County Galway is on the West coast of Ireland, in the province of Connacht. It’s many attractions include the wild and rugged Connemara region, the Aran Islands – Inisheer, Inishmaan and Inishmore, wonderful vistas over Galway Bay and the Wild Atlantic Way Signature Discovery Point of Derrigimlagh Bog. Derrigimlagh Bog is marked with an orange marker in our Map of Galway Discovery Points below.
The county has many large Gaeltacht areas where Irish is widely spoken. The city of Galway is a vibrant hub of arts, culture and music. It’s large University population ensure that there is an active night life. Galway is known as as the City of the Tribes and is an important tourist centre and a good place from which to access the scenic areas of the county. The seaside promenade of Salthill is a popular spot with locals and tourists.