Located on the west of Ireland, Galway, the largest county in Connaught is considered the cultural capital of the country. At just 3 hours from Dublin it is a mandatory stop if you are planning to travel to Ireland.
With a great variety of hotels, Galway is known for being one of the most popular tourist destinations in Ireland.
There are hundreds of things to do and places to visit there. You mustn’t miss the Galway Cathedral, located on the banks of the river and considered to be one of the most recently built cathedrals in Europe. Near the cathedral there is also an interesting museum dedicated to the world renowned Irish writer James Joyce, although the museum is only opened in summer. The picturesque Galway Bay, packed with local shops is the region’s most famous landmarks and a mandatory stop if you are visiting Galway.
Galway is also famous for its castles. Dunguaire Castle, built in 1500 approximately, is one of the most popular ones due to its amazing location. But the Dunsandle Castle and Woods and the Portumna Castle and its beautiful gardens are also worth visiting. If you are travelling to Galway, we recommend you to go by car or to hire one there, since there are many attractions in the surroundings of the city that can only be reached by car. You should go to the Aran islands, which can be reached by boat in just 40 minutes or to Killary Port and Maan Cross.
If you are planning to book your hotel in Galway, we recommend you to go during the summer months, since it is the time when it rains less and temperatures are warmer. In addition, the Festival of Art of Galway also takes places in summer and it attracts hundreds of tourists every year.
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