Galway

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What county is Galway in?

It is the county town of County Galway, which is named after it. It lies on the River Corrib between Lough Corrib and Galway Bay, and is the sixth most populous city in the island of Ireland and the fourth most populous in the Republic of Ireland, with a population at the 2016 Census of 79,934.

What is Galway like to visit?

Welcome to Galway. Galway is one of the brightest and most intriguing jewels of the West of Ireland. It marks the halfway point on the Wild Atlantic Way and is the only city on the entire 2500km route. The city is wild and bohemian, and at the same time full of culture, artistry, exceptional food and music.

What is the Galway Gaeltacht?

Galway City is also home to Irelands only Irish-language theatre, Taibhdhearc na Gaillimhe. There is a strong Irish-language media presence in this area too, which boasts the radio station Raidió na Gaeltachta and Foinse newspaper in Carraroe and national TV station TG4 in Baile na hAbhann. The Aran Islands are also part of the Galway Gaeltacht.

What is the difference between Galway City Council and County Galway?

Galway City Council and Galway County Council are the local authorities for the respective local government areas. The local government area of County Galway includes some suburbs of the city not within the city area.

Where is Galway located in Ireland?

It is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean (west) and by Counties Mayo (north), Roscommon (north and east), Offaly (east), Tipperary (southeast), and Clare (south). The county seat, Galway city, on Galway Bay, is administratively independent of the county.

How many townlands are there in County Galway?

Ireland portal This is a sortable table of the approximately 4,556 townlandsin County Galway, Ireland. [1][2] It does notshow townlands in the Civil Parish of Inishbofin that were transferred to Galway from Mayo in 1873 or a few townlands transferred into Galway in 1899 to complete the Ballinsloe Town boundary. [citation needed]

What is Galway like to visit?

Galway is the county town of County Galway on the west coast of Ireland. Its Irelands fourth largest city, with a population in 2016 of 79,934, but its historic centre on the east bank of the River Corrib is compact and colourful. Photo: Meep, CC BY-SA 3.0.

What constituency is Galway in?

The county is part of the Midlands–North-West constituency for the purposes of European elections. For elections to Dáil Éireann, the county is part of three constituencies: Galway East, Galway West and Roscommon–Galway. Together they return 11 deputies ( TDs) to the Dáil.

Where is the Galway Gaeltacht and islands?

The Galway Gaeltacht and Islands covers extensive parts of County Galway. The Gaeltacht stretches from Baile Chláir, to the east of the city to Cloch na Ron in west Connemara, a distance of approx. 100km and from Oileáin Árann northwards to Duiche Sheoigheach which borders County Mayo.

What is the Gaeltacht?

The Gaeltacht is the term used to refer to those areas of Ireland where the Irish language (Gaeilge) is still spoken as a community language, and its culture and traditions are very much alive and thriving. These Irish speaking communities are scattered over seven counties and four provinces.

Which city in Ireland has the largest Gaeltacht?

Galway has the largest Gaeltacht (Irish speaking community) in Ireland. The other Gaeltacht areas cover extensive parts of counties Donegal, Mayo and Kerry and also parts of counties Cork, Meath and Waterford. The Merriman Hotel in Kinvara, Co. Galway has the biggest thatched roof in Ireland.

What is the population of Galway County Ireland?

The Galway County (Irish: Gaeltacht Chontae na Gaillimhe) and Galway City (Irish: Gaeltacht Chathair na Gaillimhe) Gaeltachtaí have a combined population of 48,907 and represent 47% of total Gaeltacht population. The Galway Gaeltacht encompasses a geographical area of 1,225 km 2 (473 sq mi).

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