Lots of nice houses between Oughterard, Moycullen and surrounding areas, Barna would be similar, real PD land, not at all like the rest of Conamara.Looking at the tallies another very strong performance from Noel Grealish in the Oranmore ward, at 35% his vote is actually up a few points on 2016. What's also very noticeable is his 43% vote share in Oughterard and big vote share in nearby villages like Killanin, Derryglinna and Callownamuck, which are completely out of sync with his modest vote share in Connemara as a whole. There are obviously a lot of people living in that area who travel to and from Claregalway and who have bought into Noel's passion concerning the Claregalway relief road!
Grealish vote and the old PD vote only converge to a degree. Bobby Molloy, while prominent across the constituency was particularly strong in the western half of the city (including what might be considered classic PD areas like Salthill and Taylor's Hill) and Connemara. Noel is strong in the east of the city and in that county section from Annaghdown down through Claregalway, Oranmore and down to Clarinbridge. He took 35% in that latter section up slightly from 31/32% in the last two elections. Noel has essentially taken the old Frank Fahey vote. He has around 10% consistently in the east of the city helped by the two (some say three) ex PD independent Cllrs there. In the west of the city Donal Lyons and the former Molloy machine haven't had the same effect.Lots of nice houses between Oughterard, Moycullen and surrounding areas, Barna would be similar, real PD land, not at all like the rest of Conamara.