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Two brothers, then two brothers at Fallons

Wednesday, 31st October, 2018 12:18pm

Story by Siobhan Holliman
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Two brothers, then two brothers at Fallons

John Fallon and his uncle Paddy with Enda Maher and Martina O'Neill.

Two brothers, then two brothers at Fallons

John Fallon and his uncle Paddy with Enda Maher and Martina O'Neill.

FOES on the football field were very often friends in business over the decades for one of Tuam’s longest-running family businesses.

The Fallon name is synonymous with football and with menswear in Tuam and the family’s love for and skill at both has led to a happy, if at times challenging, 60 years.

Sitting in a velvet chair, facing walls lined with colourful ties, tailored suits and shirts of all colours and sizes is something that Paddy Fallon doesn’t do that often now. But choosing a cut or style of trousers, jacket or shirt for any size or shape of a man still comes naturally to him.

 Paddy and his late brother Seán took the brave step of opening their own menswear shop on Shop Street in Tuam in 1958. “It was either emigrate or go and do something for yourself,” recalls Paddy.

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