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About Galway

About Galway

Why Go on a Tour of Galway

Look no more for your upcoming destination! Galway, located in the western part of Ireland, is a great place to start your tour around Ireland. The city, set on the banks of the River Corrib, is renowned for its vibrant cultural scene with multiple festivals and events taking place each year (thus it is no surprise that it was chosen as one of the European Capitals of Culture in 2020).

The ever-present bohemian atmosphere follows you through the streets while strolling along the brightly painted pubs. However, walking is not enough, you have to actually step foot into one and sample the local production, such as the Galway Hooker craft beer.

The traditions of the oldest existing brewery in Connacht province and the vibe of one of the liveliest pub scenes in entire Ireland is what makes it a memorable experience. If you want to dive even deeper into the history and traditions of the city, the Galway City Museum is the easiest and possibly the most efficient way to do it.

If you are visiting during the weekend, good for you! In that case, make sure to visit the Farmers Market in Church Lane, right by the St Nicholas’ Medieval Church, to try out some delicacies specific to the island. Just a couple of minutes away stands the medieval part of the city that should also be included in your Galway itinerary.

The ancient walls were actually incorporated into a modern shopping centre at the Eyre Square, but the remnants and the cobbled streets will take you back in time a few centuries for sure. There are many more sites to see during Galway travel, including the Spanish Arch, Brown's Doorway or Quincentennial Fountain, but another great idea might be a day tour.

As a matter of fact, a trip to the Cliffs of Moher is one of the best options for that. The picturesque views of the coastline will leave you breathless, and, in addition to that, you can enjoy a short ferry ride along the cliffs starting from the Doolin Pier while on site. Actions speak louder than words; therefore, since it is impossible to describe this diverse city of culture and the beauty of Ireland's nature to the fullest, you simply have to come and explore it yourself!

Top 3 Things to Do in Galway

  • Get impressed by the majestic Galway Cathedral
  • Enjoy the outstanding city's ensemble and its bohemian atmosphere
  • Take a pictiresqie trip to the stunning Cliffs of Moher
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