We’re having the chats with #PeopleofGalway for the craic — messers and chancers, artists and tourists, buskers and shopkeepers, and any other unwitting victims we meet on the street.

#ThisIsGalway “Tony Hawk’s Pro Skateboarder 2 started me on skating. I didn’t have internet or dial-up, all I had was Tony Hawk, and I just got inspiration from that to skate. Like, do you remember the video you unlocked when you finished the game? I was living in the countryside in Westmeath and, at first, all I had was a sheet of plywood, that’s all I skated on. From that sheet of plywood, I started building half-pipes, and I built four half-pipes at my mother’s house. I didn’t really properly progress until I moved to Galway when I was 18, which is when I started properly skating and doing street stuff. Now I run the Galway Skateboard Association, and we’ve been doing events in Galway for the last 4 years.”
– Harry Bo, 30

Photo by Ciarán MacChoncarraige