It’s a “cute” town perfect for “music, hospitality, food and banter… with the added benefit of rugby matches.” “Going down Shop Street just brightens up your day… Galway is a place I can go back to again and again.”
Ireland's Top 10 holiday destinations
- Killarney, Co Kerry
- Dingle, Co Kerry
- Westport, Co Mayo
- Kinsale, Co Cork
- Our judges agreed. Combining the country’s hottest food scene with serious cultural heft (‘Galway-West of Ireland’ is a European Region of Gastronomy 2018, and will be a European Capital of Culture in 2020), this city has it all within an intimate and friendly layout — “a city that feels like a town” as you put it.
Traffic and public transport are growing problems, of course — but that’s our only qualifying point.