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Stories from the Worldwide Galway Tribe

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Sue Robinson neé Kelly (Quay Lane, Galway City to Nottingham, England)

Although just three years of age when she left Galway, the City of the Tribes left an imprint ...
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Dave O’Donnell (Mervue, Galway City to San Francisco, USA)

Dave O’Donnell is known to a generation of Galway clubbers for his DJing in Galway’s famous Central Park ...
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Chris O’Connor (Moycullen to Frankfurt, Germany)

Chris O’Connor studied Property Economics at GMIT. In 2011, he moved to Frankfurt where he holds the position ...
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Niamh Spelman (Gort to Bristol, England)

Niamh Spelman grew up in Gort and went to secondary school in Spiddal and Galway City. In 1998, ...
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Patrick J. Conneely (Long Walk, Galway City to Massachusetts, USA)

Patrick J. Conneely was born in Galway City’s New Dock with salt water running in his veins. Hailing ...
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Caitriona Glynn (College Road, Galway City to Cardiff, Wales)

Now living in Cardiff, this former Galway City girl believes that her Jesuit education inspired her sense of ...
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Dr Mary Furey (Oranmore to Preston, England)

A life on the farm beckoned for Mary Furey until an unexpected death in her family altered that ...
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Danny Darcy (Mervue, Galway City to Tenerife, Spain)

Happily working as a musician in the sunny climes of Tenerife, Danny Darcy grew up in the Galway ...
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Colm McLoughlin (Ballinasloe to Dubai, UAE)

Born in Ballinasloe in 1943, Colm McLoughlin is one of Galway’s most high profile emigrants. Having moved from ...
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Sinead Clancy (Moycullen to Hollywood, USA)

Having honed her skills at the fledgling TG4 station and at Roger Corman’s studios in Connemara, Sinead Clancy ...
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Frances Fahy (Corrandulla to Calabria, Italy)

Galway’s diaspora, like all emigrants, find themselves in various locations for a variety of reasons... employment, adventure, travel. ...
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Trish Finn (Kilconnell to Dubai, UAE)

Trish Finn left Galway in 1984 for a life of travel and adventure, but has surprised herself by ...
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Grainne Keaney (St. Mary’s Road, Galway to Sydney, Australia)

Grainne Keaney was part of the flood of emigration from Ireland in the mid-1980s. Having worked in London ...
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Sandra Nesbitt neé Shannon (Corrib Park, Galway City to Milton Keynes, England)

Seeking adventure and a full time job, Sandra Nesbitt neé Shannon left Galway in 1988 to stay with ...
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Martin King (College Road, Galway City to Sydney, Australia)

Martin King’s story is an unusual one: raised in Galway city, he emigrated not only once, but twice. ...
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Annie Watson neé Coghlan (College Road, Galway City to Broadstairs, England)

Although Annie Watson neé Coghlan moved away from Galway at a young age, the City of the Tribes ...
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Bernice Cantwell (Dominick Street, Galway City to Liverpool, England)

Bernice Cantwell’s family left Galway for Liverpool in the seventies when she was just an infant. Although this ...
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Fergal Lenehan (Creagh, Ballinasloe to Leipzig, Germany)

Fergal Lenehan's interest in all things German was pricked during his secondary school years in Garbally College, Ballinsloe. ...
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Noel Faulkner (Salthill, Galway to London, England)

  Life in Galway I grew up in Salthill and had the sea for a garden. I used ...
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Josephine Molloy neé Cassidy (Water Lane, Galway City to Braintree, Massachusetts, USA)

My parents were both Irish emigrants to the USA, who met each other in Philadelphia. My Mom was ...
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Jeanne Rathbone neé Egan (Newcastle, Galway City to Battersea, London, England)

I was born Jeanne Egan in 1946, in Headford, the third of seven children, six girls and a ...
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Willliam Madden (Caherlistrane to Yonkers, New York, USA)

My father, Thomas Madden, from Ballinapark, Caherlistrane, County Galway married Catherine McCabe from Kiltyhugh, Ballinamore, County Leitrim in ...
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John Keane (Fairhill, Galway City to Cary, North Carolina, USA)

John Keane’s childhood memories of Galway are filled with innocent street games and joyous trips to watch the ...
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Sharon Crooks neé Mulrooney (Galway City to London, England)

Having left Galway for employment opportunities in the 1980, it took Sharon Mulrooney a number of years to ...
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David Raftery (Claregalway to Yamagata, Japan)

Prior to emigrating in 2004 I lived in Claregalway where I attended national school before heading on to ...
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