Galway city is a fantastic destination whether you’re on a family holiday, romantic weekend, city break or touring Ireland. It’s got something for everyone whether you prefer the vibrant city centre or laid back Salthill. Galway has been chosen as one of the top 100 destinations to visit in a recent poll by Trip Advisor so come and see it for yourself…
The first port of call for many visitors to Galway is Galway city. It’s the third largest city in the Republic of Ireland and has a superb location at the mouth of the River Corrib at the edge of Galway Bay.
The city is very lively and young, but also very historic and charming. It’s famous for its buzzing nightlife, shopping, friendly people, it’s annual Oyster Festival and the Galway Races. The city is easily explored on foot, so as you stroll around look out for attractions like Eyre Square, the Spanish Arch, the City Museum (next to Spanish Arch), the Nora Barnacle Museum, Lynch’s Castle, the Salmon Weir Bridge and other notable buildings like the cathedral, the court house and town hall.
Just at the edge of the city is where you’ll find the seaside resort of Salthill with it’s beautiful sandy beach and its famous 2km long promenade, known locally as ‘the prom’.
Galway city is a superb base to explore the rest of Galway like Connemara and the Aran Islands. There’s plenty of accommodation here – check out our hotels in Galway city centre Ireland.
Have you been to Galway city? We would love to hear what you thought of it? Any stories, comments, advice welcome.