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Galway Travel Guide: 532 reviews and 1,018 photos

Second part of my trip to Ireland was on Galway and around it. I walked through its narrows and beautiful street, visited the cathedral, the university, St Nicholas Church and i spent a very good evening on The King´s Head pub. Around Galway there´s many places to visit. The three more important are, The Aran Island, Kylemore Abbey on Connemara and The Cliffs of Moher and Burren.

Galway City is one of the fastest growing cities in Europe and, with a population of approx. 65,000, it has become the third city in the Republic of Ireland after Dublin and Cork. It began as a small fishing village centred around the estuary of the River Corrib, a river traditionally called Abhainn na Gaillimhe (The Galway River) after Galvia, a mythological princess said to have drowned in its waters.

  • Last visit to Galway: Nov 2005
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • slothtraveller's Profile Photo
    Jun 16, 2011 at 3:40 AM

    Nice Galway page, Lina. I absolutely love that city and always enjoy reading about it on VT!

  • Aug 28, 2008 at 4:09 AM

    how to get there with the bus?

  • Hopkid's Profile Photo
    Mar 21, 2007 at 4:31 PM

    Nice tips on Galway, Lina. I haven't made a page for my Ireland trip yet because I need to scan my photos. It was before I had a digital camera!

  • VeronicaG's Profile Photo
    Mar 16, 2007 at 1:36 PM

    Galway offers some nice sights--to think Columbus worshipped in St. Nicholas church is truly amazing. Dunguaire Castle would definitely be on my list of "must sees"for its history and its location overlooking Galway Bay...regards from Texas!

  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    Nov 12, 2006 at 1:25 PM

    Nice page!

  • LoriPori's Profile Photo
    Jun 19, 2006 at 4:15 AM

    Very interesting page on Galway, Ireland, especially the Cathedral of Our Lady and Dunguaire Castle. Well done Lina. xxx Lori

  • magor65's Profile Photo
    May 4, 2006 at 12:48 PM

    I'm going to visit Galway in August and I found your tips very interesting and useful. Bth, thanks for birthday wishes.

  • RickinDutch's Profile Photo
    Jan 5, 2006 at 4:29 PM

    Great tips and photos of a great little town. Greetings from Alaska.

  • Dec 31, 2005 at 1:14 PM

    A great review of a great city.

  • RhineRoll's Profile Photo
    Dec 27, 2005 at 4:44 AM

    Beautiful pictures and descriptions of one of my favourite places!


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