Galway is the fourth largest city in Ireland, with 80.000 inhabitants. Residents of the city are referred to as Galwegians.
Known as the cultural capital of Ireland, Galway is a picturesque, charming city on the west coast of Ireland.
Galway city is a maze of small, winding streets lined with shops, bakeries, traditional pubs and weekend markets. The city is renowned for its legendary festivals and nightlife.
Galway is also home to the University of Galway, ranked among the top 1% of universities worldwide.
Galway is a thriving multicultural city known as the festival capital of Ireland, with more than 100 festivals taking place year-round. They are recently chosen as the European Capital of Culture 2020 thanks to their location in the Wild Atlantic Way and its many heritage sites and museums.
With around 80.000 inhabitants, Galway is a small city that welcomes students from every corner of the world and makes them feel like they have found a second home at the heart of the Wild Atlantic Way.
Galway is the perfect place to learn English, with its cobblestone streets filled with music, theatre, laughter and language.
Galway is located on the Atlantic West Coast and at mid-point on the Wild Atlantic Way, a 2,500km of unforgettable coastal route with breathtaking scenery attracting thousands of international visitors annually.
Galway city was voted the World’s Friendliest City by US Travel & Leisure Magazine in 2015 and is ranked by the Financial Times as the No 1 Microcity of the future. It is an environmental city and won the EU’s Green Environmental Award in 2016 and the European Capital of Culture in 2020.
Situated on the Wild Atlantic Way on the west coast of Ireland, this vibrant city — like its people — is warm, friendly and welcoming.
As a university city, 24,000 of its 80,000 inhabitants are students - it is merely the only place to be if you are a student! Galway has recently become a booming technological centre, with many high-profile companies choosing this location as their base. Galway offers a highly-skilled and educated workforce.
The primary industries in Galway are the medical device sector, software development, gaming and many other technology sectors. Hewlett Packard, Boston Scientific, Medtronic, SAP, EA Games, Cisco, Avaya and Merit Medical are some of the more prominent companies in Galway City.
Galway’s big appeal is the highly educated and skilled workforce, the quality of life here, the number of cultural events and festivals (more than 30 per year) and affordable living costs. The city is a joy to explore with its labyrinthine cobbled streets, colourful shops and cosy cafes.
Galway's bustling nightlife is second to none and, with all the international festivals, there's always something exciting happening, be it a live gig at an intimate music venue or traditional music in one of its many excellent pubs, there’s still plenty to see and do. It is also the ideal location for sports enthusiasts, with golf, fishing, horse-riding, windsurfing, sailing, hiking and falconry all on its doorstep, as well as those who enjoy food and gastronomy – it was the Distinguished European city of Gastronomy in 2018.