Galway is Ireland’s fourth largest city and is considered to be the cultural capital of Western Island with music, festivals, horse racing, pubs, restaurants, shops and theatres. Galway is an ancient city but its medieval streets and pubs throng with a young, vibrant and cosmopolitan population.
Galway also acts as a gateway to some of the most popular destinations on Ireland’s western seaboard, including the cliffs of Moher, the Aran Islands, Connemara and the Gaeltacht area.
The Galway countryside boasts pretty villages, traditional pubs, mountains, castles and stone walls, banks of turf, long sandy beaches, clear lakes, streams and flowing rivers.
Cruise Season – March – Nov
Currency – Pound Sterling (£)
Language – English & Irish
Land Area – 50.57 km²
Population – 109,000
Electricity – 2 vertical square pins and one perpendicular below British style
Time – GMT plus zero hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 44
Port Location – The harbour is within walking distance of the city.
Transport Links – National bus and rail both arrive at the same station, just east of Eyre Square on Station Road. CityLink buses arrive and depart from the Tourist Office, one block north of the bus station. Galway is served by Galway airport which offers domestic flights and Shannon International. It is about 1 1/2 hours in the bus to galway, but about an hour in a car.