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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.

 

THE HISTORY OF MURTY RABBITT’S

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When you’re sitting under the sun in the beer garden out the back, the historical significance of Murty Rabbitt’s might slip by unnoticed. With origins dating back to the California Gold Rush of 1849, this Forster Street bar, kitchen and garden is one of the oldest watering holes in the city and when we say it’s worth its weight in gold – we mean it.

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MAKING YOUR WAY THROUGH WOODQUAY

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Being just a stone’s throw away from Eyre square, Woodquay is the perfect location to visit to avoid the hustle and bustle of the busier Galway streets for a nice walk or meal. Woodquay, although tucked away, is still a shining gem with some great pubs and independent shops from bridal to antiques, not to mention a great location for affordable hostels.

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THE PERFECT FOOD-FOCUSSED WEEKEND IN GALWAY

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They say nothing brings people together like good food and we here at This is Galway could not agree more. Known far and wide for its gastronomic traditions and flourishing foodie community, Galway’s got one of the finest food scenes on the Emerald Isle.

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THE HISTORY OF KILMACDUAGH ROUND TOWER

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Surrounded by the ruins of a monastery long since ravaged by the tests of time, Kilmacduagh Round Tower continues to stand tall all these years later. Somehow maintaining its impressive form and original condition since its establishment in the 7th century, this round tower comes in at 34.5 metres – making it the tallest in Ireland! Let’s take a glimpse into the incredibly vast history of this ancient site, which sits at the very edge of the Burren, close by Gort.

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