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Galway

We are situated in the heart of Galway on the west coast of Ireland.
 
Galway is Ireland's third largest city and claims to be the fasting growing city in Western Europe. It is a fine fishing location with the river Corrib, Lough Corrib and, of course, Galway Bay close at hand. Nearby Salthill has one of the finest beaches in Ireland and is a very popular resort.

Our home is surrounded by the Connemara landscape to the north, the River Shannon to the east, the hills of Clare to the south and the world famous Galway Bay and Aran Islands to the west, all of which are famous in our songs and stories.

Galway is a thriving centre for theatre, music and culture and annual events including the Galway Arts Festival, the famous Galway Races in July and the International Oyster Festivals in September.

What to Do & See

Known as the City of the Tribes, Galway is one of the fastest growing cities in Europe. This medieval city is an experience to be savoured and remembered.
 
Accommodation
 
Galway has a large selection of accommodation from which to choose.  From top-class hotels with full conference and leisure facilities to friendly guesthouses. The variety of self-catering homes, hostels, caravan or camping sites are certain to meet every taste and cater for every need.

Lonley Planet Guide 2012 has selected Kinlay Galway as their "Top Choice" for Accommodation in Galway. Primely positioned on the corner of Eyre Square, this budget accommodation provider is setting a new level of comfort in the hospitality sector. Hotel quality with hostel prices! www.kinlaygalway.ie
 
Eating Out/Shopping
 
Caf├ęs, restaurants and good pubs line the streets of Galway's city centre. Whether you enjoy the simple pleasure of fresh chowder and homemade brown bread or haute cuisine, your taste buds will be satisfied in Galway. As you walk through the picturesque lanes of the city centre, you will discover many shopping locations. From local crafts to international brand labels, the selection on Galway's shelves is truly impressive.
 
Tours
 
A wonderful way to see some of our breathtaking scenery and rugged landscape is to take a sightseeing tour. Once again a wide selection is offered, from day tours to Connemara, the Burren and the Cliffs of Moher to weekend trips to the Aran Islands. You can find out more information about these tours at our Citylink office in the city centre.
 
Outdoor Activities
 
Galway offers visitors the highest quality golf courses where a friendly and welcoming atmosphere is always assured. Golf courses in this region include: Salthill, Connemara, Athenry, Tuam and the Galway Bay Golf and Country Club.

Angling is also popular in Galway because of its many scenic lakes and rivers.

Moreover, you will find many walkways throughout the county. A visit to Salthill, one of Ireland's nicest beaches, will certainly add to your visit. Here you can go for a swim or take a leisurely stroll along the promenade.
 
Nightlife

Galway is the heart of traditional music which can be heard nightly in various venues throughout the city.
 
For more information about Galway and the surrounding area, click on Galway Tourism.