Galway a bohemian city renowned for pubs and great traditional live music. Its cafes offer front row seats to street performers and weekend parties.
The city is vibrant and students make up a quarter of the population. Remnants of the medieval town walls can be seen. Shops sell Aran sweaters, hand crafted Claddagh Rings and a many of bookshops.
Shop Street is the epicentre with a dizzying array of shops, pubs, craft shops. Its bridges arch over the salmon-stuffed River Corrib. A long promenade leads to Salthill, a seaside suburb on Galway Bay. This is also the source of the area’s famous oysters. Galway often referred to as the most Irish of cities. You can sometimes hear Irish spoken in the streets.