Galway City initially shaped from a little angling town situated in the territory close to the Spanish Arch called ‘The Claddagh’ where the River Corrib meets Galway Bay. Galway later turned into a walled town in the year 1232 after the domain was caught by the Anglo Normans lead by Richard De Burgo. The town walls, a few segments of which can be seen today close to the Spanish Arch, were erected around 1270. A charter was conceded in 1396 by Richard II which passed the governing powers onto 14 vendor families, referred to locally as the 14 tribes of Galway.
The 14 tribes enjoyed their freedom however kept their attachments to the British crown. As a result of its location on the Atlantic, Galway turned into a flourishing seaport for spices, wine and fish, and built up a lively trade with other European nations. The docks murmured with the coming and going of boats from outside lands, even Christopher Columbus is said to have arrived at Galway on the way to his memorable voyage over the Atlantic in 1492. Galway’s strategic coastal position and natural harbor zone brought about a fruitful trade with both Portugal and Spain and the city flourished for quite a long time. Nevertheless in 1651 with the entry of Cromwell the region entered an extensive stretch of decrease. Other unmistakable ocean ports rose on the east drift, to be specific Dublin and Waterford and trade with Spain came nearly to an end. Numerous years would go before Galway would again achieve such properity however the inheritance of the urban towns long and beautiful history is obvious in the character and style of the city.
Galway City today is a flourishing, bohemian, social city on the western shoreline of Ireland. Alongside being a famous ocean destination with lovely shorelines and long winding promenade, it likewise has a humming cosmopolitan city centre. The city is a delight to investigate with its overly complex cobbled lanes, bright shop exteriors and busy bistro/bar culture. The city is additionally outstanding for its numerous celebrations during the year with large groups gathering for the yearly Galway Arts Festival, Races and various different occasions. Old Ireland is available too with turf fires and customary music including in numerous bars to compliment your pleasure in a very much earned pint of Guinness. Go for a night walk along the promenade and watch the dusk over Galway Bay or watch the salmon anglers in the River Corrib from the ideal vantage purpose of the Salmon Weir Bridge.