on and his late father John present in spirit, Connemara pride went through the roof on Monday when Marty Walsh was sworn in as the first new mayor of Boston in over two decades.
James Michael Curley - four times mayor of Boston, twice elected to the House of Representatives, one term as Governor of Massachusetts, and two terms in jail, was the son of County Galway parents who emigrated as children to the US in the 1860s. The stories told about Curley are proverbially legion. Presidents Ronald Reagan and Jimmy Carter rarely let an Irish politician go without asking if they had any stories about James Michael Curley. (The one president who shunned anything to do with Curley, was president John F Kennedy. But more about that in a moment).
The victory of Boston mayor elect Marty Walsh, the son of Connemara emigrants, has been hailed a “great day for Galway” by local representatives who predict a strengthening of ties between the two cities and a much anticipated visit to the west by April next year.
ONE OF Ireland’s most popular singers, Michael English, will head the bill at a show in the Town Hall Theatre on Tuesday September 24.