Around Galway City Salthill
Galway city Information
Galway city is known throughout the world for its love of the arts, the Irish language and its avant-garde culture! Situated at the mouth of Galway Bay, this lively city is constantly growing and is a popular tourist destination for many.
Take time to explore the cities many relics of its medieval past. It has changed considerably over the last number of years and features a fascinating combination of new architecture mingled with the old. The centre of the city is conveniently compact enough to ramble around comfortably allowing you go from shop to shop effortlessly.
Galway always has a buzz of excitement surrounding it. This could be from its eclectic mix of inhabitants to the colourful street entertainment – you couldn’t possibly just pinpoint one element that describes this buzz of what we in Ireland call the ‘City of Tribes’.
In Eyre Square you can avail of some fabulous shopping along with seeing the famous statue of Padraig O Conaire, a famous Irish language writer. Standing on the banks of the River Corrib is University College Galway, an architectural masterpiece that lies just 10 minutes walk away from the city centre. Another site to behold is the infamous Spanish Arch, which can be found on the left bank of the Corrib, where Galway's river meets the sea.
Galway is the birthplace of the world famous Claddagh ring, a souvenir many bring home, just to keep a little piece of Galway with them always. Claddagh is a small village just outside of the city. If you want to get away from the city why not take a trip here or to the nearby seaside resort of Salthill? Always a hotspot with holiday makers to Galway city!
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