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  Images of County Galway - John Casey
The economy of county Galway is based largely upon the growing of wheat, oats, barley, and potatoes and the raising of sheep, pigs, and poultry.
The principal towns of the county are the county borough Galway, Ballinasloe, Tuam, and Loughrea.
Galway became a Royal Borough in 1396 and when in 1484 Richard III of England gave it mayor status, power was transferred from the de Burgo to the leading fourteen tribes or merchant families.
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 Ireland - Sightseeing - County Galway
Galway City was originally a fishing village that by Medieval times had grown into a bustling walled town ruled by 14 merchant families whose names, Athy, Bodkin, and Ffench to mention a few, can still be seen on Galway store fronts today.
Galway is the unofficial art capital of Ireland and its lively arts scene peaks during the summertime Galway Arts Festival.
Galway's most famous monument, the Spanish Arch was built in the late sixteenth century during the war between England and Spain.
www.irelandby.com /sightseeing/sightseeing_galway.htm   (433 words)

  
 County Galway - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The territory of Aidhne lies in the south of the county and is coextensive with the diocese of Kilmacduagh.
County Galway is home to Lough Corrib (the largest lake in the Republic of Ireland) the Na Beanna Beola (Twelve Bens) mountain range, Na Sléibhte Mhám Toirc (the Maum Turk mountains), and the low mountains of Sliabh Echtghe (Slieve Aughty).
The population of the county as a whole at the April 2006 census was 231,052; however, when the city of Galway, which forms a separate administrative unit, was excluded, the population of the area under the control of Galway County Council was 159,052.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/County_Galway   (385 words)

  
 Ireland Travel Guide: County Galway
Galway is the second largest county in the country (after Cork) and is almost divided in two by Lough Corrib.
Situated on Galway Bay at the mouth of the River Corrib, this is the fastest growing city in Europe but don’t be put off by its sprawling suburbs, as it retains much of its historic charm.
Galway has been commercially important since the 11th century when it was a centre for trade with Spain and Portugal.
www.authenticireland.com /holiday/travel_guide/galway.htm   (1614 words)

  
 Galway County, Lewis, 1837 description ©Jane Lyons
Until the reign of Elizabeth, the county of Galway was regarded as part of the county of Connaught, which comprised all the province of the same name except the county of Roscommon.
The general fuel of the county is turf, of which the stores contained in the bogs of the western districts are deemed inexhaustible, and great quantities are taken by boats to the county of Clare, as well as to the isles of Arran, and the inner shores of Galway bay.
In a geological point of view the county may be considered as divided into two great regions, the lime-stoue and the granite: the high road from Galway to Oughterard nearly marks the division, which is also discernible to the eye of an intelligent observer by the decline of the verdant hue that enlivens the former.
www.from-ireland.net /lewis/g/galwaycounty.htm   (5364 words)

  
 BBC - h2g2 - Galway City, County Galway, Ireland
Galway is also remote from many of the more advanced trappings of civilisation, meaning that a trip to Dublin is required to enjoy anything from a gig by the biggest bands to shopping for designer clothing.
Galway was in steady decline during these years, and in 1841 lost its classification as a city.
Galway became an urban municipality again in 1937 and the city's fortunes took a turn for the better in the 1960s with the expansion of tourism and industry in the country.
www.bbc.co.uk /dna/h2g2/A320275   (4790 words)

  
 Galway Ireland Tourist Information Galway Attractions Galway West of Ireland Tourist Attractions Galway
Galway East, or East of Lough Corrib, is a fertile limestone plain extends to Roscommon
Galway city, known as the ‘city of the tribes’ with its seaside suburb of Salthill, is an important tourist centre and a gateway to the scenic areas of the county.
Richhad Martyn, Mayor of Galway, acquired the castle in the seventeenth century and it was subsequently purchased by Oliver Saint John Gogarty.
www.ebookireland.com /galway.htm   (1584 words)

