Galway is a vibrant city loved by all visitors! A city of festivals where there is always something to see or do from watching the buskers on Shop Street to taking in a show in the Town Hall theatre or simply basking in the beauty of Eyre Square watching the hustle and bustle of city life.
Galway was first recorded in 1124 when a fort was built there. However the town was founded in the 13th century. In the Middle Ages Galway was an important port. The main import was wine. Exports included wool, skins and leather. Fast forward to the 20th Century and Galway was still a busy port. Exports included farm produce, wool and marble. Industries in Galway in the 20th century included iron, milling, furniture making and hat making. At the end of the century modern industries such as engineering, IT and electronics began to replace the traditional industries in Galway. Galway became an important local shopping centre for the County. Due to this increase in demand Eyre Shopping Centre opened in 1991.
As mentioned previously many visitors flock to Galway for their shopping needs. The Eyre Square Centre is considered the main destination for many with the smaller Corbett Court Shopping Centre supplementing this. Those eager to discover the history of the city go to see the Spanish Arch. The Spanish Arch and the Caoċ Arch in Galway city, Ireland, are two remaining arches on the Ceann an Bhalla that was built in 1584. The city also has a vibrant food scene with fresh seafood caught in the Atlantic Ocean that can be on a customers plate that very evening. A city with strong pub scene has also gained recognition from featuring in an Ed Sheeran song.
Parking with Q-Park in Galway provides a safe and secure facility for customers to leave their car in as they explore Galway from a central location.