Galway City

Galway, the city of the tribes, is one of the fastest growing cities in Europe. The city grew from a small fishing village. In 1235, the Anglo Normans had captured the fort of the Galway chieftains, and built a strong castle, around which the medieval settlement grew. The walling of the city started in 1270, and the city grew as a merchant city. It's wealth was created by 14 merchant families, who later became known as the 14 Tribes of Galway. During the first half of the 17th century, it was a well built city, however, two seiges by the Cromwellian and the Williamite forces saw the fall of the city. The Tribes went into exile, and it is only today that a real revival of the city is evident. Today it is a city known for it's love of the arts and culture.

 Activities in Galway City

Department Stores
Mc Loughlin Pharmacy
Citizens Advice Bureau
Blacoe Jewellers
Freeneys Sports Fishing Tackle

Golf Courses
Glenlo Abbey Hotel Golf Course

Rowing Clubs
Colaiste Iognaid Rowing Club
Galway Rowing Club
Saint Josephs Rowing Club
Tribesmen Rowing Club
National Univeristy of Ireland Galway Boat Club

Souvenir Shopping
Shopping In Galway

Walking Tours Guided
Literary Walking Tours Of Galway


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