Discover the Charms of Galway on Our Cruises to Ireland
With its brightly colored shops, excellent bars and restaurants, and traditional Irish music sessions, Galway may be one of Ireland’s most enchanting cities. It’s certainly one of the country’s liveliest, with an average of 122 festivals and events every year.
That’s not to dismiss Galway’s storied history. Dating back to 1124, the city has survived everything from Norman invaders and Cromwellian conquests to the Irish Potato Famines of 1845-1852. This juxtaposition of historic and contemporary is on full display at the Eyre Square Centre, where the city’s medieval walls can be found on the inside of this popular shopping destination.
Speaking of shopping, be sure to head to the aptly named Shop Street. As the city’s main thoroughfare, this pedestrianized street is filled with bustling boutiques, historic brick buildings like Lynch’s Castle, talented buskers, and of course, some really great Irish pubs, where live music is always on the menu.
But if you’re in the mood for more edible fare, visit one of Galway’s delicious seafood restaurants, renowned for some of the best oysters in the world. So, isn’t it about shucking time you joined us on one of our cruises to Ireland?