NUI Galway Archives - This is Galway

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.




Whether you’re a returning student, a first timer or you just love lurking around college campuses, you’re going to need some tips on surviving the mean streets of Galway city and as always, we’re here to help. Let this be your go-to guide book when it comes to saving some cash and having the craic.

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Usually awash with a sea of excitable first years, bleary eyed final years and awe-struck visitors, NUI Galway’s picturesque campus has been something of a ghost town for the past few months.

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Is your Instagram feed largely made up of well-lit selfies and avocado toast? Peace signs and puppy pictures? If you fancy spicing up the monotony, pay Galway’s enchanting landscapes a visit – they’re the perfect backdrop for any photograph.

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Galway International Arts Festival explores the health of democracy, politics and food at First Thought Talks series

Galway International Arts Festival’s popular and engaging First Thought Talks series returns next month under the continuing theme of borders to discuss a range of topics including the current state of democracy, political leadership, politics and the EU and the evolving nature of our relationship with food. The talks will take place in NUI Galway on Saturday 12 October.

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The General Live

If you’re looking for something a little different this Halloween, the Galway Music Residency has just the thing. On Tuesday 30th October at 7pm it presents The General Live. This unique event, taking place in the O’Donoghue Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance at NUI Galway, is one for the whole family.

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Capital of Culture, Community of Sanctuary

A number of local community groups including AMACH! LGBT+ Galway, the Bridge Project, the Galway Anti-Racism Network (GARN), the Galway Traveller Movement (GTM) and Walk the Talk Galway come together for Culture Night to highlight three new initiatives which are taking off in Galway city and county

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