Seniors Gather in Galway

Galway has been a favorite place for seniors to gather for years, especially if you are of Irish background. It’s considered to be the “most Irish part of Ireland.”  It’s also called simply “The City of Galway” and is located in the West Region in the province of Connacht.

Galway lies on the River Corrib between Lough Corrib and Galway Bay and is surrounded by County Galway. It is the fourth most populous city in the state and the fastest growing on the island of Ireland. The city has many relics of its medieval past and is worth taking time to explore on foot. It has changed considerably over the last number of years and features a fascinating juxtaposition of new and ancient architecture.

Senior Visitors Walk in Galway

Here’s a brief history that takes senior citizens back as far as 1232. Today it’s a thriving, bohemian, cultural city that is a popular seaside destination with several attractive beaches.  Tourists flock annually to the Galway Arts Festival, a leading Irish festival.

One of best things about Galway is that senior visitors can walk everywhere. As soon as you arrive, enjoy a walk through the city streets. Here seniors will find lively pubs, independent shops and winding cobblestone streets packed with students, artists, writers and craftspeople. I’ve discovered some neat tours for you to consider taking in Galway.

The NY Times has planned out a 36 hour vacation for us in Galway. The City Museum is highlighted with exhibitions that focus on archeology, local history, arts and crafts. As per usual TripAdvisor has their sign hanging out over Galway inviting seniors to come and take in the 166 B&Bs and 58 other attractions.

Driving in Ireland is another story for those of us who drive on the right side of the road. But here’s some good advice if you choose to drive, told with a little Irish humor. I just loved this video having driven in England.

Discover Ireland features a helpful map, things to do, where to stay, attractions, food and drink and more. And this One Stop Does All link may be all you need to uncover all that you can enjoy in Galway and adds to the list.

This is a fun URL.  Punch in the View the Background in the lower right hand corner of the screen and go from there. Fun and what an enticing view huh? Also go to the Next Beautiful image arrow on the right hand side and you’ll see why senior visitors love Galway. jeb

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