Galway is a harbour city in the West of Ireland and is a very popular tourist destination for those visiting the country; it is a picturesque and lively city. Known as Irelands Cultural Heart, Galway is renowned for its vibrant lifestyle and numerous festivals, celebrations and events throughout the year. In 2004, there were three dance organisations, ten festival companies, two film organisations, two Irish language organisations, 23 musical organisations, twelve theatre companies, two visual arts groups, and four writers’ groups based in the city.
Fancy a flutter? The Galway Races is well worth a visit and a very popular and busy week in Galway City! The races take place during the last week in July. The Galway Arts Festival (also in July) is well worth a visit, as well as the Bulmers Comedy Festival that takes place in October The annual Christmas market, which takes place on Eyre Square is a must visit. This usually opens at the end of November and finishes just before Christmas. Here you will find delectable food, drink and plenty of unique Christmas Gift Ideas .
There are so many things for the holiday maker to enjoy in Galway City, here are a few ideas:
Visit the Galway Atlantaquaria – The kids will love this! Cruise along Lough Corrib on the Corrib Princess Leisure Land, Monkey Business or The Planet are 3 great places to take the kids (big and small) on those rainy days. Have an afternoon stroll around the Salthill Prom! Take a trip to Rinville Park in Oranmore (admission is free!) Take a day trip to Connemara. Hire the Coca Cola bikes (placed in various locations around the city) and explore Galway on two wheels! Book a Segway Adventure Tour!
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