Galway is an Irish city located in the province of Connacht. It lies on the River Corrib and has a population of almost 80,000. The city is known for its vibrant lifestyle, and hosts many festivals, celebrations and events. During the summer, tourists can visit unique events such as the Galway International Arts Festival, the Galway Film Fleadh, or the Galway International Oyster Festival. The city was elected as the European Capital of Culture in 2020. Other than the seasonal events, the city offers many Irish pubs, museums and markets worth a visit.