Galway is a city
in the Republic of Ireland with a population of over 70,000 people.
Based in the province of Connacht, Galway is situated on the Irish
west coast. Galway is currently ranked as Ireland's quickest growing
Galway City is now the third largest Republic of Ireland city (after
Dublin and Cork) and has a strong local economy. Galway thrives in
the manufacturing industry, retail, education, financial services,
healthcare, tourism and construction.
Nearly half of the city's workers are employed in the professional
or commerce sector. In recent years Galway has increased their
profile in the Information Technology, electronics and medical
Tourism also plays a key role in Galway and the city regularly has
over 2 million visitors every year. Galway's popularity stems from
its vibrant lifestyle, festivals and events. The city is often
referred to as the "Cultural Capital of Ireland".
Galway's thriving cultural industry has seen the city home to ten
festival companies, three organisations for dance, several musical
organisations, over ten theatre companies and a handful of writers
All these cultural companies can exhibit their talent and work at
over 50 different venues in the city with ten of these venues
regarded as large-scale multiple event venues.
The Galway City Museum is a popular amenities in Galway. Since it
opened the museum is split in to two main parts, "Fragments of a
City" and "On Reflection". The two parts cover everything from the
heritage of Galway to information about local artists in recent
years. The museum is aimed at both locals and tourists alike.
Galway is becoming a popular student city and is home to the
National University of Ireland, Galway. The university has over
15,000 students and is based in the city centre near to the River
Galway has excellent transport links. Galway Airport (4 miles east
of the main city) operates frequent flights to other parts of
Ireland, Britain and some of mainline Europe. Shannon Airport is
also in commutable distance which operates wider range flights to
Europe and North America.
By road, Galway can be accessed by the N6, N17 and N18 roads that
all serve the city. This makes access from Donegal, Cork, Shannon
Town and Dublin very convenient. There are also several local bus
services and bus routes that travel to nearby towns and airports.
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