We will be staying 2 nights in Galway in September. Could you tell me where is the best area of the city to stay? I had been told to stay in Salthill area, but seems it is quite a ways from the city center. Are there pubs, music, shopping, etc. in the Salthill area, or will we need to go to the city center for that? We will have a car, but would prefer public transportation if it is available - taxi, etc., as someone said parking was a problem. Thanks for your help!