The city is famous as the “Cultural Heart of Ireland” because of its vibrant lifestyle and numerous festivals, celebrations and events.
Galway city is also the unofficial capital of the Gaeltacht that is an area in the west of Ireland where the Irish language (Gaeilge) is still kept and actively spoken.
Galway city is a major centre for traditional Irish music. Street performers who keep traditional Irish music alive, are widely spread everywhere in the narrow streets and among the old buildings in the city centre of that small, coastal town.
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