Galway (Irish: Gaillimh) is the county town of County Galway on the west coast of Ireland. It's Ireland's fifth largest city, with a population in 2016 of 79,934, but its historic centre on the east bank of the River Corrib is compact and colourful. It's a party town, with live music and revellers spilling onto its pedestrianised central street, and it's also a base for exploring the scenic surrounding county.
Galway (jointly with Rijeka) is the "European Capital of Culture" for 2020. Most of the summer events are either cancelled or only virtual, but it's still hoped to run the full autumn and winter programmes.