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Dr Arthur Colahan

Arthur Nicholas Whistler Colahan (12 August 1884 – 15 September 1952) was an Irish doctor, British Army officer and songwriter.

His most famous work is “Galway Bay”, which, popularised by Bing Crosby, was the biggest selling record of all time at one stage. Theories abound as to where the song was written or where it was first heard. Some say it was in the home of Dr Morris at 1 Montpelier Terrace, while others believe it was in The Vicars Croft on Taylor’s Hill, from where one could see Galway Bay.

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Songs by Dr Arthur Colahan