The 5 Star g Hotel in Galway is the ideal base from which to explore one of Ireland’s most magical regions. Minutes away from Galway city centre, the g is perfectly situated to discover the city’s excellent shops, galleries, theatres, restaurants and vibrant night life. Galway offers a unique and diverse shopping experience with a wide range of shops fully equipped to cater for the needs of both visitors and locals alike. Traditional Irish musicians perform in many of the well known bars in the city. There is never a dull moment spent in the City of the Tribes…Galway is Ireland’s cultural heart and is renowned for its numerous festivals and events throughout the year.The West of Ireland offers unique golfing opportunities – Galway Bay Golf Resort, Bearna Golf Club and Oughterard Golf Club are amongst the world’s finest golf courses. Galway is also a popular seaside destination with beautiful beaches and a long winding promenade in Salthill.
Galway city is unique among Irish cities because of the strength of its Irish language traditions and is Ireland’s only bilingual city with 20% of the population fluent in Irish (gaelic) as well as speaking English. It is the gtaeway to Connemara, Ireland’s largest Irish speaking area (Gaeltacht). Among some of the many events and festivals taking place in Galway City each year is the Cúirt International Festival of Literature (April), the Galway Early Music Festival (May), the Galway Sessions traditional Irish music festival (June), the Galway Film Fleadh, the Galway International Arts Festival and the Galway Races horse racing festival (all July), Clarenbridge and Galway Oyster Festivals (September), the Baboró International Arts Festival for Children and Galway Comedy Festival (October) and the Galway Christmas Market (end November to mid December). See the Galway Festivals Page for more details.
Galway has a compact city centre that feels like a village and it is a delight to stroll around. Explore its medieval streets dotted with landmarks such as Lynch’s Castle, and investigate the quirky Latin Quarter with its charming craft, book and vintage shops, iconic pubs and restaurants and which comes alive at night time.