Situated on the Atlantic west coast, Galway is an excellent location to study English. Our city is its people, warm, friendly, welcoming — a people with a sense of Ireland's past and a sharp eye on Ireland's future. Galway is a university city — of its 100,000 inhabitants, 20,000 are university students. The main industries are education, tourism, I.T, software and medical devices.
We can share with you our clean environment, a thriving artistic and dramatic culture, traditional pubs with music to suit all tastes, top quality restaurants and a full calendar of festivals featuring poetry, the arts, music, horse racing, oyster festivals etc. Galway is also the ideal location for the sports enthusiast — golf, fishing, horse-riding, tennis, sailing and falconry are all easily accessible.
We have one of the most uniquely beautiful landscapes in the world: the 2,000 year old fortress Dun Aengus on the Aran Islands, the sheer Cliffs of Moher and lakeside tranquillity of Kylemore Abbey are all must sees. GCI offers a full activity programme throughout the year which allows students to take advantage of the attractions Galway city and the surrounding countryside have to offer you.