10 reasons to hold your event in Galway - Galway Convention Bureau

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    A Galway Welcome

    Described as ‘The best place on Earth’ by Anjelica Huston (actress), Ireland is the land of a Thousand Welcomes and Galway is consistently the preferred destination of both Irish and international visitors.

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    Located west of Galway City is Ireland’s largest Gaeltacht region. Here, the Irish language (Gaeilge) is the everyday spoken language of the people who live and work in Galway’s cultural heartland. People here switch from Irish (Gaeilge) to English and vice-versa with ease and their English is peppered with Gaelic phrases. Here is a treasure house of all that is best in rich Irish heritage, culture and folklore where people still sing and dance in the old traditional manner


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    Easy Access

    Choice of 3 international airports; Shannon, Ireland West Knock and Dublin. Daily flights from the UK, Europe, Middle East and North America.

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    Stunning Location

    Known throughout the world for its scenery, Galway is a gateway to the vast and wild countryside of Connemara, to the Burren region, internationally famous for its karst landscape, to the Cliffs of Moher a designated UNESCO Geo Park and to the mythical and historic Aran Islands.

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    The Wild Atlantic Way

    Ireland's first long-distance touring route along the Atlantic coast from Donegal to West Cork. Stretching 2400km, it provides breath-taking views of all of the areas located along the west coast of Ireland.

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    Food & Wine

    World class restaurants, national food heroes and uniquely indigenous ingredients will ensure your guests experience the best of Irish hospitality.

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    A diverse city with a modern technological edge. Galway is home to a number of multinational companies and bio medical researchers as well as digital experts.

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    A wide choice of venues and hotels all located within a 5 mile radius of each other.

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    In 2010, Galway hosted over 2,050 meetings with total delegates in excess of 120,000.

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    Professional People

    The Meet in Galway team are highly experienced in organising events and will work closely with you from the bidding process right through to post event follow up.