Galway is a place of legends. In a sheltered cove on Ireland’s lush, rugged west coast, the popular university city is a hub of Celtic culture, where the ancient mixes with the modern, a long way from anything resembling hustle or bustle. A port that was once the main point of contact between Ireland and Europe, via the French and Spanish boats that would arrive for trade, 21st-century Galway is a treat for the senses and one of the most culturally vibrant cities in the British Isles. Learn English in Galway with ESL and see another side of Ireland.
Spectacular rocky landscapes, divine beaches and the strikingly lush colours of the local countryside will leave you inspired. The beaches around Salthill are particularly pleasant and offer ideal locations to set up for a picnic when the weather is fine. Watch a spectacular sunset over Galway Bay or enjoy original Irish theatre at the Taibhdhearc na Gaillimhe. Explore the winding laneways and small, independent shops of the city centre or enjoy a Guinness at the pub. They say it tastes better in Ireland!
An English course at our partner language school in Galway is an excellent way to discover the city. But, while English is the main language of Galway, you will also hear plenty of Gaelic being spoken: nearly ten percent of locals speak the ancient language. This traditional vein heavily influences local culture and you will find great traditional music every night of the week in the pubs around the bay. Traditional Irish sports such as gaelic football and hurling attract big crowds and allow you a truly authentic experience.