I'm a 20 year old female American student but I attend university in Rome. I have been traveling around europe for a few years now but have yet to do a solo trip. I was thinking about doing one this October either in the middle of the month or at the end (Halloween) to Galway. I've heard nothing but great things about it. I have a good head on my shoulders, so I'm not too worried safety wise. But, besides having a good time, I would really like to see the sites.
Do you guys recommend Galway to be my first solo trip? Is this a good time of year? Will I have a hard time navigating the city or meeting people while I'm there for a few nights? Should I do a tour group while there? Any advice or tips would be helpful as I would like to plan this trip soon! Thanks in advance!