Exploring Galway by the eyes of Scholar Ambassador Yvonne Waweru. Uncover her 5 favourite locations within the metropolis!
My identify is Yvonne. I’m at the moment a first-year Utilized Biology and Biopharmaceutical Science scholar at Atlantic Technological College (ATU). I moved from Nairobi, Kenya to Galway on the finish of the summer season of 2022, in late August. Regardless of solely having lived in Galway about three months, I wish to suppose I do know my means round sure components of town fairly effectively. Out of all of the locations I’ve visited to this point, right here’s some few of my favourites, to this point.
I hope this record turns out to be useful to anybody who finds themselves in Galway however doesn’t know what to do or the place to go.
1. The Galway Christmas Market
The Christmas Market is an open market made up of dozens of little picket stalls promoting holiday-themed wares. The gadgets vary from handmade garments and hats, Christmas decorations and trinkets, cooked meals and baked items and, my favorite attraction of all, a huge glittering white Ferris wheel! This needs to be one of the vital stunning websites I’ve ever witnessed. I used to be taken by full shock when at some point Eyre Sq. was remodeled right into a jolly and festive market. At any time when I occur to be on the town, I attempt my hardest to go by the market, take within the sight and smells, and possibly even seize a deal with for myself for the bus trip house. I’ll miss it deeply when it’s taken down and already can’t anticipate subsequent yr in order that I can expertise it once more.
2. Charity shops
One among my favorite issues to do is purchasing. In case you’re something like me, a great thrift retailer or second hand store is sort of as necessary to reside close by as a hospital! Fortunately, Galway has quite a lot of second hand outlets that are run by actually pleasant volunteers, and the shops are crammed with fantastic and distinctive gadgets. St Vincent’s, Oxfam and The Irish Most cancers society are all charities which have shops in Eyre Sq.. All of them provide a less expensive, extra sustainable different and have supplied me with a few of my favorite items in my wardrobe.
3. The Galway Metropolis Museum
Looking on the River Corrib, the Galway Metropolis Museum is positioned in a stunning fashionable constructing. Every exhibit is its personal immersive expertise, providing details about the historical past of Galway, the historical past of Eire in addition to plenty of details about the numerous pure wonders of Galway. It’ s additionally free to go to and a beautiful method to spend a weekend afternoon!
4. The seashores
As a result of it borders the Atlantic Ocean, there are such a lot of fantastic seashores to go to in Galway. Though it’s now not summer season, the seashores listed here are nonetheless a peaceable, sombre and delightful place to take a seat down and chill out and let your thoughts wander. The view continues to be breath-taking and the sound of the seaside is ideal if you wish to sit together with your ideas or learn a great guide.
5. The library
Eire has a beautiful system of libraries and the Galway Metropolis Library is a superb place. It’s quiet, clear, and peaceable and has a terrific assortment of each Irish and worldwide literature starting from basic works to extra up to date ones. Along with books, Galway library additionally affords printing and photocopying companies, audio books and a companion app that helps to trace which books are on mortgage and for the way lengthy. The librarians are very pleasant and completely satisfied to reply any questions you may need. Library playing cards are free and simple to accumulate, all you’ll want to do is stroll in and ask a librarian!
Yvonne Waweru is finding out Utilized Biology and Biopharmaceutical science at ATU Galway.