Swans on the sea with ships and houses in the background
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Old street in Galway, Kerwan's Lane, decorated with christmas lights, night scene
Seagulls swimming in Corrib river and Galway Cathedral in background, Galway, Ireland

Bask in Galway’s Irish culture


Located in western Ireland at the gateway to Connemara, Galway celebrates Irish culture in all its forms. Regardless of the time of year you visit, this warm, bohemian port city, is where you are likely to stumble upon a festival or cultural event. 

In March, get caught up in the St. Patrick's Day festivities, and in July, go for the Arts Festival with its contemporary and international shows. September, which plays host to the International Oyster & Seafood Festival showcases Irish culinary traditions and modern creations. These events bring the streets lined with ancient stone buildings to life, especially in the Latin Quarter, the perfect spot to go for a drink once the sun goes down.

Why not plan a coastal Galway getaway around these events with the help of your local Evaneos agent? Ireland's third-largest city is located halfway between the two ends of the Wild Atlantic Highway. This 1,500-mile route runs along Ireland’s entire West Coast and traveling via the north or the south lets you discover wild landscapes dotted with cliffs and green expanses. Stop at the pubs and villages along the way to take in authentic Irish culture.

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