Cultural Capital

Famous for its pubs, festivals and lively entertainment scene, Galway is celebrated as the youthful, fun-loving and cultural capital of the west of Ireland. Along with its festive atmosphere and bohemian diversity Galway is a regional centre for the Irish language and a vibrant university city frequented by artists, actors, writers and musicians alike. Students constitute almost 35% of the population (75,000) during the academic year while an influx of visiting tourists permeates the medieval city during the summer months.

 

Exploring the City

Described by Yeats as the Venice of the west, Galway city is beautifully located on the banks of the River Corrib as it flows on its short but rapid course from Lough Corrib in the north to Galway Bay in the south. The heart of the old city lies on the rivers east bank including the Medieval Latin Quarter and adjoining Eyre Square area. Situated on the west bank of the Corrib is the Claddagh Village, Catholic Cathedral and university campus while two miles further west of city centre is the popular seaside resort of Salthill.

Special Tours for Visiting Coach Groups to Galway

Galway’s Hidden Secrets

(Coming soon..)

Galway Walking Tours

Pub Tours and Experiences

Irish Pub Academy

We work in close affiliation with our sister company, Irish Pub Academy, to host a range of interactive and bespoke tours and experiences that focus on the history, culture and heritage of the Irish Pub.

Irish Pub Experience

Discover the intriguing story of the Irish Pub in an informative, humorous and highly entertaining way. Your pub ambassador will trace the evolution of the public house from ancient Celtic brewers and monastic merry monks to the modern craft beer revolution and global theme-pub phenomenon.

(Coming Soon)

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