The capital of Ireland’s Western seaboard, Galway is one of Europe’s fastest growing cities. Known as the ‘City of the Tribes’, the city’s colourful medieval streets rub shoulders with some of Ireland’s finest craft shops, boutiques and shopping centres. If shopping isn’t your thing, discover the true ‘craic’ in Galway’s famous traditional pubs and modern nightclubs. With the University on the city’s edge, Galway is guaranteed a high proportion of young people throughout the academic year, maintained in summer by the city’s vibrant festivals and nightlife. Galway offers a wide range of entertainment, such as theatres, pubs, traditional music, street entertainment, galleries, shopping centres, restaurants and bistros. There is something to suit everyone’s taste in Galway!
As Corrib Village is located on the grounds of NUI Galway, guests have the fantastic option to book the sports facilities at the University, which include a multi-purpose sports hall, tennis and squash courts, all-weather pitches, plus a synthetic track. There is also a gymnasium, fitness centre and health unit with saunas, changing rooms and fun fitness classes. To view NUI Galway’s interactive campus map click here .There are also numerous sporting facilities off-campus which are very close by (please note that local charges apply) such as the Connacht Sports Ground (Connacht Rugby) and the Greyhound Track. In addition, Pure Skill, Fusion of Sport, is a 25,000 sq ft indoor sports and leisure destination located in Knocknacarra, only minutes from Galway city centre. Using advanced, automated and electronic technologies, Pure Skill is the first of its kind in the world. Or, if water sports is your thing, why not opt for a Kayakmor sea kayaking tour?
Galway is the multicultural capital of Ireland, where the native Irish language of Connemara mixes with the native tongues of mainland Europe, Asia and beyond. It is the gateway to the rugged beauty of the Burren, the Cliffs of Moher, the Aran Islands and the Gaeltacht where Irish (or Gaelic) is still a live community language. The breathtaking scenery and historical landmarks which Galway possesses continue to inspire visitors year on year. The area is a paradise for the golfer, angler (deep-sea and freshwater), walker or water sports enthusiast. You will find activities to suit all tastes and moods, from hill-walking to pub-crawling! For more information on all that Galway has to offer, click here. Remember that while staying in Corrib Village, you can avail of the FREE shuttle bus service to the Tourist Office daily, so planning your holiday in Galway is easy!
One of the biggest attractions of Galway has to be the array of exciting festivals taking place throughout the summer months. Soak up the vibrant atmosphere of the Galway Arts Festival from 15th-18th July 2013 or why not try your luck at the Galway Races from 29th July to 4th August? The choices are endless for summer 2013…take a look below at some of our favourites.
Galway Film Fleadh – www.galwayfilmfleadh.com
Galway Arts Festival – www.galwayartsfestival.com
Galway Races – www.galwayraces.com
Galway Oyster Festival – www.galwayoysterfest.com
Trad on the Prom – www.tradontheprom.com
Galway and the West of Ireland provide ample golf courses to choose from, with many just a short distance from Corrib Village, including Glenlo Abbey Golf Club, Galway Golf Club, Barna Golf and Country Club and Galway Bay Golf Club.
The Galway Tour Company provides daily tours to Connemara, the Burren and the Cliffs of Moher, in addition to Galway City tours. Tickets are available for purchase at Corrib Village reception. Buses pick up from Corrib Village each morning.