Top ten facts about Galway – ‘Ireland's Cultural Heart’ - PHOTOS
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9. The most famous person born in Galway is the great Hollywood actor Peter O’Toole. Peter Seamus Lorcan O’Toole was born in Connemara in 1932.
Most famous for his role in the 1962 “Lawrence of Arabia” poor O’Toole hold the world record for Oscar nominations without actually winning. He’s now up to eight nominations.
10. The longest place name in Ireland is Muckanaghederdauhaulia a townland in the civil parish of Kilcummin, County Galway. In Irish its name is Muiceanach idir Dhá Sháile, meaning "piggery between two briny places".