County Galway encapsulates the best aspects of everything truly Irish. Visitors can be taken back to a different time by visiting Connemara and witnessing rural Ireland at its best or travel to Galway City and say with sincerity that they’ve experienced the famous Irish ‘craic’.
Connemara to the north of County Galway is an untouched land chock full of stunning beauties. The flat plains are predominantly inhabited by Irish speakers while much of the ancient Gaelic culture is still preserved here. The scenic beauty is really something to behold as you look far into the distance across the plains overshadowed by rocky mountains known as the Twelve Pins. There are many guided tours on offer of the area which are both informative and visually breathtaking.
While in Galway it would be a shame to miss out on the magnificent Aran Islands. The greatest stronghold of the Irish language and culture left in the country. The Islands are home to ancient ring forts overlooking the Atlantic Ocean on cliffs hundreds of metres above sea level. Cycling tours of the island are available and highly recommended to truly experience the sights that these small gems have to offer.
Galway City has an international reputation for being one of the most enjoyable cities to visit in the world. The laid back bohemian atmosphere is one of the most alluring features of this city. Galways history is evident in the architecture throughout the city as it was once the primary trading centre for the west centuries ago, ranging from medieval walls,cobbled streets and the famous Spanish Arch.
The performing arts are a huge facet of life in the city, visitors can find themselves a seat in the many cafes to watch the ever present street performers. There are two main theatres in the city where theatre lovers can view both classic and new work. Multiple art galleries are dotted around the city for those seeking even more visual treasures.
Traditional music can be found in almost every pub throughout the city where visitors can experience a real Irish ‘session’. The people in Galway are incredibly friendly and always in search of fun any night of the week. The city offers a unique shopping experience for all and memorable Irish gifts can be easily sought after here.
Europcar Galway is located on the outskirts of the city, excellently placed to start your adventure in one of the most fascinating parts of Ireland . Our location can cater to leisure customers and business customers, availing of the flexible short, medium and long term business fleet management service offered by Europcar and customers renting a van.