Galway City, the capital of Connaught, is the fourth largest city in the Republic of Ireland after Dublin ,Cork and Limerick. The city has experienced very rapid growth in recent years.
Most industry and factories in Galway, like the rest of Ireland, are hi-tech basis (e.g. ICT, medical equipment, electronics, chemicals, etc.) due to the Celtic Tiger economic boom. Tourism is also of major importance to the city.
Galway is nicknamed Ireland's Cultural Heart (Croí Cultúrtha na hÉireann) and is renowned for its vibrant lifestyle and numerous festivals, celebrations and events.
Galway is one of the most vibrant cities in the west of Europe. Though it may be small in size it is as cosmopolitan as any- with two universities and numerous private colleges .Galway combines the essence of Irish culture with the energy supplied by our large student population.
Galway is also the home to many of Irelands’ biggest festivals and as such is a major tourist destination.