Galway City Centre
Sometimes the obvious starting point is the right one. Galway city centre is very much the heart of the entire County Galway community. Shop Street is home to strings of unique independent shops. Eyre Square, a controversial development in its new form, now hosts enticing events as a classy landscaped corner, while a number of museums, the al-fresco drinking culture at the Spanish Arch, local markets and quirky architecture mingle with the myths of the city. If you want to see the place come to life, target the utter madness of August’s race week.