Travel guide to Galway
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Galway City is in the Republic of Ireland, county Galway. It is the only city in the province of Connacht. It is beautifully situated on the banks of the river Corrib between Lough Corrib and Galway Bay.
Galway City has some lovely places of interest, not in the least Lynch Castle. Lynch Castle houses the Irish Bank but is probably one of the most beautiful medieval houses in the whole of Ireland. In the Southwest of the city, you will be able to find the Spanish Arch, which was built to extend the city walls. The remains of Menlo castle can also be found just outside of the city.
There are also some notable churches worthy of visits. The Cathedral of Our Lady Assumed in Heaven and St Nicholas is a large, imposing building made from limestone. It was built in 1965, and has a very eclectic style, encompassing many older building forms. For example, is has Renaissance styled domes and a Romanesque portico. The oldest medieval church still in use in Ireland can also be found in Galway City. The Church of Ireland St Nicholas’ Collegiate Church was founded in 1320 and was enlarged several times over the course of history.
The original building of the National University of Ireland also stands in Galway City. It is a very unusual quadrangle building. This university is home to the UNESCO archive of spoken materials for the Celtic languages.
It is also worth spending some time in the city’s oldest hotel: Hotel Meyrick. It was initially known as the Railway Hotel (as it was built by the railway company in 1845) and then the Great Southern Hotel.
Galway City is a true gem of Irish beauty and many people visit if for its historical significance, shopping, theatre and museum. If you are choosing to visit Galway City, it would be a great opportunity to also visit the surrounding areas and what better way to do this then by hiring a car? Anycarhire.com would be happy to look into the different options that are available for you.
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