Galway ( GAWL-way; Irish: Gaillimh, pronounced [ˈɡal̠ʲɪvʲ]) is a city in the West of Ireland, in the province of Connacht. It is the county town of County Galway, which is named after it. It lies on the River Corrib between Lough Corrib and Galway Bay, and is the sixth most populous city on the island of Ireland and the fourth most populous in the Republic of Ireland, with a population at the 2016 Census of 79,934.
Located near an earlier settlement, Galway grew around a fortification built by the King of Connacht in 1124. A municipal charter, received in 1484, allowed for the citizens of the then walled city to form a council and mayoralty for the city. Controlled largely by a group of merchant families, the Tribes of Galway, the city grew into a trading port. Following a period of decline, as of the 21st century, the city is a tourist destination and is known for hosting numerous festivals, celebrations and events, including the Galway Arts Festival.
Jeonghwa Yi | May 20, 2018
Good quality of handcrafts and delicious food, Try some cheese and you’ll be happy
Marcus De Laoise | Apr 14, 2018
Some really special things on offer local hand made or blown glass at conemara glass, beautiful great gifts
Afro 21.2 | Mar 27, 2018
You can get There almost everything
Paulina Przybylska | Jul 25, 2017
It's quite small but offers interesting things
Makey D | Nov 29, 2015
If you're in Galway, and there on a Saturday, this is a must. - Multiple stalls selling any and everything. - Fantastic food and great atmosphere for wandering around. - The sun dried tomatoes and speciality olives from the English Market vendors are fantastic
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