We’ve put together a list of top articles and travel guides to Galway. We love Galway and we’re sure you’ll love it too – so get planning and we’ll see you soon in the ‘City of the Tribes’.
As they say in National Geographic;
“This is the year to get a bit of Galway running through your veins”.National Geographic
“Galway might be Ireland’s most charming city: compact, walkable and filled to the brim with independent shops and restaurants that walk the fine line between cool and kitsch. Cozy, old-fashioned pubs showcase the city’s ever-growing selection of craft beers, chefs serve up west-of-Ireland ingredients in creative new ways, and almost every building housing a modern cafe or new atelier has a centuries-old story behind it. It’s not a city in which to hustle; rather, it’s one in which to enjoy a locally brewed pint, relish the excellent seafood and get your fill of views of the rushing River Corrib as it sweeps out to Galway Bay.”NY Times
Tom Kenny is a director of the world-renowned. Kennys Bookshop and Art Gallery. In this article, published in The Guardian he goes through his Top Tips when visiting Galway for the joint European Capital of Culture in 2020..
“Festivals – all the time… Galwegians love to celebrate, and seem to go from one festival to another. As joint capital of culture it has a huge programme of events – along with existing festivals…”
“Macnas is an Old Irish word that means “the energy of a young calf leaping around the meadow in the springtime”. It’s also the name of a Galway theatre group that specialises in outdoor spectacle. A macnas parade is a riot of imagination, colour, enthusiasm, music, throbbing drums, fire, dance and mayhem. An air of abandon infects most of the population during these events; it’s as if a spell spreads over Galway and makes everybody happy for the day. “
Galway has been named one of the world’s 20 must-see destinations in National Geographic Traveller’s Cool List 2020.
“Galway’s trick is to effortlessly squeeze big-city sensibility and college craic into small-town streets.National Geographic
On Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way, Galway feels at once like a global cultural crossroads and an intimate after-party. It’s a perfect fit for European Capital of Culture 2020, with a year-long programme designed to sync with old Celtic calendar dates like Bealtaine (May Day) and Samhain (Halloween). Events range across city and county, from a modern version of one of the world’s oldest stories, Gilgamesh, to a rock and dance festival at Galway Airport and a Lumiere Galway finale lighting up the city. Annual art, film, theatre and street feast events will feed into the Galway 2020 spirit, too. This is the year to get a bit of Galway running through your veins.”
Galway has been voted the fourth best city in the world to visit in 2020 by Loney Planet. Read a snippet from the Lonely Planets – Best in Travel for 2020, where we are delighted that Galway is included in “the best destinations, journeys and sustainable travel experiences for the year ahead.”
“Brilliantly bohemian Galway is arguably Ireland’s most engaging city. Here brightly painted pubs heave with live music and cafes offer front-row seats to watch buskers perform. And this year all that creative exuberance is being supercharged by events marking the Galway region’s role as a 2020 European Capital of Culture – the city’s calendar is as packed with activity as the bars are with locals on a Saturday night. Expect street spectacle, live and digital art as well as world-class music, theatre and dance. Sleep might have to wait – in Galway even the buskers play late into the night. Vivid and vibrant, brimful of imagination, Galway in 2020 is home to a year-long, city-wide, arty party. And you’re invited too.”
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