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Five Reasons Why You Should Visit The Latin Quarter In Galway This Festive Season

Galway is one of Ireland’s most magical cities, especially at this time of year. The city has a grea...
Aoife Plunkett
Aoife Plunkett

5:15 PM - 15 Dec 2022



Five Reasons Why You Should Vi...

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Five Reasons Why You Should Visit The Latin Quarter In Galway This Festive Season

Aoife Plunkett
Aoife Plunkett

5:15 PM - 15 Dec 2022



Galway is one of Ireland’s most magical cities, especially at this time of year.

The city has a great buzz about it coming up to Christmas and The Latin Quarter is one of the best spots to immerse yourself in the atmosphere.

Popular with locals and visitors alike, The Latin Quarter is often referred to as the cultural hub of Galway City. There's over fifty places to eat for the foodies, fifteen bars to stop and grab a drink, endless retailers and shops to browse, along with museums, theatres and much more to explore.

Here's five reasons why you should visit this gem in the heart of Galway City.

1. That Festive Feeling

Even the biggest Grinch will be feeling festive walking around The Latin Quarter.

Grab yourself a hot drink and take a stroll under the ceiling of twinkling lights and enjoy the hustle and bustle of those out shopping and socialising. There's buskers on every corner providing the soundtrack to a vibrant and infectious atmosphere. It truly is magical!

Make sure to check out the giant snow globe opposite the Spanish Arch too, it's a must-see photo opportunity. Plus, if you want to check out the Galway Christmas markets they're just a short walk away.

2. Food, Glorious Food

The streets of The Latin Quarter are like a foodie heaven!

Whether it’s a wine bar serving the finest steak and seafood, or something a little more casual like street food, bar food or homemade pizza, the options are endless.

Don’t even mention dessert! The Latin Quarter is home to some scrumptious bakeries with deserts that will make your taste buds water!

3. Shop ‘til you drop

Whether shopping for gifts or treating yourself to some retail therapy, The Latin Quarter is full of unique boutiques and retailers.

Many of the shops are family owned and ran businesses selling local crafts, art, antique jewellery, handmade souvenirs, beauty and fashion garments, books and so much more.

It's the perfect place to shop local this Christmas.

4. Cosy Irish Pubs

If the cold is setting in and you need to rest your feet, The Latin Quarter has no shortage of bars to get cosy in.

Whether you're stopping in for one, or staying out for the night, you'll be kept entertained with trad sessions, live bands and that wonderful Irish pub atmosphere that you won't find anywhere else in the world.

The bars are all within 30 metres of each other so you can pub crawl with ease, you'll be spoilt for choice!

Sweet Dreams

If you fancy making a night of it, then book yourself into a Latin Quarter hotel for your Galway getaway.

There are plenty of chic boutique accommodations where you can have everything on your doorstep!

It’s also the ideal base to explore the greater Galway area and the Wild Atlantic Way. There are so many day trips operating from the city to hotspots like Connemara, Aran Islands and the Cliffs of Moher.

Get planning your trip today and check out The Latin Quarter on social media or visit The Latin Quarter for more.



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