Galway is easily the best place in Ireland to sample Irish culture!
It is rare that you’ll walk down Shop Street and not hear music playing! The traditional Irish music scene is spectacular, which is a massive bonus when choosing Galway as a city to study abroad in. We also boast a thriving and very unique Arts scene that is renowned worldwide! In addition to this, Galway has been put on the map for being a City of Gastronomy! An added bonus for anyone who loves to eat!
It seems like the festival season is never-ending in Galway, which makes it a great location to choose when looking for somewhere to study abroad. Whether it is the Galway International Arts Festival, The Film Festival, The Food Festival, The Oyster Festival or Cúirt, there is always a new concert, talk, demonstration or exhibition to go to!
You won’t find better atmosphere anywhere else
A tricky thing to describe to someone who hasn’t been to Galway is the warmth of its people. Galway is considered to be one of the most-friendly places on Earth!
You’ll find yourself having full conversations with a stranger behind the counter or the taxi driver will become your best friend after just a short journey. Although it might rain in Galway from time to time, the warmth of the Irish extends far beyond the fireplace.
Fall in love with Galway while you study abroad: The craic is mighty!
The nightlife in Galway is something that needs to be experienced to be believed. You’ll fall in love with the ‘craic’ (Irish word for fun) that you can have if you choose to study in Galway. Whether you go dancing in Electric, go for chat in Tígh Neachtains or rock out in the Roisin Dubh, you’ll be sure to find something that tickles your fancy!
The Irish pubs are world-famous for their charm! If you choose to study in Galway, you’ll see that our pub nights are the stuff that legends are made of!