Galway City lies on the cusp of the stunning wilds of galway 1Connemara.

You might have heard that Galway is European Capital of Culture in 2020 we are so excited about the work,  the people and opportunities this will bring to our great city. We may be slightly biased, but we think that visiting TULCA provides an excellent introduction to much of what city has to offer!

Arty, bohemian Galway (Gaillimh) is renowned for its pleasures. Brightly painted pubs heave with live music, while cafes offer front-row seats for observing street performers, weekend parties, lovers entwined and more.

Steeped in history, the city nonetheless has a contemporary vibe. Students make up a quarter of its population, and remnants of the medieval town walls lie between shops selling Aran sweaters, handcrafted Claddagh rings and stacks of second-hand and new books. Bridges arch over the salmon-filled River Corrib, and a long promenade leads to the seaside suburb of Salthill, on Galway Bay, the source of the area’s famous oysters.

Getting Here


Our Festival Partner  City Link offer some great deals and operates six main routes offering 100 daily departures – Express services from Galway to Dublin City and Dublin Airport, Express services from Galway to Limerick, Cork City & Cork Airport, Express services from Limerick to Dublin Airport,  Commuter services from Galway to Athlone/ Dublin City & Dublin Airport and Commuter services from Galway to Clifden, and run up to 100 daily services to and from Galway city with all their coaches offering free wifi and sockets.


Galway is accessible via the following routes:
N17 from the North (Sligo and Donegal)
M6 from the East (Athlone & Dublin)
N18 from the South (Shannon, Limerick and Cork)


From Galway, there are eight return services to Dublin and six return services to Limerick daily. For more details, contact Iarnrod Eireann on 1850 366 222 or from outside Ireland on +353 1 836 6222. Galway’s Ceannt Station is located right in the city centre, adjacent to Eyre Square.


Festival accommodation partners The Connacht Hotel is a popular Galway hotel, located on the main Dublin road as you enter Galway City Centre. The hotel has a great advantage of extensive free parking and a regular bus route close by the hotel entrance with direct access to the city centre and business parks.

Due to its prime location , The Connacht Hotel is the accommodation choice for many people who visit Galway, for business and pleasure. Within close proximity to the city centre, tourist attractions, hospitals and Galway’s largest corporate business parks and industrial estates.


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