As a remarkable county with a truly unique atmosphere, Galway – in the West of Ireland – gets under your skin like no other place in the world: it is dramatic, haunting and utterly wild, while the craggy countryside at times looks unforgiving, yet rich with a burst of colours. Galway has got great beaches, soaring mountains, lovely villages, fabulous pubs and some of the friendliest people in Ireland. The Gaeltacht area of County Galway offers an authentic insight into life through the Irish language, and the Aran Islands have a breathtaking beauty of their own.
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||Galway Magazine (available from the Galway Tourist Office)
The Connacht Tribune
The Irish Independent
The Irish Times
||Shops are normally open Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, while some larger department stores stay open quite long once or twice a week, and also a few hours on Sundays. Banks are generally open Mon-Fri 10am-4pm, and they normally feature ATM machines as well as money exchange offices.
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