Tuesday, 8 September, 2015
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Are you a former Galway resident reading this from your adopted home abroad? Or do you have a friend or family member from Galway who is now living and working overseas? If so, Dúchas na Gailllimhe – Galway Civic Trust is interested in hearing your story. 

The Galway based heritage organisation is launching a new initiative entitled ‘The Galway Tribal Diaspora Project’ which aims to collect and record the stories of former Galway residents  who have gone on to continue their life story beyond Irish shores.

Project co-ordinator Michael Quinn explains the concept behind the initiative, ‘the Galway Tribal Diaspora Project seeks to compile pen-portraits of people who previously lived in Galway but have who have moved away from Ireland in order to establish new lives, careers or opportunities. For centuries Galway people have emigrated to locations all around the world for a variety of reasons and for many of those their personal stories have been lost. This exciting new venture gives us the opportunity to redress that by connecting with our diaspora and recording their unique stories and experiences.’ 

Michael says the project will form the basis of an on-line exhibition and will hopefully chart and celebrate the broad range of global locations in which the Galway diaspora live and work, ‘from Beijing to Buenos Aires, we want ex-Galway residents from all walks of life to contact us from wherever they are in the world and share their stories with us for the benefit of present and future generations’. 

If you or anyone you know anyone fits the Tribal Diaspora bill, please contact The Galway Tribal Diaspora Project at :



Email: diaspora@galwaycivictrust.ie

You can also contact project co-ordinator Michael Quinn on

+ 353 91 564946 / 0876466625