Galway Pocket Guide

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Considered by many to be the Cultural Capital of Ireland, Galway is the place to visit to experience Irish culture at its best. The city is on the verge of the 'Gaeltacht' region, where Irish is the language of choice amongst locals, and here you'll find the Ireland you know from the postcards. Then in its pubs you can listen to traditional Irish musicians playing their 'bodhrans' and other traditional Irish instruments. It is Ireland's most vibrant city, and this is only added to by the constant flow of festivals taking place throughout the year.

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In The Guide

  • Cheap Eats Find out what restaurants are best value for money and what are the local specialties.
  • Don't Miss A list of the best local attractions and places worth visiting whilst in Galway.
  • Budget Tips Insider tips on how to save money or what to do when you don't have any!
  • A day in Galway... Only have one day to spare? We give you our ultimate day in Galway.

Galway City Reviews

  • 80%



    Galway is always so much fun, nearly always something on music / pub wise. Great atmosphere, lovely people, good shopping, lovely sights but it's not too big to get lost in. AMAZING night life!!

  • 80%


    Charming city

    Galway is very charming but feels very infiltrated by tourism. One big attraction here is the night life.

  • 80%


    Cute city

    Didn't actually spend toooo much time in the city, I mostly used it as a home base to visit the Cliffs of Moher and the Aran Islands.

    Insider Tip:Expect rain.

  • 70%



    Galway is pretty small but you can find plenty of stuff to do there. There are a bunch of good pubs with live music and good food. Check out the theater for really good shows.

    Insider Tip:Only spend a couple of days here. Galway isn't huge and there's a lot of other places to see in Ireland.

  • 90%


    lots to do, amazing musicians in the streets. it's a nice little town with lots of stuff going on. and if you want some amazing nature go to the cliffs or just go for a walk at the seaside. if you do it right you'll love that place !

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