When I found out I was selected to go to Galway, I didn’t know what to think. I had never heard of the city before and honestly didn’t know what to expect. After watching a few videos on YouTube and talking with some friends who had visited, I came away with the impression that I was in for a good year. The people from Ireland I’ve met have confirmed this, with most saying it’s the nicest city in Ireland.
So far Galway has not disappointed. It isn’t huge but there is always something going on. Coming from a small town it feels like a big city to me. On a regular walk to class of practice I pass countless restaurants, shops, cafes, and street performers. The street performers are actually really good and it’s not uncommon for a large crowd to gather around them in the street. There’s some sight or event every day that makes me stop and take it all in.
Although I’ve only been here for a month, it’s clear that I really lucked out being put in Galway. I look forward to continuing to explore this beautiful city the rest of the year.