Theme Week Ireland – Castlebar

27 March 2018 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General Reading Time:  7 minutes

Linenhall Street © - Rambling Traveler/cc-by-sa-2.0

Linenhall Street © – Rambling Traveler/cc-by-sa-2.0

Castlebar (Irish: Caisleán an Bharraigh, meaning “Barry’s Castle”) is the county town of County Mayo. It is the largest town in County Mayo. The town is linked by railway to Dublin, Westport and Ballina. The main route by road is the N5. Its economy is primarily service-based. Castlebar is traditionally a market town, and it is still a major destination for shoppers from all over the west of Ireland. It boasts an increasing number of national and international chain stores, and several new shopping areas have been developed in the past 10–12 years on what were considered the outskirts of the town. Castlebar is the second largest retail centre in the Connacht province, after Galway   read more…

Galway has everything for a relaxing city break

17 November 2011 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, European Union, European Capital of Culture Reading Time:  11 minutes

The Tribes of Galway on Eyre Square © - Eoin Gardiner

The Tribes of Galway on Eyre Square © – Eoin Gardiner

Galway (Cathair na Gaillimhe) is a city in County Galway, Republic of Ireland. It is the fifth largest and the fastest-growing city in Ireland. It is also the third largest city within the Republic and the only city in the Province of Connacht. Located on the west coast of Ireland, it sits on the River Corrib between Lough Corrib and Galway Bay. The population of Galway’s Borough area is 75,414 according to the 2011 census.   read more…

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