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Stories from the Worldwide Galway Tribe

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Sue Robinson (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)

I grew up in Old Mervue and attended The Bish secondary school. After leaving cert I continued my ...
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Chris O’Connor (Moyculllen 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 (Gort to Bristol, England)

Niamh grew up in Gort and went to secondary school in Spiddal and Galway City. In 1998 she ...
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Patrick J. Conneely (Long Walk, Galway City to 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 (Gort 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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Tom Higgins (Shantalla, Galway City to Penticton, Canada)

Events conspired so that Tom Higgins did not settle in his original destination upon arriving in Canada in ...
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Colm Mc Loughlin (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, nee Shannon (Corrib Park, Galway City to Milton Keynes, England)

Seeking adventure and a full time job, Sandra Nesbitt, nee 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 nee Coghlan, (College Road, Galway City to Broadstairs, England)

Although Annie Watson nee 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)

Galway is in my blood. I was born in Liverpool, but we all moved over to Galway when ...
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