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Galway Walking Tours - My Favourite Quote;  "I bring to you today the greetings of the people of Galway, New York; Dublin, New Hampshire; the people of Killarney, West Virginia; Kilkenny, Minnesota; the people of Limerick, Maine; and the people of Shamrock, Texas."  JFK's speech in Galway, June 1963

 

Harbour pier Galway 1880's

Many piers and harbours were built or renovated during the Famine as Famine relief works. labourers were paid a shilling a day, and most could still not afford even basic foodstuffs like corn, maise or Indian meal. there were no potatoes, as the blight killed off the crop for 7 years