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Galway (Irish: Gaillimh) is a city in County Galway, Republic of Ireland. It is the third largest city in the Republic and the only city in the Province of Connacht.
It is located on the west coast of Ireland and sits at the mouth of the River Corrib between Lough Corrib and Galway Bay.
The population of Galway city and its environs was 72,729 according to the 2006 census.
The city takes its name from the Gaillimh river (River Corrib) that formed the western boundary of the earliest settlement, which was called Dún Bhun na Gaillimhe ("fort at the mouth of the Gaillimh"). The word Gaillimh means "stony" as in "stony river".
The city also bears the nickname City of the Tribes because "fourteen tribes" (merchant families) led the city in its Hiberno-Norman period. The term 'tribe' was often a derogatory phrase in Cromwellian times. The merchants would have seen themselves as Irish gentry, but were loyal to the King. They subsequently adopted the term in defiance to the Cromwellian occupiers of the town.
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Street Theatre 2 Style Council
Mistress of Cermonies Mare, Foal & Minder Dunguaire Castle
Mad March Hare Galway Sheep Walk on Water
Galway Bay Sunset Purebred Galway Sheep Lost Something?
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Oysters Hot Dogs Miniatures
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Ardnagreevagh 2 Horse + Cart 3 Eye Spy
Galway Sheep Plaques for Sale Bird Man
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Bonnets Grainneuaile's Castle Galway Hookers
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Vintage Car Street Theatre Lady in Red
Ardnagreevagh RNLI Wing & a Prayer
Fresh Produce Silver Dragon Behemoth
Galway Bay Crowd Scene Unicycle Fire Juggler
Turf Boats Welcome Party 2 Flying Donut
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Horse Snack Windswept Skipper Welcome Party 1
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Plaster Work Street Theatre 4 Jaunting Car
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Goats Cymbals Sunset Moonrise
Expressions Approaching the Finish Galway Bay
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Telefonica et al Green Dragon The American Bar
Jaunting Car 4 Waiting for the Boat Show Time
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Wacky Moo Welcome Party 3 Aqua-Therapy
Squabbling Gulls Four Jarvies Unhappy Face
Walker's Route-Sign Garrett's Pub Maritime Memorial
Bull Dog 6-Spot Burnett Moth
Twin Spires Ballynahinch By Ballynahinch By
Patrick J Touhey - Famous Loughrea Uileann Piper Quartz Seam Galway Bay
Sea Holly Nets Blue
Carrigeen Moss & Sea-Lettuce 12 toes Stone Walls
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Fuchsia Easy Rider Stop Gap Measure
'The Girls' + Ber Black Lichen (Verrucaria maura) Ferry Crossing
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Rough Crossing Damp Day-Trippers Curragh - Ballynahinch Bay
Wishing Tree Curragh Recycle & Reuse
Nifty Fifty Limestone Walls Old Pier
Seashore Patterns Kilmacduagh Round Tower Black & White
Killary Fjord Lavender Lady - Punk Rocker Lady of the Lake
Hey Mom, wait for me, I'm only little! Kinvara Sunset Dunguaire Castle
Galway Hookers Galway Hookers Racing M'Asal Beag Dubh
Galway Hookers Racing Ancient Mariner Galway Bay
Into the West No, this way! Flashing - Bareback
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Martello Sunset 2 Martello Tower 4 Falling Tide
Trá an Dóilín King Puck Father & Sons
Sulkie Trials Rush Hour Cobb Stallion for Sale
Sulkie Trials 2 Inis Meáin
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My Little Pony
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