Galway City is the capital of the west and one of top destinations in Ireland for visiting tourists. This beautiful medieval city exudes culture and an incredibly welcoming laid back atmosphere. It has long been a place where budding playwrights, writers and musicians have ventured to draw inspiration while enjoying the bohemian vibes. There’s plenty to see and do in the city including a vast history, tourist attractions, festivals and a stunningly beautiful surrounding countryside.
The long history of Galway can be uncovered in the Galway City Museum where you’ll find a wide range of exhibitions focused on the entire history of the region as well as a family friendly exhibition about the Atlantic waters off Galway Bay. The streets of Galway are lined with visible history as you can see remains of the medieval walls, wander down narrow cobbled streets and visit the famous Spanish Arch which allowed countless trade ships into the city during medieval times. There’s a host of traditional Irish pubs where you’ll find friendly locals full of stories about the city as well as some of the best traditional music sessions in the country.
The outlying area of Connemara is home a beautiful landscape that features sprawling plains and stunning forests and lakes overlooked by majestic mountain ranges. There’s a multitude of historic attractions dotted across the region as well as a local population who are some of the last remaining native Irish speakers in Ireland.