Galway City of Tribes

We were really looking forward to seeing Galway especially once we found out my husband is a decedent of one of the 14 tribes or princes. He is part of the Morris family.  He is a list of Galway's founding families and their history:

AthyBlakeBodkinBrowneD'arcyDeaneFfontFfrenchJoyceKirwanLynchMartinMorrisSkerritt

Flags of the 14 tribes of Galway


Galway is a very walkable city, especially the medieval streets with lots of shops and landmarks such as Lynch's Castle, St. Nicholas Church where the market is held, the innovative city Museum, Spanish Arch and cobblestoned Latin quarter.   Be sure to check out Claddagh ring an area with lost so restaurants and pubs. The West End also features many restaurants and pubs.

Latin Quarter Galway


We especially enjoyed wandering the Latin Quarter and walking along the bay.  We were pleasantly surprised to find a traditional Irish music concert being offered at  St. Nicholas Collegiate Church, Lombard St, Galway, H91 PY20, Ireland. St Nicholas opened in 1320 and is the largest medieval parish church in Ireland. concerts are often held at the church including classical and traditional music of Ireland.

St. Nicholas Collegiate Church








Galway has a Spanish and Celtic seafaring history it has a large active harbor dating back to the 10th century,  more about the harbor, https://theportofgalway.ie.

Video Tour of Galway, Ireland









We stayed at the 4 star Hotel Meyrick has been Galway’s leading destination for over 160 years. Overlooking Eyre Square, Hotel Meyrick is one of the most elegant 4-star city centre Galway hotels. Hotel Meyrick combines a stunning Victorian hotel with a superbly convenient location.

It is a perfect place, close to  shops to explore, theatres to delight, restaurants to sample and nightlife to enjoy, all a short walk


The Corrib River is a major part of Galway dividing the city in half.  It flows from Lough Corrib through Galway to Galway Bay.  It is popular with local whitewater kayakers as well as several rowing clubs and pleasure craft. The depth of this river reaches up to 94 feet.






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