Sports in Galway
Singular traditional sports in Galway are hurling, rugby and Gaelic football.While rugby is famous also in the majority of the world, Gaelic football and hurling aren’t , so I’ll explain what they are.
Hurling is a Celtic sport very popular in Ireland, so in Galway as well. It’s played by 15 players, and it’s like hockey without skates.
Gaelic football is really similar to soccer, but it’s played also with hands and the points you get with one goal chyange in the order you scored them.
After been in the streets asking people questions about sports, I discovered somethings about Galway people habits. The majority of people goes really often to the stadium to watch their favourites sports. Anyway, while many people go to the stadium to watch hurling and rugby, lots of football fans prefer to follow the matches in some pub. Other popular sports are basketball and soccer. However, there are also many people who don’t go to the stadium because they don’t follow sports.
In conclusion, after being avoided by many local people I found some guys who were pleasant to talk with. After doing this field research and after interviewing some local people, I can safely say that the traditional sports are really popular, but the people have started to follow also some new sports.
Galway is one of the most famous cities in Ireland for food, in particular for fish.
Mc Donagh`s is considered an institution where everyone has to go. This place is famous for fish&chips, it’s cheap as chips (!) and you can go with friends or family. Mc Donagh’s is both a fish market and a restaurant, the fish is fresh, just taken in the day from local fisherman. Its walls are painted with murals depicting the old Galway fish market.
Fisherman is another famous restaurant where you can eat good fish meat. It’s a seafood bar and grill, with a stunning location overlooking Galway bay. The O’Malley family have been fishing the shores of Ireland for the past 40 years.
Oscar’s seafood bistro is also a famous place to eat fresh fish. Here you can find a selection of local foods and menu depends on the season or what is best at the market. The bistro has great character and is situated in the historic Galway city. The prices are not high, and everyone advises the daily specialities.
Music in Galway
Galway is very famous for music life and there are some important bands from this city which are “The Saw Doctors” and “The Stunning”. Every year there is a famous music festival called Galway Early Music Festival in which you can hear European music from the 12th to the 18th century. Here you can find also typical dances and costumes.
In several pubs and restaurants you can find traditional and also contemporary music and famous street are the Dominic Street, Quay Street and at the “Crane Bar” on Sea Road.