Once upon a time, Galway was a small fishing village cast in a corner of Ireland known to few but the Irishmen who called it home. Today, your flight to Galway will land you in one of the fastest growing cities in Ireland, home to nearly 72,000 people.
If there’s one thing that Galway does well, it’s welcoming newcomers. While the rain might get you down, don’t retreat to your Galway hotel – instead, step inside one of the infamous pubs and enter a world of underground Irish culture, infused with a pint of Guinness. The fun, charming, and quaint Galway neighborhoods are laden with friendly individuals, hundred-year-old pubs, and the kind of old-world architecture that makes you forget about skyscrapers and relish the nature of a place dating back hundreds of years.