Ireland’s beautiful Galway, also known as the City of the Tribes will host the Galway Arts Festival from July 16th to 29th. There is an amazing collection of events in the city, which is considered to be Dublin’s funky little sister. Talks, music, visual art, street performance plus theatre and dance are on the agenda at this spectacular celebration. For more information on the festival, check out: http://www.galwayartsfestival.com/programme/ .
Galway is the perfect city for a short break in the Emerald Isle, with its lively atmosphere and immense history, you are sure not to be bored. When visiting, one can check out the fantastic pedestrianised shopping area of Shop Street and Quay Street. While strolling along this area, one can absorb the ambient sounds of the talented mix of buskers that are sprinkled along the streets each day of the week. There is a brilliant market every Sunday, that has a vast amount of crafts to tempt the seasoned shopper. The Spanish Arch is worth a gander and if the weather is nice one can lunch al fresco on Eyre Square (officially called the John F. Kennedy Memorial Park). Walking tours of the city are available, to inform one of this city’s fascinating history. If one is a party animal, Galway maybe the town for you. There is an amazing array of pubs with fantastic music, both of the traditional sort and not so traditional. Visitors are spoiled for places to dine in this lively city between both pubs and restaurants that serve up a great meal. A trip to Galway would not be complete without one testing some oysters and trying on a Claddagh ring.