Galway is an atmospheric university city situated on Ireland’s beautiful west coast. The university campus is located on a picturesque 250 acre site on the banks of the river Corrib, just a short walk from the city centre.
Galway is a gateway to the Connemara Gaeltacht and visitors are captivated by the rugged natural beauty of Connemara’s mountains, lakes and rivers. The city is renowned for its rich cultural and artistic tradition, and Galway has a well-deserved international reputation in the performing arts. The city is also renowned for its numerous literary, artistic and sporting events.
The city has a growing international reputation in several industrial sectors including biomedical engineering, electronics, aquaculture and software development.
Galway is a young city – students make up one-fifth of the population and the city has a vibrant energetic feel to it, against a background of medieval streets and historic buildings. The city has a bustling café culture and has excellent hotels and restaurants. Galway city and its environs are ideally suited to golf, surfing, fishing and hiking and each year the world-famous Galway Races (horse-racing festival) attracts visitors from all over the world.
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