14 May, 2009

Traveling the Greens in Galway, Ireland


If you don’t mind a bit of rain and humidity, then you must travel to Ireland and visit their 3rd largest city, Galway. With temperatures in the 70’s in July, this mild climate is sure to attract many a summer traveler. Its long summer days will let you experience all this city has to offer.

Galway is known for its many cultural activities. In July you will drawn the annual festival with live music from some of Ireland’s most noted musicians. What better way to view an outdoor show then on the banks of the river. Then, you will be taken to Carnival with one of the wildest parades you have ever been to. Full of performers and colorful costumes, you’ll enjoy it as they dance through the streets of Galway.

In September is the annual oyster fest. Feast on succulent oysters, salmon and other delights. Wash it down with a pint of Guinness or a sip of wine. Be witness to one of the top oyster eating competitions in the world. They come from all over the world to compete. You can even see the crowning the “Pearl” of the festival the annual festival queen. Four days of activities featuring balls and parties full of food and drink seems like a great travel getaway!

To improve pedestrian traffic downtown, in Galway, the streets are closed to all traffic, making shopping a pleasant experience. There are boutiques and delis with and a few of your usual tourist stores. There is also a shopping district where shops with many local artists are there to sell their wares.

Start your touring with a travel guide to help you through the parks and discover the true beauty of this city. From the docks to the museums, your trip to Galway will be a pleasant memory of your trip to Ireland.



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