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Sunday Times Rich List reveals Galways wealthiest people

The wealthiest people across Galway have been revealed in the Sunday Times Rich List for 2018.

Glenamaddy brothers Luke and Brian Comer top the list once again, with a combined wealth estimated at almost one billion euro.


According to the Sunday Times Rich List for 2018, Luke and Brian Comer now command a combined fortune of 909 million euro – a marginal increase of 3 million on last year.

Next is Abbeyknockmoy businessman Declan Ganley, who boasts a fortune worth an estimated 455 million euro – down 16 million this year.

The owners of Galway-based Smyths Toys – Anthony, Patrick, Thomas and Liam Smyth – are worth 207 million euro.

Galway-based engineering and property entrepreneur Padraic McHale, his wife Martina and his brother Martin control a combined wealth of 182 million.

While Galway man James Murphy, who sold his hair restoration product Viviscal last year for €150 million, is now worth an estimated 165 million euro.