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  • Aron Islands
    If you are at Galway, should should take a boat to the Aron Islands. There are 3 islands and at least the main islands offers you a great landscape, quiet and nice, together with ancient history monuments. [...]
    D: 28.3mi00
  • The well known fishermen city
    You really should try the fish meals at Galway, always fresh from the sea. [...]
    D: 0.6mi00

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Galway History

Galway was named after the river that runs through the city, Gaillimh. The city was founded in 1124 by the first High King of Ireland west of Shannon. The budding settlement was attacked several times by the Danes of Limerick, and it was captured around 1230 by William Mor de Burgh, who became King of Connacht. Under the Burghs, Galway flourished and in the 14th century, the town petitioned the British Crown for independence. A large number of English-sympathizing merchants formed the economic base of the town, and these enterprising people did not like the fact that the local lords tried to control their business. Independence made Galway [...]

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