Galway is a multi cultural vibrant city perched on the west coast of Ireland. From Salthill village you can see neighboring Clare mountains. Once a medieval town Galway has grown into a buzzing atmospheric cosmopolitan city, rich in culture and arts.
After you visit Cooke's in Abbeygate Street we recommend the following local places to visit in Galway.
Things To Do
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There are some fantastic locally owned shops in Galway. Granny Likes It for contemporary Irish design and Public Romance for funky fashion and vintage are on the same street as Cooke's. Book exchange is a hidden gem located beside Hazelnut mountain - a must for chocolate lovers.
Get a copy of Lovin' Galway, and Rosin Dubh's gig list, to find out what is on in Galway during your visit.
Galway has a great buzz in the pubs. Random (often famous) Trad musicians can be found in Taffees,
Galway culture is best viewed in the summer months. There is always someting happening such as Cuirt literature, Arts, Galway Races.. and many more. The Musuem is located by the Spanish arch and well worth a visit for a history of Galway culture. Night time events can be found everywhere. The Black Gate , Roisin Dubhs as well as the town hall are go to places for great cultural events.
Places To Go
We Strongly recommend you take time to visit the surrounding coast. Starting with Salthill village, stop off in Barna or Spiddal before heading to Cliftden.
If time allows get a ferry to Inishboffin or the Aran Islands. You will be glad you did.