Guide to Galway City

Guide to Galway City
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Galway it without a doubt my favourite city in Ireland. While I grew up in Limerick, I am very partial to Cork and now live in Dublin, Galway will always remain my number one, and is even one of my favourites not just in Ireland, but in the world.

There are a thousand and one reasons why Galway is so inviting, from its quaint cobbled streets to its enthusiastic, friendly people. Galway City has such a vibrant night life that can top of a perfect day spent wandering around its streets. I would find it hard to tell you a list of things to do, places to eat and where to rest your head so this will be more of a walk through of the cities finest points.

Shop Street is pretty much unavoidable! And although you would think that the clue is in the name, I frequented this street more for it’s pubs than it’s places to shop! Pubs like The King’s Head, The Quay’s, Taffe’s and The Front Door are some of my favourite places to go on this street and are almost guaranteed to have a good crowd in them come nighttime! My favourite would have to be The Quay’s where they host live music every night – the atmosphere is just always amazing in here! There are an abundance up pubs all throughout the street though so there is no need to limit yourself to these few.

Photo by Marcus Meissner

Eyre Square is home to some of the most alternative people in Galway. On a sunny day you’ll find this little green in the city packed with people and in Christmas it is converted into ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Guide to Galway City
Guide Location: Ireland » Galway
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Shop Street   Eyre Square   Spanish Arch   Supermac’s   McDonaghs   Quay Street Kitchen  
Author: Emily Culhane
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