Young university city on the Atlantic coast
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Galway is known as the City of the Tribes. It is a popular tourist destination, and was recently voted the world’s friendliest city. It’s the Irish charm! Galway sits on the Atlantic coast. You can smell the salt in the air and hear the cackle of the seagulls. It can also be wet and windy. Galway is a young city with a young vibe—20,000 of its 100,000 inhabitants are students.

The old city has cobbled streets, plenty of brightly–coloured shops and busy cafes. Like most of Ireland, there’s lots of music and nightlife in clubs, pubs and on street corners.

For sporty students, the city offers golf, fishing, horse–back–riding, windsurfing, sailing, hiking and falconry.

When you have had too much fun and not enough sleep, you can get on the ferry and head over to the Aran Islands . These three small islands, at the mouth of Galway Bay, are a trip back in time.