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.
Alie Teetzel | Feb 3, 2018
Cool stop. Doesn't take long to see everything, but very cool.
Fabio M | Oct 1, 2017
There're a lot of information and sometimes there's someone than can guide you. It's all for free. The site is covered to be protected. They're just ruins, but it's a cool and we'll preserved place.
Smiling Shadow | Sep 30, 2017
Such an interesting place!!! Just try to visit on a culture day and you get a free tour!
Jenifer Austin | Jul 13, 2017
Free walk through old remains of Norman custom house built by the red Earl. Nice to walk through and see a few artifacts.
Akul Anandur | Jan 27, 2018
Rachel Gura | Apr 4, 2018
This is a cool stop, and a very neat way to preserve something like this.
Thomas Quinlan | Mar 24, 2018
Professional, Educational, worth a visit
Alex Acosta | Jun 12, 2018
Not an overly exciting location, but interesting information and pretty cool to see history preserved the way it is.
JB JB | Jun 6, 2018
Hall of the Red Earl is a free activity to do at Galway, but I have had only needed 30 seconds to visit it.
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