More about Galway
Galway is known as Ireland's Cultural Heart and is renowned for its vibrant lifestyle and numerous festivals, celebrations, and sporting events. Every July, Galway hosts the Galway Film Fleadh and the Galway Arts Festival, which is known for its famous Macnas parade. The world renowned Galway Racing Festival takes place at the end of July. Galway has a vibrant and varied musical scene. As in most Irish cities, traditional music is popular and is kept alive in pubs and by street performers. Galway City, However, has a reputation among Irish cities for being associated with the Irish language, music, song and dancing traditions. It is sometimes referred to as the 'Bilingual Capital of Ireland'. Galway experiences a year-round mild, moist, temperate and changeable climate, due to the prevailing winds of the North Atlantic Current with no temperature extremes.