• Arts & Culture,  Events,  Festivals,  Residence Hotel

    City of Festivals – Autumn Events

    Galway is known as the City of the Tribes but it could also be known as the City of Festivals. It feels like every week of the year Galway has another brilliant celebration taking place. Let’s have a quick look at a few of the upcoming events this autumn. “GALWAY This western gem comes alive with festivals that draw the very best of local and international talent” Tourism Ireland GALWAY INTERNATIONAL OYSTER & SEAFOOD FESTIVAL Right on our own doorstep, we have an amazing celebration of some of the worlds best seafood. Over the last weekend of September, Galway City celebrates the Galway International Oyster & Seafood Festival, the world’s…

  • Claddagh Galway
    Arts & Culture,  Guides,  Residence Hotel

    The True Meaning and Importance of the Claddagh Ring

    We are delighted to share some details about the true meaning and importance of the Claddagh Ring from our friends at Celtic Jewellery. The Claddagh Ring originates from the Claddagh, just across the Corrib River from us.   The True Meaning and Importance of the Claddagh Ring Let’s be honest, many people have heard of the Claddagh Ring but very few are familiar with the significance of this beautiful specimen. It’s true, the Claddagh Ring is famous all over the world but the actual meaning of the ring is largely unknown and often the source of wonder. On the other hand, folklore in Ireland tells some very endearing stories and interesting…

  • Arts & Culture,  Neighbourhood

    7 Hidden Gems to Discover in Galway City

    7 Hidden Gems to discover and things to do off the beaten path in Galway City;  from food tours, markets and experiences that enrich and enhance your stay in Galway. 1. Loose yourself in a Bookstore… Charlie Byrnes Bookshop  – A hidden treasure trove full of gems to be discovered. Brimming with books on every imaginable subject, Charlie Byrne’s is Ireland’s best-loved independent bookshop, a book lovers paradise with a higgledy-piggledy layout and somewhere you may need an afternoon to browse at your leisure. 2.Tiny Traders Market Off the beaten track, located in Áras na Gael on Dominick Street, the Tiny Traders Market is not to be missed every Saturday. With…

  • Galway City Sample Itinerary with Group taking a tour in Galway City Centre
    Arts & Culture,  Festivals

    Summer Vibes in the City of the Tribes…

    Summer Vibes in the ‘City of the Tribes’ Galway comes alive each summer, with festival after festival. Celebrating everything from maritime culture, to street theatre and horse racing. Galway is overflowing with history, music, arts and culture ready for you to discover. A short stroll down the winding streets our small city brings you into another world. Dubbed ‘Ireland’s most Charming City’ by The New York Times and ‘World’s Friendliest City’ by US magazine Travel & Leisure you soon discover it’s infectious charm and relaxed, bohemian vibe. Plus, if you happen to be in Galway for one of our festivals, you’ll meet with the locals, have the craic and make…

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