Galway, located on the west coast of Ireland, is considered by many to be the top city to visit on the island. The city’s laid back bohemian atmosphere coupled with the friendliness of the locals makes for a truly Irish experience that one might be dreaming of. The outlying areas of County Galway are as equally attractive as the untouched lands of Connemara provide endless beauty that seems to go on forever. Renting a car in Galway allows you the freedom and flexibility to explore the famous medieval city as well as the stunning scenery of the county on a whole.
Europcar Galway is located on the outskirts of the city, excellently placed to start your adventure in one of the most fascinating parts of Ireland. Hiring a car gives you the freedom to explore County Galway as well as the opportunity to see the Cliffs of Moher and the Burren. Our location can cater to leisure customers and business customers, availing of the flexible short, medium and long term business fleet management service offered by Europcar and customers renting a van.
Galway City is the best place on the island to experience the world renowned Irish ‘craic’, which makes Galway one of the most alluring locations on the island. The history of the city is a long and interesting one, once the main port of Ireland which saw huge traffic coming from Spain and Portugal. The Spanish Arch, which can be found in the city centre, is where these ships would have passed through and still stands today. Remnants of Galway’s medieval past are still visible today in the remains of the town walls and the many cobbled streets. The laid back lifestyle and beautiful views will put any visitor at ease. There’s plenty to see and do around the city mostly based around the cultural aspect of life. The arts are wells supported throughout, from the plentiful street performers to grand theatres, live music gigs and comedy shows. The many pubs around the city provide the social setting for locals and tourists alike, if you’re in Galway be sure to visit one of the more traditional Irish pubs and experience a traditional music session.
North of Galway City is Connemara, a beautiful sprawling land that will have you reaching for your camera at every turn. The flat plains are home to some of the last remaining Irish language speakers in the country, if you visit the local pub or shop you’ll hear the locals conversing in the native tongue. The people of Connemara are incredibly friendly and will appreciate if you try your hand at a few words of Gaeilge. The beautiful landscape is watched over by rocky mountains known as ‘The Twelve Pins’ from which you can get a glorious view of the vast open land.
Looking out from Galway Bay you’ll see a group of islands known as the Aran Islands. If you’ve made the trip to the west of Ireland it would be a shame to miss out on the majesty and history that these small outcrops of land have to offer. These islands are home to ancient ring forts, churches, and some of the last remaining Irish speakers in Ireland. The most impressive structure on any of these islands is ‘Dun Aonghus’. This great stone fortress is located on Inishmore, perched atop a high rising cliff you’ll find fascinating guided tours as well as fabulous views of Galway Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. The islands are only accessible by ferry or by air for a small fee.