GALWAY is the capital of the West of Ireland, a thriving modern University City, situated on the banks of the River Corrib. A uniquely cosmopolitan city with something for everyone, it attracts thousands of visitors each year.
Our extensive accommodation section can assist you in finding somewhere to stay.
During your visit to Galway you can join in the unique atmosphere and delight in its festivals, music, theatre, restaurants, pubs and most of all, its friendly people.
Despite Galways growth in recent years, it still manages to retain much of its old world Medieval charm with pedestrianised streets and narrow laneways.
Galway's 20,000 students contribute to the city's youthful energy during the Autumn, Winter & Spring and this vibrancy is maintained in the summer by the city’s numerous festivals.
Historically Galway had important trade links with continental Europe and Spain in particular. The busy port area once saw large sailing ships bound for the Americas - Christopher Columbus was one of its first European tourists. Today Galway is a centre for the high-tech and medical industries.
Galway is located on the Atlantic coast and acts as a gateway to the Irish speaking Gaeltacht. It is an ideal base from which to explore the nearby rugged landscapes of Connemara, The Burren and The Aran Islands.
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