I live in  Galway, Ireland  with my wife Mary, and our two sons, Paul Junior and Mark. And two felines, Max and Ollie, reside with us in our home in Galway City.  I retired in August 2007 having served as a lecturer, since May 1975, in the Department of Hotel & Catering Management, School of Hotel & Catering Studies at  Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology.

My leisure time is divided between several pastimes and pursuits.  I spend much of my time on "Arthur", my Broom Ocean 37cruiser.Whilst she is primarily used on the Inland Waterways of Ireland, mostly the Shannon Navigation, I particularly enjoy our annual summer coastal cruise when "Arthur" explores the south-west coastof Ireland.  And I am actively involved with the Cruising Club branch of the IWAI (Inland Waterways Association of of Ireland).

I am a great believer in the idea that memories fade over time and as a consequence I regularly use my cameras to record 'moments in time'. My PhotoGalleries can be found  here.

Bridge is another of my favourite pastimes and I play regularly at the Tribes Bridge Club which meets on Thursdays in the Galway Bridge Centre on St. Mary's Road.

And I have been a longtime fan of film-music and an avid collector of soundtracks of background scores for over 50 years.

Paul Scannell, Galway, IRELAND