When I first arrived in Galway so many years ago I was totally amazed how alive, busy and absolutely intoxicating Galway city was.
Shop street was so busy we could hardly find our way through the crowd. The pretty little shops, the pubs and restaurants everything was packed to the brim with tourists, visitors and locals alike laughing, talking very loud, shopping and basically having fun. Believe me it is impressive if you are not used to seeing such a busy city life.
Then the bad years of the recession came and the city changed. It was suddenly so empty and so quiet it was sad to look at. Luckily that image of Galway is already forgotten except from those who were really affected and lost a lot during those years.
Today, walking these same streets, I can see that image is absolutely gone and forgotten. Galway is back to its true self - wild, full of life and bustling with opportunities and hope.
Exploring the streets of Galway is a real pleasure - enjoying all the colours, the life and excitement all around me I feel better already.
So get out and explore, you might find something you are looking for...
|Walking Shop Street|
|Rambling through Galway Market|
|Plenty of art to choose from|
|Visiting Ireland? You got to get a sheep in some form and shape to bring home!!|
|My friend from A piece of Ireland showing that the cute little sheep are not her only important work|
|Cycling is the better way to move around!!|
|You can't go to Galway and not hear Ed's name or see his face somewhere|
|Il Vicolo along the river|
|Galway Arms Inn|
|I just love all the colours and unexpected art you can find in Galway|
|Gourmet Tart Co.|
|Kumar's Taste of Asia|
|Tigh Nora - Galway's most popular gin bar|
|Sleepzone hostel Galway|
Did you have a look at my other Galway post?