Photos of City Centre Galway

Shoppers on Shop Street Galway
Galway City is the largest town in County Galway with a population of nearly 75,000. It is the third largest city in Ireland behind Dublin and Cork. Galway has lots of attractions including The Claddagh which is parted from The Spanish Arch with The River Corrib and which is just feet away from The Galway Museum where there are lots of antiques and artifacts on show dating back to old Galway. Lynchs Castle which dates back to the 14th century is located in the heart of Galways shopping area and is now occupied by the AIB Bank. There are two church buildings which are well worth visiting during you visit to Galway City. The first one is St Nicholas Collegiate Church which dates back to 1320 and has many memorial tombs of stone along with two bells which date back to 1630 and 1590. You will also find paved flooring of gravestones dating back to the 16th and 18th century. The second is Galway Cathedral which opened in 1965 on the lands of the original county jail. This large building towers above the surrounding buildings and can be seen from most areas in Galway City. Galway is steeped in traditional music and folklore and most pubs have live music sessions nightly. The restaurants offer a wide variety of choice as so do the large selection of top brand shops.
Crowds on Quay St Galway.

Galway Cathedral.
Main Alter of Galway Cathedral.

Salmon Weir Bridge Galway

Fishermen at Salmon Weir Bridge Galway

St Nicholas Church in Galway City

View from alter of St Nicholas Church Galway

Lynchs memorial window in Galway City

Lough Atalia just 5 mins from Eyre Square Galway

Griffins Bakery Shop St. Gaway

Riverside Cafe at Bridge Mills Building Galway

Buskers playing at monument on Shop St Galway

Galway City Museum Galway City

Corrib Princess which leaves from Woodquay

Street entertainment on Shop St. Galway

Salmon Weir Bridge and Galway Cathedral

Top of Shop Street Galway at Christmas

Lynches Castle on Shop St Galway

Interior of St Nicholas Church in Galway City Centre

Bottom of Shop Street Galway at Christmas

Quay Street on Quay Street Galway

View of O Briens Bridge taken from Wolf Tone Bridge Galway

Family of Swans at Woodquay Galway

Town Hall Theatre in Galway City

St Patricks Day Parade 2008