Galway City Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia
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Galway City Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia

Situated in the Midwest of Ireland, Galway is the fifth-largest and fastest-growing
city in Ireland. Galway’s origins have been traced back to
a settlement surrounding a fort on the River Corrib in the 12th century. The following centuries have seen Galway’s
fortunes wax and wane from the height of being a significant trading
town in the Middle Ages, to succumbing to a nine-month siege during
the Cromwellian conquest of Ireland. Galway is nicknamed “Ireland’s Cultural Heart”,
and is renowned for festivals, events, celebrations, friendly
locals and historical architecture. In 2007, Galway was named as one of the eight
‘sexiest cities in the world’, and in 2008 was ranked as the 42nd best tourist
destination in the world.


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