Student Life in Galway

Galway offers students not only the opportunity to further their studies; it also offers cultural, social and economic prospects. With a large amount of sports teams at all levels, including Heineken Cup bound Connacht Rugby, Galway provides students with many active social outlets. With an incomparable Drama and Theatre scene the possibilities are endless.  Recent infrastructural improvements ensure that Galway is easily reachable from throughout Ireland. As the Gateway to Connemara, and indeed the Burren and Cliffs of Moher, Galway also provides a great base to explore the region. As the third city of Ireland with a diverse culture at the heart of its’ ethos students can also be assured of the chance to truly spread their wings and broaden their minds. With many famous college graduates from Galway, including Mick Lally and Martin Sheen, it has certainly proved to attract leaders in their fields from near and far. Galway´s long association with the Irish language also provides students with the opportunity to come in to direct contact with an important part of Irish culture and heritage. Galway´s long and fabled history, including its’ fourteen tribes, also leads to an intellectual and cultural awakening. Galway is a young and vibrant city with an estimated student population of 20,000.

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