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County Galway is one of the traditional Counties of Ireland. It is located in the province of Connacht. It was named after the city of Galway. There are several strongly Irish-speaking areas in the west of the county.

Galway - the third largest and the fastest growing city in Ireland and the only city in the province of Connacht. It is located on the west coast of Ireland. In Irish, Galway is also called Cathair na Gaillimhe (City of Galway).  The city takes its name from the Gaillimh river (River Corrib) that formed the western boundary of the earliest settlement, which was called Dún Bhun na Gaillimhe (meaning "fort at the foot of the Gaillimh"). 

The word Gaillimh means "stony" as in "stony river" (the mythical and alternative derivations are given in History of Galway). The city also bears the nickname City of the Tribes / Cathair na dTreabh because "fourteen tribes" (merchant families) led the city in its Hiberno-Norman period. 

The term tribes was often a derogatory phrase in Cromwellian times. The merchants would have seen themselves as English gentry, and hence were loyal to the King. Their uncertain reaction to the siege of Galway by Cromwellian forces earned them this label, which they subsequently adopted in defiance.
Ailleacht an Ghleanna (Ref: 3610) Self catering house in Inverin, Ireland
This four star holiday home is set in a beautiful little glen right on the shores of Galway Bay. It enjoys a majestic view of Galway Bay, the Burren, Cliff’s of Moher and the Aran Islands. All set against the back drop of the rocky rugged beauty of the Connemara Landscape. Providing the best in modern self catering accommodation it is the ideal holiday location to explore the beautiful surrounding areas of Connemara, Mayo and the Burren. There are some of the most beautiful beaches and little cove’s dotted along this stretch of coast line from Barna to Carna where the clear blue waters of the Atlantic is an irresistible invitation to swimmers, snorkels and scuba divers. Carraroe has a wonderful little coral beach which is just a short drive away, while the nearest beach to the house is just a 2 minute walk. Galway city is nearly a 20 minute drive depending on traffic, set at the mouth of the river Corrib.  Sleeps 4.
Beautful Cottage (Ref: 25534) Self catering cottage in Rosmuc, Connemara, Ireland
This holiday home is set amidst the rugged Connemara landscape with sea ,shore & mountain views. The property is secluded . The sitting room which has very comfortable sofa, 2 armchairs & a fireplace. It has a patio door with views overlooking the sea and mountains - ideal for relaxing after a day exploring the beauty of Connemara! Directly from the property you can enjoy walks, treks and cycling along the quiet country roads and to the nearby harbours on the picturesque coast.  The cottage comprises 2 bedrooms in total; 1 double, 1 twin and 1 cots, 2 of the bedrooms with en-suite facilities. . This gives room for up to 4 people. Bed linen and towels are provided for your use. There is room for 4 in the living room and 6 in the dining room. The open fire can be used to create a comfortable atmosphere. To prepare food you will find a cooker, an oven, a microwave, a fridge, a freezer, a kettle, a toaster. You will also find a dish washer, a washing machine, a clothes drier, an iron and ironing board.  Sleeps 4.
Galway Bay Villa (Ref: 52813) Self catering cottage in Spiddle Inverin, Ireland
Location: Seaside - near Spiddle. Detached dormer bungalow for 6 By the SEA with a Large Jacuzzi bath and Satellite TV.  Set on a spectacular road right by the sea(right on the sea with clear views of the burren, cliffs of moher and the aran islands) with beautiful maple floors throughout, this dormer bungalow has been tastefully designed and decorated, the main bedroom features a kingsize sleigh bed. Just 3 miles from Spiddal, well known for its beaches, restaurants and traditional music, song and dance.  Ideal for touring Connemara National Park and sailing to the Aran Islands. Galway City is 15 miles away, which hosts art and cultural festivals and the famous Galway Races in the summer. With lots of quaint pubs, shops and a market on Saturday morning. Pub 10 mins walk. Shop 15 mins walk.  Sleeps 7.
Thatched cottage (Ref: 25592) self-catering cottage in Rosmuc, Connemara, Ireland
Surrounded by the sea with the majestic Connemara Mountains in the background, this scenic area is one of the few remaining areas devoid of commercialism. A calming place to relax and unwind with leisurely walks and the inspiration of the poet Padraig Pearce. It is a delightful base from which to explore the region from the craft villages to the Aran Islands or sample the delights of the city.  There is room for 6 in the living room and 6 in the dining room. The open fire can be used to create a comfortable atmosphere. To prepare food you will find a cooker, an oven, a microwave, a fridge, a freezer, a kettle, a toaster. You will also find a dish washer, a washing machine, an iron and ironing board. The owner has also provided cutlery, crockery, glassware, cooking utensils.   Sleeps 7.

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