Galway Claddagh Raven Terrace with Father Griffin
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Galway is a city on the west coast of Ireland. This relatively small place (75,000 inhabitants) is the third largest city of the country, after Dublin and Cork, and it is considered as Ireland's cultural capital.

Galway has a vibrant and varied musical scene. Music is everywhere, and traditional Celtic music is kept alive by street performers and in many pubs all over the city. It's literally impossible to go out and not to enjoy live music played in any of the multiple Irish pubs that populate the centre.

Although it's not a big city, Galway holds two universities, and it is also a very popular destination for those who want to learn and improve their English. This makes the Galway atmosphere very young and international, with full of expats from everywhere.

I lived in Galway for two years and I keep really good memories of that period. To me, Galway is the most beautiful and vibrant place in Ireland, and unlike Dublin, you still can feel the authentic and traditional Irish music. I recommend everyone visiting Ireland to spend at least one day in Galway. You will not regret it!

The picture was taken from one of the most emblematic places of the city: The Claddagh. In particular, this is the cross of Father Griffin Rd with Raven Terrace.

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