Destination Ireland: Galway – April 2018 – Issue 274



The City of the Tribes is renowned for its vibrant nightlife and as the gateway to the west of Ireland.


Things to see and do

Galway is steeped in history with many buildings dating back centuries, and remnants of the city’s medieval history are on display throughout. Some of the historic buildings and sights worth a look include Lynch’s Castle, the finest medieval town house in Ireland, the Spanish Arch, and the Hall of the Red Earl that dates back to the 13th century and was Galway’s first municipal building, used to collect taxes and dispense justice. For visitors looking to learn more about the history of the city the Galway City Museum has a wealth of artifacts and exhibits on display from stone age axeheads to a traditional Galway Hooker fishing boat.

Perhaps Galway’s most famous attraction is its pubs. Filled with music, Guinness and laughter, the likes of Tigh Neachtain’s and O’Connell’s are a great way to absorb the local atmosphere and while away the night. Be sure to sample the locally brewed Galway Hooker pale ale. Most pubs resonate with live music, whether its traditional tunes played out on fiddle or tin whistle, or more contemporary bands in the Roisin Dubh.

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