County Galway is located in the West Region of Ireland and
acquired its name from the city of Galway which the majority of the population
The main towns located in this beautiful county are Athenry, Ballinasloe,
Clifden and Loughrea, all of which are popular destinations due to their close
proximity to The Twelve Bens Mountains to the south and the Maamturks to the
The county’s coastline is dotted with islands – the Aran Islands being the main
attraction – but it is also possible to visit Inishbofin and Inishturk. A place
of natural beauty, the county has several freshwater lakes where keen fishermen
congregate to try their luck at catching the trout and salmon living there. The
largest of these lakes is Lough Corrib.
Additionally, many of the county’s beaches have earned
themselves Blue Flag status – the most popular of which are found in the
Roundstone and Renvyle areas.
As well as offering so much for nature lovers and those who
like to get out in the great outdoors, County Galway is also well-known for its
many festivals. The Galway Races, Galway Arts Festival and the Clarinbridge
Oyster Festival are just a few highlights on the calendar.
With so much going on, it is easy to see why County Galway
is so popular with Brits moving to Ireland, people returning to Ireland or
those on the look-out for lucrative investment opportunities.