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Whether you are travelling for business or pleasure, VroomVroomVroom can help you find the perfect car hire in Galway. We compare deals from leading car rental companies including Budget and Enterprise so you can find a vehicle that best suits your budget and preference.

Galway is a beautiful city located in Ireland, in the West Region and is also part of the province of Connacht. Galway numbers approximately 76,778 inhabitants. Its name comes after the Gaillimh river (River Corrib). In addition, the city is nicknamed "City of the Tribes" and its history is very interesting. The city is a popular tourist destination as it's home to many attractions and it also known as Ireland's Cultural Heart.

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Best time to visit Galway

If you want to enjoy the warm weather and many exciting events, make sure to travel to Galway between July and October. One of Europe's leading arts festival, the Galway International Arts Festival is held every July. Foodies, on the other hand, should check out the Oyster Seafood Festival in September. If you want to avoid the crowd, you can visit during spring and fall seasons. 

Top Attractions within Galway

Galway Early Music Festival is one of the most popular and important events that take place in this area. The festival presents European music from the 12th to the 18th centuries. Aside from music, it also encourages dance and costumes. In this event participate professional and amateur musicians and the atmosphere is great, so if you love music and want to relax, but also to celebrate as an Irish, this event represents the perfect opportunity for that.

The Galway International Oyster Festival is a food festival that takes place annually in Galway during September. The first edition of the festival took place in 1954 and it was begun by Great Southern Hotel manager, called Brain Collins. The main events that take place during this festival in Galway are the Guinness Irish Oyster Opening Championship and the Guinness World Oyster Opening Championship. Other great events are a Mardi-Gras party and a beauty pageant, as well as various exhibitions.

Connemara National Park is a beautiful place in Galway where you will feel great. The air is fresh and views are wonderful. Here are also many entertainment facilities, so you will have a great time. The park is large, so kids can run around as much as they want.

Aniar Restaurant is a romantic venue where you will definitely enjoy a fresh and tasty meal. It features local cuisine and is definitely a worthwhile food and relaxing experience, so don't miss this restaurant in Galway.