24 Hours In Galway, Ireland

Glenys Biloholowski is a student at Rowan University and an ISA Featured Blogger. She is studying abroad with ISA in Galway, Ireland.

Galway is the third largest city in Ireland, yet many may fight to say that Galway is the most vibrant city in the country. A few years back in 2007, Galway was named the 14th most popular tourist destination in all of Europe. This is clearly understood by the culture and life that radiates from the locals, shops, and sites throughout the city. Within my first 24 hours here, I was sure the great city of Galway was the place for me because…

24 hours in Galway
The National University of Ireland at Galway

National University of Ireland at Galway. This is my home for the next five months and after seeing this building I knew I made the best decision I have yet.

24 hours in Galway
Shop Street

Shop Street, the main hub of the city and the street where my memories began and continue to grow.

24 hours in Galway
Galway Bay

My father always told me to watch the sunset over Galway Bay, definitely a perfect moment.

24 hours in GalwayOne of my favorite views in Galway, the pictures seem unreal and the vibes next to the river are indescribable.

24 hours in Galway
St. Nicholas Cathedral

One of the most famous sites in Galway, St. Nicholas Cathedral took my breath away. The mosaic and the wood accents made the cathedral unforgettable.

24 hours in GalwayTraveling along the river towards Galway Bay I could not resist snapping a picture of a sign of pride along the water.

24 hours in GalwayVisiting pubs for traditional Irish music definitely made my night, the people, music, friends and tradition made me feel right at home.

24 hours in GalwayGo to the market on Saturday they said . . . try the doughnuts they said . . . now I am there every Saturday.


The world awaits…discover it.


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