There is so much to see around Galway

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Galway Walking Tours - My Favourite Quote;  "I bring to you today the greetings of the people of Galway, New York; Dublin, New Hampshire; the people of Killarney, West Virginia; Kilkenny, Minnesota; the people of Limerick, Maine; and the people of Shamrock, Texas."  JFK's speech in Galway, June 1963

 

Emigration after The Famine Galway

After the Famine, or the Great Hunger, millions of Irish men and women emigrated. Galway was no different, in fact from 1847 to 1857 over 100 ships left Galway Bay carrying emigrants to America. Later on in the latter end of the 19th century and until the 1950's Passenger Liners regularly anchored in the bay and tenders brought out the passengers from Galway docks to the great ships. Once Air travel came into being transatlantic, the days of the Liner were over