One of the most popular destinations in Ireland, there are many, many reasons to visit Galway
Heading there for a session? Venturing to the markets? Fancy checking out the lively music scene? Whatever your experience, it's sure to be a DEADLY one.
Here's why it should be your next weekend trip.
1. Scenic drives
Galway are ya well cos you're looking well?!
If you turn off the main roads, there's some gorgeous scenery to feast your eyes on. From Sky Road, Clifden, (which is often described as one of the most spectacular coastal drives in the country) to Lough Corrib, to the drive from Inagh Valley to Killary Harbour, take your pick.
2. Galway Food Festival
Foodies listen up!
Held across the April bank holiday weekend, there's all sorts of things going on at the festival including tastings and demonstrations from over 100 Irish restaurants.
The main thing you need to know is the festival food village offers a LOAD of different dishes you can try, so you might never wanna leave.
3. Shound people
They're the best out west.
Condé Nast Traveler magazine even named Galway one of the top 6th friendliest cities in the world in 2015, as voted by readers.
4. Music scene
And no, we're not talking about Galway Girl!
From busking to traditional and contemporary music, pubs and clubs in the city roll out some great tunes. Trust us, it will bring a whole new element for your trip.
Look out for Rosin Dubh while you're there - the lively venue is widely renowned amongst the best pubs.
5. Session spot
Yes! It's all about the session in Galway.
The streets are buzzin, the pubs heave with character and if all you're looking for is weekend sesh, you've got it.
6. Cute markets
You'll find all sorts of unique things to buy in Galway Market - hoards of stalls are selling everything from arts and crafts to and to ready-to-eat snacks like crepes and curries.
It's been named the 2020 European Capital of Culture. Says it all really, doesn't it?