Experience the Magic of Galway, Ireland
Situated on the west coast, Galway is surrounded by water, with Galway Bay on the south end, and River Corrib diving the town centre.
Being the fourth largest city in the Republic of Ireland, Galway has plenty of things to do, from art galleries, historic landmarks and museums, to fantastic shopping and dining.
Looking for Lodging in Galway
Galway offers a wide range of places to stay, from charming B&Bs to luxury hotels. There are a number of upscale establishments in the city centre that offer a great location, premium amenities, and elegant rooms.
Travellers looking for a more authentic lodging experience in Ireland may opt for a bed and breakfast. Many of the BnBs are run by locals and can be a good option if you’re looking to save money.
Summer Through Fall are the Most Popular Times to Visit Galway
Tourism peaks between July and October, although June has the most sunny days on average. Galway weather, like in most of the U.K., is generally mild throughout the year, but July is considered the warmest month, and January is the coldest. Many travellers may also want to take advantage of the warmest water temperature during August, given the city’s harbour-side location.
Peak tourism season is also a great time to visit because there is so much going on. One of the most popular annual events are the Galway Races, which is a week-long horse-racing festival in July. July is also the month of the Galway Arts Festival.
Galway Oyster Festival is a must for foodies and is always scheduled to run in September. It is a great way to taste local cuisine, given that most of the regional restaurant menus always feature a fish or seafood dish.
There’s plenty of things to do in the “City of the Tribes”
Whether you’re looking for a city escape or seeking to explore something different, Galway has something for everyone. There are many historic sites, such as the Dunguaire Castle, Spanish Arch, or St. Nicholas’ Collegiate Church that are a must-see. Galway City Museum is recommended for those looking to learn about local history.
The Galway Cathedral (also known as the Cathedral of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven and St Nicholas) is considered one of the largest and most impressive buildings in the city, despite only being built in the 1960s. It also houses a mosaic of John F. Kennedy.
For shopping, the area around Latin Quarter, including Eyre Square are the best choice, with Quay Street and Shop Street being some of the popular areas.
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