  
 Information on County Galway
Galway is a large county divided into two contrasting regions by the expanse of Lough Corrib.
In the 1400’s, there began in Galway the rule of the 'Tribes', as the leading fourteen families were called.
Richhad Martyn, Mayor of Galway, acquired the castle in the seventeenth century and it was subsequently
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 Hotels in County Galway
Galway, GA Converted 18th century abbey with 138-acre estate, originally home to Galway?s tribal leaders, 4 km from the city centre.
Galway, GA A large, family-friendly hotel situated on the Salthill Promenade overlooking picturesque Galway Bay, two miles from Galway city centre and nine miles from...
Galway, GA 100 room hotel.The Ibis Galway hotel is ideally located for both business or leisure needs and is accessible from all major routes.
www.expedia.co.uk /daily/hotels/Ireland/CountyGalway.asp   (803 words)

  
 Galway Property - MyHome.ie — Properties for sale in county Galway.
Galway is one of Ireland’s favourite city and county.
Galway city is steeped in history and tradition and has fast become the most popular city for short breaks in Ireland.
The county has quickly become a popular location for holiday homes and cottages and many new homes, houses, country homes and apartments have been built tastefully over the years.
www.myhome.ie /galway-property.asp   (441 words)

  
 Destination Ireland - County Galway Guide
GALWAY CITY Known as the folk capital of the west Galway has a unique vibrancy and visitors arrive ready for enjoyment, the music and the 'crack'.
The seaside resort of Galway is known as Salthill and the village of Barna is on the coast road.
The Eastern part of County Galway is not as well known to the visitor as Galway City and the Aran Islands.
www.foundmark.com /Ireland/Northwest/Galway/Gyhomepage.html   (636 words)

  
 The Ireland Funds - Destination Galway   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Galway was granted a charter and city status in 1484 by Richard III and was proudly loyal to the English Crown for the next two hundred years.
Galway’s tightly packed town center lies on both sides of the river Corrib; most of the main shopping areas are east of the river.
Galway is the home of the versatile Druid Theatre Company in Chapel Lane; a relatively young company, it produces 6 new plays a year—many of them new works by Irish authors.
www.irlfunds.org /ireland/galway.asp   (1468 words)

  
 Teagasc - County Galway Rural Resource Study
In County Galway alone, three ED’s reported a decline in excess of one-quarter in the six-year period.
Galway Rural Development (GRD), a combined Leader and Area Partnership programme based in Athenry became joint partners with Teagasc in an agreed project and a staff member from GRD was seconded for much of the project duration.
Galway County Council through the auspices of the County Development Board included the study as an objective under the Galway County Strategy (2002-2012).
www.teagasc.ie /publications/2005/galwayresourcestudy/index.htm   (1092 words)

  
 Galway - City of the Tribes
Galway was famous at that time for it's involvement in the wine trade, particularly Spanish wines, and the Spanish influence is retained in an area of the city called the Spanish Arch.
Galway is the 'gateway' to Europe from the west and the off-shore islands are the last land before reaching the east coast of North America.
Galway is a place of festivals - the Arts festival in July, the Galway Festival Race Meeting, which lasts for all of 6 days at the end of July, the Oyster festivals in September and October, to name but a few.
www.moytura.com /galway.htm   (1989 words)

  
 GALWAY, IRELAND Travel Guide Information
Galway is the capital of the West of Ireland.
The coast road allows for fabulous views of Co. Clare and the Burren across the bay and approaching views of the Aran Islands in the distance.
Situated in the heart of the west of Ireland in County Galway, Connemara National Park covers some 2,000 hectares of scenic mountains, expanses of bogs and heaths, and grasslands.
www.travelireland.org /galway   (521 words)

  
 Ireland Guesthouses Galway Ireland Vacation Rentals
To the west, lying between the lake and the Atlantic, is Connemara - a region of superb scenic grandeur dominated by the rocky mountain range known as the Twelve Bens.
Galway City is an important tourist centre and a gateway to the scenic areas of the county.
Galway still has a very obvious merchant town feel with the city centre a warren of narrow lanes and paved street packed with interesting pubs and shops.
www.irishguesthouseguide.com /galway.htm   (165 words)

  
 Ireland Mid-West Online - County Galway Guide
County Galway is known as the 'stone wall County', due to the predominant use of stone walls as boundary markers throughout the county.
The county's principal town Galway City, situated by the sea, is a vibrant place, a hub of activity, always filled with entertaining street-life and many things to see and do.
History of Galway City - chronological history of the city including the reason why it is known as 'The City of Tribes'.
www.irelandmidwest.com /galway/index.htm   (416 words)

