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Areas Similar to Galway?

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Areas Similar to Galway?

Hi there,

My husband, my parents and I are heading to Ireland in about a month for a week. We've got most of the trip planned, except for a 2.5 day space in the middle. We're looking for an area east of Cork (as we'll be heading back towards Dublin for our flight home) that is similar in its vibe & charm to Galway.

We've been to Galway in the past and love its character. We're looking for another area of Ireland that holds the same quaint feel as Galway, but also has some options for us for activities (or is close enough for day-trips), dinners & live music at night.

Does anyone have any suggestions for towns or cities that remind you of Galway?

Thank you so much for your help!

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1. Re: Areas Similar to Galway?

Kilkenny might fit the bill.

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2. Re: Areas Similar to Galway?

A good suggestion from NiceIreland. Kilkenny city has a lot of character and it's hinterland is full of great crafts and artisan food places

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3. Re: Areas Similar to Galway?

Nowhere compares to Galway. Perhaps Killarney, Kilkenny and Waterford might come close.

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4. Re: Areas Similar to Galway?


Four votes, for Kilkenny!

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5. Re: Areas Similar to Galway?

I agree with the other posters and think Kilkenny will fit the bill perfectly.

There are great places to eat and very lively pubs, as well as lots to see in the city and surrounding areas.


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