The 4 Best Neighbourhoods in Galway for Tourists
One of the most visited areas is the city centre and is a huge tourist destination due to the unique architecture of old buildings, the culture, and the nightlife. The Harbour was once a rough trading port, but you did have changed into an impressive area surrounded by modern pubs, shops and restaurants. The area is also home to people who live in the neighbouring apartments and schools such as NUI Galway.
Not far from the city centre is there Southfield Village from by the seaside. This seaside neighbourhood boasts of beautiful white sand beaches and other attractions such as diving platforms. Eyre square in the city centre is a place where you can pass the time enjoying the market or just the unique architecture. The park is also known as JFK Park, named after the late American president. There is also a lot of other upcoming Suburbs towns’ district area such as Knocknacarra in the Westside and the Doughiska in the east side. Other new suburbs continue to grow in the City’s surrounding villages due to the rapid population growth experienced in the late 20th century.
Galway is rich in culture and is known for its numerous cultural festivals and events as well as a vibrant lifestyle associated with the Irish culture. Art lovers can enjoy the high number of theatres and music venues all over the City. Relaxation areas include the cinemas And the Irish language theatre in the City.
T[/av_dropcap1he Eyre Square area has a lot of cafes, bistros and Dining restaurants where you can enjoy food made with local ingredients and techniques. Enjoy traditional fish and chips as well as the Irish style pizza in pizza outlet in this area.
There are also numerous pubs along the street where you can enjoy traditional Irish beer and have a chat with the locals. The market just a distance away is a perfect place to do your picnic shopping, or you can pass through to sample the flavours.
This area has greatly improved over time and is no longer empty as it was before. Here you can interact with the locals living in the nearby apartments and also enjoy walking in the beautifully designed pathways surrounded by colourful shops.
The docks are also a perfect place to enjoy the sea breeze in cool weather as you watch the fishermen’s skills at sea.
- Best Hotels (Great Value): Harbour Hotel • The House Hotel, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member
- Best Affordable Hotels: The Residence Hotel • Galway Arms Inn
Salthill the perfect place for those who beach activities such as swimming, sun-basking and diving. You can also pass some time walking along the Salthill seaside Promenade that is 2 kilometres straight from the edge of the City the Salthill shores. This area is full of busy bars and casinos at night.
4. The Claddagh
The Claddagh was formerly a fishing village and is now almost a part of the City. It is an area beloved buy locals and most working-class live here.
One of the best attractions in this area is the Claddagh ring believed to have been made by a Jeweller who was kidnapped by Pirates but later came back with this new creation.