Galway People

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  • Aspects of Galway City and County

In this section we will look at some interesting people from Galway.

Did you know that the man responsible for the first law protecting animals from cruelty was a native of Galway?

Galway has many literary connections - and Coole Park near Gort attracted many of the greatest names in Irish literary history. Lady Augusta Gregory was the reason they came.

Having the largest Irish speaking district in Ireland it is no surprise that some of the best writers in the Irish language were born in Galway. We will learn about two of them here.