Galway, located on the West Coast of Ireland, sits on the River Corrib between Lough Corrib and Galway Bay and has a population of 75,528.

Galway is a vibrant, cosmopolitan city steeped in culture, rich in folklore and famous for its cobble-stoned streets, quaint shops and charming restaurants. Galway is known as Ireland’s cultural heart and is renowned for its vibrant lifestyle and numerous festivals, celebrations and events. Home to the world-renowned Druid Theatre Company, Macnas Street Theatre Company and An Taibhdhearc, there is much to do in this wonderful city.

Galway boasts some of the most beautiful scenery in the world. The landscape leaves one breathless, from the prehistoric fort of Dun Aengus, the most westerly point in Europe, to Connemara and the Burren.

Galway city has experienced very rapid growth in recent years and has a strong local economy with complementary business sectors, including manufacturing industry, tourism, retail and distribution, education, healthcare and services that include financial, construction, cultural, and professional. 8 of the world’s 10 largest medical device companies are located in Ireland, with Europe’s premium cluster of device companies based in the Galway region.

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European Capital of Culture 2020

Galway City has been officially designated as the European Capital of Culture 2020

Ireland’s Most Charming City!

In 2016, The New York Times dubbed Galway ‘Ireland’s Most Charming City’!

Friendliest city in the World

In 2015, Galway was voted as the ‘friendliest city in the World’ by US magazine ‘Travel + Leisure’

Galway hosted EHPS in 2005

Enhancing Individual, Family & Community Health /
Tuesday, August 30, 2005 to Saturday, September 3, 2005