  
 Galway (county) - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Galway (county) - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Galway (county), county in the province of Connaught, Republic of Ireland, bounded by Mayo and Roscommon to the north, Roscommon, Offaly, and...
Galway (city) (in Gaelic, Gaillimh), city in western Republic of Ireland, in the county borough of County Galway, a seaport on Galway Bay.
uk.encarta.msn.com /Galway_(county).html   (116 words)

  
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Genealogy in Galway in the West of Ireland (Irish Family History Foundation) There are two designated family research centres serving County Galway which is located in the West of Ireland, in the Province of Connacht.
The East Galway Family History Society provides a Full Service for genealogical enquirers for the eastern half of County Galway from their centre at Woodford.
Clydagh is a rural area south-west of Headford town in Co. Galway on on the north-eastern shore of Lough Corrib.
www.labyrinth.net.au /~quibellg/galway.htm   (1793 words)

  
 County Galway Ireland : Total Ireland
Galway Arts Festival - The Galway Arts Festival is an annual festival held in the West of Ireland.
Galway Corporation Website - To provide, in a democratic and transparent manner,efficient and effective services which will make Galway a better place in which to live, work and visit.
Galway Now Magazine - Family reading with topics from health to home, art to architecture, fashion to food, language to law, music to motherhood, theatre to taxation.
www.totalireland.com /index/regional/galway/more2.htm   (241 words)

  
 County Galway travel guide - Wikitravel
County Galway is on the west coast of Ireland, in the province of Connacht, almost directly across the island from Dublin.
The interior is largely flat, while the Connemara, in the northwest is a region of ancient glacier scared mountains, blanket bog peatlands and rugged coastlines.
To top it off, there is also the urban landscape of Galway City, the west coast's largest city.
wikitravel.org /en/County_Galway   (344 words)

  
 County Galway castles and country houses from Villas International: over 25000 worldwide vacation rentals
This charming lakeside castle is a County Galway gem.
This house is located in Galway City, set in landscaped gardens near the shores of Galway Bay.
Only 20 miles from Galway City, the house is surrounded by rolling green hills and manicured gardens.
www.ireland-rentals.com /west_ireland/galway/castles_and_country_houses/index1.htm   (833 words)

  
 Galway County Council Home
View traffic disruptions in County Galway, also available are a list of intended & decided road closures, a list of extinguished roads and a list of declarations of roads to be made publis, both past and current.
Galway Co. Council launched the sale of thousands of High Visibility Vests to pedestrians and cyclists and other road users in County Galway, on Monday last, 25th September, ’06.
Galway County Council wishes to advise that with effect from Monday, 3rd April 2006 the current Parking Fines On-the-Spot (FOTS) system shall be replaced by a new Fixed Charge (FC) System.
www.galway.ie /en   (390 words)

  
 Breeds of Livestock - Galway Sheep
The Galway breed was developed in the West of Ireland,as a result of the importation of English Longwools from the late 17th century onwards.
The Galway is a large sheep, average bodyweight of mature ewes being 74kg.
The Galway ram is a good producer of crossbred ewes from hill breeds, and the Galway Greyface (Galway X Blackface) is particularly favored in Ireland.
www.ansi.okstate.edu /breeds/sheep/galway/index.htm   (716 words)

  
 County Galway hotels&accommodation-Galway Ireland vacation information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Welcome to County Galway, gateway to the west of Ireland and home to Galway city, the Connemara region and the Aran Islands…getaway from it all in glorious Galway.
We have a variety of properties to choose from with hotels in Galway, B&B accommodation in Galway, country cottages in Galway’s Connemara region or reserve one of the many apartments to rent in Galway County.
Galway city is seen as Ireland’s capital of the arts and hosts lots of colorful festivals and events throughout the year.
www.countygalway.com   (368 words)

  
 County Galway Vacation Rentals, County Galway Rentals, Condos, cabins, villas, cottages and vacation homes, , Ireland
County Galway Vacation Rentals can feature Condos, cabins, villas, cottages and vacation homes in County Galway Ireland.
County Galway Condos, cabins, villas, cottages and vacation homes in Ireland are an affordable vacation lodging option and are perfect to rent for family vacations, group travel, weddings, honeymoons, family reunions or anytime you want more space than a hotel room provides.
To search County Galway Vacation Rentals available for rent for specific travel dates enter your dates in the search boxes in the above left navigation area.
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