Galway City and the Wild Atlantic Way
The historic ‘City of the Tribes’ dances to its own unique beat. There is certain chemistry and vibrancy to this friendly university city which many delight in, and few forget. Music, festivals, horse racing, pubs & restaurants, shops, theatres and the Galway people, combine to create an atmospheric medieval city of culture.
Renowned worldwide for its famous bay, its Claddagh ring and its use of the Irish language, Galway City is one of the fastest growing cities in Europe, with a population of over 80,000. Unique among Irish cities because of the strength of its Irish language, music, song and dancing traditions, Galway is often referred to as the ‘Bilingual Capital of Ireland’.
Galway’s narrow cobbled streets, stone walls, carved windows and doorways vie for position with modern shops, bars & restaurants, giving the city an interesting cosmopolitan ambience.
Summer is a brilliant time to visit Galway. The long summer days are perfect for a Galway City Walking Touror a Galway Food Tour before enjoying the grand stretch in the evenings in one of the local beer gardens, and the flora of Galway in full bloom adds an extra bit of character to the city. Summer is a great time for family walks and a perfect time for the whole tribe to explore the beautiful walking and hiking amenities that are right on The Galmont’s doorstep including Knockma Hill, Barna Woods and Merlin Woods.
Galway offers world-class golf courses, tennis courts, horse riding, fishing, sailing, cycling and walking routes so a summer of endless activities is what you can expect from our beloved county.