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Galway is an excellent base for exploring western Ireland. There are some typical sights dotted across the city that are excellent to visit. Whether it is museums, natural sites or historic places, Galway is a beautiful destination to visit and relax. Th...more

Galway, Ireland

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Galway is an excellent base for exploring western Ireland. There are some typical sights dotted across the city that are excellent to visit. Whether it is museums, natural sites or historic places, Galway is a beautiful destination to visit and relax. The Eyre Square is the main pedestrian area in Galway and an excellent place to stroll around. The Spanish Arch at the end of the pedestrian area is one of the last remains of the historic defenses of the town. There is a park close to the Spanish Arch and is great to spend some time around.

The Galway City Museum is the best place to learn about the heritage and history of the city. The Salthill is a popular neighborhood in Galway and is popular for the Promenade.At the Promenade visitors can watch people enjoying their time and also some taking a jump into the ocean. The Galway Atlantaquaria is a beautiful place where visitors can get to know about the marine life along the Irish coast.

Galway offers good shopping opportunities. The best shopping area runs from the Eyre Square towards the Corrib. Along this area the main shopping streets include Williams Street, High Street, Shop Street, Quay StreetandMainguard Street. The Galway Market also offers some good handcrafted items at excellent rates. For a modern shopping experience, the Eyre Square Centre is the best destination to visit.

Nearby Airports

The nearest airport to Galway is the Shannon Airport which is about 1.5 hours away from Galway. There is a bus that leaves the airport every hour to Galway. Car rentals are also available at the airport.

Halal Restaurants

There are quite a few halal restaurants in Galway. Some of the best places to enjoy halal food in Galway include Noor Tandoori, Garden Cafe at Brigits Garden, Healing Harvest, Food for Thought, Eastern Tandoori, etc.

Mosques

Galway has a couple of mosques. The mosques in Galway include the Galway Mosque and Islamic Society and the Maryam Mosque.

Things to Do and See in Galway

  • Galway City Museum  
  • Eyre Square  
  • Spanish Arch  
  • The Promenade in Salthill  
  • Galway Atlantaquaria  
  • Connemara National Park  
  • Lynch’s Castle
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