The cultured city of Galway is situated on the picturesque eastern coast of Ireland. It is traditionally known as the city of the tribes due to the social and cultural dominance of fourteen merchant families from the 13th to the 16th centuries. However, this modern city boasts a variety of fine drinking establishments, trendy cafes and live music venues to suit all tastes. You should take the opportunity to book city accommodation available from a range of serviced apartments and discover the many charms of Galway.
You may be interested to hear that Galway has a thriving cultural scene. Buskers can be found playing traditional Irish tunes on many of the major streets. It's also worth perusing the great works of literature in the traditional book shops. You might even be tempted to schedule your Galway holiday to coincide with the international arts festival. This major cultural event is held in mid-July as a showcase for a variety of talented musicians, artists and dramatic performers.
There are a variety of popular attractions along the stunning coastline of Galway. Those of you visiting during the summer months may enjoy glorious views from the Salthill Promenade. You might even experience the exhilaration of a mid-day dive into the Atlantic. Or perhaps you'd prefer to view the diversity of marine life in the Galway Atlantiquaria. The knowledgeable staff will be happy to tell you about the giant crabs, flounders and rays.
Those of you with a passion for sports will be spoilt for choice in Galway. You can watch exciting greyhound races and rugby matches at the impressive Galway sports ground. It's also possible to catch Gaelic football and hurling matches at the Pearse Stadium. Alternatively you may enjoy one of the traditional Irish shows at the local theatre.
You will undoubtedly be keen to try some of the locally sourced cuisine during holidays in Galway. Thankfully there are a good range of restaurants serving everything from succulent seafood to tasty T-bone steak and vegetarian Irish stew. You might even like to round the evening off with a pint or two of Guinness at one of the inner city drinking venues.
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