Galway takes its name from the Gaillimh river (River Corrib) that formed the western boundary of the earliest settlement. Gaillimh means “stony” as in “stony river”. The city also bears the nickname “City of the Tribes” (Cathair na dTreabh) because “fourteen tribes of” 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 Irish gentry and loyal to the King. They subsequently adopted the term as a badge of honour and pride in defiance of the town’s Cromwellian occupiers.
Galway is the third largest city in the Republic of Ireland after Dublin and Cork. Galway is known as Ireland’s Cultural Heart and is renowned for its vibrant lifestyle and numerous festivals, celebrations and events. Every July, Galway hosts the Galway Arts Festival. Galway has a vibrant and varied musical scene as well as being a major centre for Traditional Irish Music.
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