Travel Guide

Galway

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There’s no better place to start your journey into Ireland’s West than Galway City, the thriving cultural center on Galway Bay where Ireland’s heartbeat pulsates. Galway is known as many things: the Venice of the West, the capital of the ancient province of Connacht, the tourist gateway to the West’s natural attractions, the Aran Islands, the Burren and Connemara. Whatever you call it few can deny Galway’s irresistible appeal.

Galway is now the 3rd largest city in Ireland and, for several years over the last decade has been deemed as Europe’s fastest growing city. Galway has developed itself into a thriving centre for commerce and culture. Its cosmopolitan side is shown in its pantheon of festivals from Jazz, horseracing to Oysters. But it still manages to retain its old world charm, providing visitors with a welcome respite from the push and shove of urban Dublin.

With its labyrinth of winding medieval streets and its vibrant, buzzing street life, wealth of heritage and arts, Galway city is a rambler’s paradise. In fact it is difficult to know where to start, as Galway tends to lead the traveler and no map can prepare you for what you might find around the corner. Here is a list of sights all found in and around the city centre. We bid you a warm welcome on your tour!

Travel Guide- Galway
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