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.
Autumn in Galway bursts into life with the colourful Galway International Arts Festival from the 28th August until 18th September, the Galway International Oyster Festival, 25th September and the hugely popular Galway Races on 6th & 7th September and again on 5th, 23rd, 24th & 25th October.
Autumn is a lovely time to visit Galway. The days are long enough to do a Galway City Walking Tour or a Galway Food Tour before darkness sets in, and the changing leaves add an extra bit of character to the city. Autumn is a great time for family walks and a perfect time for the whole tribe to go collecting leaves, acorns, pinecones and conkers. 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.