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GALWAY has so many stories to tell

Having found your favourite spots to see on your next visit to Galway, it’s time to put the wheels in motion. Share your discoveries with your friends and family, get booking and prepare for an incredibly memorable trip.

 

TRACEY MOCA ADDS A TOUCH OF MAGIC TO GALWAY STREETS

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Across Galway’s city streets you can spot the breath taking art of Galway artist Tracey Moca. Day after day she has been hand painting bright radiant images onto the dull grey electrical boxes. Her creative talents have without doubt added a touch of colour to the bleak January days.

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YOUR LOCKDOWN 3.0 BUCKET LIST

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No Zoom quizzes here, folks! We’re all too aware of just how easy it is to slip into a funk during lockdown, but we’re doing our damnedest to stave off boredom and keep spirits high. We hope you’ll find something to keep you entertained in this little bucket list…

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5 THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND IN GALWAY

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This weekend there’s a lot of excitement in the air, with Christmas just around the corner Galway is well and truly buzzing with festive cheer. There’s beautiful exhibitions, last minute shopping tips, delicious treats and so much more!

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24 HOURS IN GALWAY

Galway’s just not the same without all you wonderful tourists and visitors! Enhancing the city’s spirit and truly embracing our culture, heritage and traditions – we really have been missing you.

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48 HOURS IN GALWAY

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After everything that’s gone on throughout the year, it’s safe to say you deserve a break away from it all. If you’re eager to head out West to visit the City of Tribes, we’re taking the stress out of planning a weekend away with this guide to 48 hours in Galway. From dinner and drinks to ways to spend your days, the city couldn’t be easier to navigate on foot – a short stroll will bring you from one end of the city to the other! Without further ado, let’s get planning…

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9 WINTER WALKS THAT WON’T DISAPPOINT

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Despite red noses and numb fingers, there’s something special about having that crisp winter air flowing through your lungs and Galway’s landscape definitely add to the appeal. Once that veil of frost has descended and the grass begins to glint in the light, it’s nothing short of enchanting.

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THE HISTORY OF THE BRIDGE MILLS

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Marking the starting point of Galway’s Westend, the commanding Bridge Mills on the banks of the River Corrib is one of the oldest landmarks in Galway. The ancient building stands testament to the long history of milling in the area during the late 18th and early 19th centuries.

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