Galway: Warm welcome to the best of the west
Visitors to the west of Ireland can enjoy a rich variety of cultural and outdoor activities, from Galway's bustling city streets to the mountains and coast of its hinterland.
Tourists continue to follow the allure of Galway's spectacular scenery, rich history and wide range of festivals. "More than 933,000 overseas visitors came to Co Galway in 2011, creating associated revenue of €345 million for the local economy," said Fiona Monaghan, head of operations at Fáilte Ireland West and Lakelands region.
"The tourism industry in Galway has proven particularly resilient and hard-working over the years, with operators making individual but also collective efforts to ensure...
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