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Galway City

Galway City with a population of nearly 75,000 is the third largest city in Ireland behind Dublin and Cork. Galway attractions include The Claddagh which is seperated from The Spanish Arch by The River Corrib. Close to Spanish Arch you will find The Galway Museum which has lots of antiques and artifacts on show dating back to old Galway. The 14th century Lynchs Castle is located on Galways main shopping street and is now occupied by the AIB Bank.

Two church buildings to visit in Galway City are St Nicholas Collegiate Church dating back to 1320. St Nicholas Collegiate Church has many memorial tombs and two bells dating back to 1630 and 1590. St Nicholas Collegiate Church also includes paved flooring of gravestones dating back to the 16th and 18th century. The second church to visit is Galway Cathedral which opened in 1965 on lands of the original county jail. Galway Cathedral has the famous Salmon Weir Bridge closeby where wild salmon go on there way to spawn on Lough Corrib.

Galway is steeped in traditional music and folklore and most pubs have live traditional music sessions nightly. Shoppers are spoilt for choice with a selection of top brand shops located on Shop St Galway. Galway also offers a selection of excellent restaurants including Chinese restaurants in Galway, Galway Indian Restaurants, Italian restaurants to suit all tastes.