Hotels in Galway

Galway, the gem of the west, is the epitome of Irish charm and coastal beauty. Drenched in history and buzzing with a lively arts scene, Galway offers everything from the medieval charm of the Latin Quarter to the golden sands of Salthill. With a myriad of wonderful hotel options, Galway caters to all tastes and budgets.

Whether you seek a luxury retreat overlooking Galway Bay, a cozy B&B nestled in the heart of the city's vibrant streets, or a budget-friendly hotel as a base for your Irish adventure, you'll find your perfect place to stay. Start creating lasting memories by booking your accommodation in Galway with LycaFly today.

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The city of Galway, nestled on the River Corrib between Lough Corrib and Galway Bay, is the crown jewel of Ireland's western province of Connacht. Steeped in history, the city grew from a settlement surrounding a fortress built in 1124, by the King of Connacht, into a bustling port controlled by the 'Tribes of Galway'- 14 prominent merchant families. These rulers from the Hiberno-Norman era brought the nickname 'City of Tribes' to Galway.

The city's urban population tip the census at 85,910 as of 2022, making it Connacht's most populous city and the fourth largest in the Republic of Ireland. Galway's rich cultural scene, traditional Irish music, and vibrant arts festivals led to its honour as the European Region of Gastronomy in 2018 and the European Capital of Culture in 2020.

Galway's charming streets are home to various museums, including the Galway City Museum and the Nora Barnacle House Museum. Not to mention, Galway's cemeteries, like Fort Hill Cemetery, Rahoon Cemetery and Bohermore Cemetery provide a unique perspective on the city's past. Governed by an eighteen-member city council and presided over by a mayor, the city's highest honour is the Freedom of the city.

When to visit Galway

Galway, considered family-friendly and vivacious, is ideally visited during the mild summer months of June through August. This period offers outdoor activities aplenty, complemented by the city’s stunning coastal scenery. Galway’s beautiful beaches make it a haven for nature enthusiasts and beach lovers, offering plenty of sandcastle-building fun for little ones and postcard-perfect views for the adults.

The city is also brimming with family-friendly attractions such as the Galway Atlantaquaria, offering an interactive and educational insight into marine life. Ever renowned for its traditional Irish music and dance, Galway’s culture gleams brightly, allowing for immersion in the local arts with live performances. Rest assured, there's never a dull moment in this lively city. So, if the rhythmic tap of an Irish jig and the prospect of a hearty Irish meal appeals, pack your bag and make Galway your next holiday destination.

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