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County Galway (/ˈɡɔːlweɪ/ GAWL-wayIrishContae na Gaillimhe) is a county in Ireland. It is in the West of Ireland, taking up the south of the province of Connacht.

There are several Irish-speaking areas in the west of the county. The traditional county includes, and is named for, the city of Galway, but the city and county are separate local government areas, administered by the local authorities of Galway City Council in the urban area and Galway County Council in the rest of the county.

Nearly 20% of the population of County Galway live in the Gaeltacht (Irish-speaking districts). County Galway is home to the largest Gaeltacht Irish-speaking region in Ireland. There are over 48,000 people living within this region, which extends from Galway city westwards through Connemara. The region consists of the following Irish-speaking areas: Galway City Gaeltacht (parts of the city), Gaeltacht Cois FharraigeConamara TheasAran Islands, and Duiche Sheoigheach (a part of the northern Galway region known as “Joyce Country” and Maam Valley).

County Galway is partly home to a number of Ireland’s largest lakes including Lough Corrib (the largest lake in the Republic of Ireland), Lough Derg and Lough Mask. The county is also home to a large number of smaller lakes, many of which are in the Connemara region. These include Lough AnaserdArdderry LoughAughrusbeg LoughBallycuirke LoughBallynahinch LakeLough BofinLough CutraDerryclare LoughLough FeeGlendollagh LoughLough GlenicmurrinLough InaghKylemore LoughLettercraffroe LoughMaumeen LoughLough NafooeyLough ReaRoss Lake and Lough Shindilla.

The location of County Galway, situated on the west coast of Ireland, allows it to be directly influenced by the Gulf Stream. Temperature extremes are rare and short lived, though inland areas, particularly east of the Corrib, can boast some of the highest recorded temperatures of the summer in the island of Ireland (sometimes exceeding 30 °C); though these temperatures only occur when land warmed east winds sweep the area; the opposite effect can occur in the winter. Overall, however, Galway is influenced mainly by Atlantic airstreams which bring ample rainfall in between the fleeting sunshine. Rainfall occurs in every month of the year, though the late autumn and winter months can be particularly wet as Atlantic cyclonic activity increases and passes over and around the area, and which is why Galway tends to bear the brunt of severe windstorms that can occur between August and March.


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Broadband ProvidersThere are 8 Broadband Providers in Galway.
These include:
IFA telecom
Pure Telecom 
Sky Ireland
Virgin Media
Tech HubNUI Galway,At Heart of a global Medtech Hub (link)
Co-working spacesCoworking Office Spaces in Galway (link) ,Galway (link)
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GreenwayConnemara Greenway (link)
Galway Greenway (link)
ZooGalway Atlantaquaria (link)
National ParksConnemara National Park (link)
Mansions, Stately Homes and Country HousesList of best Country Houses (link)
Lisdonagh House (link)
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Co. GalwayBest Kids Attractions (link)
10 Best Indoor Things To Do (link)
RestaurantsGemelles (Advocate recommendation)
Restaurants In Co.Galway (link)
Social MediaMore Info / Links
WebsitesGalway Council (link)
Galway Ireland Tourism (link)
TwitterCounty Galway (link)
Facebook PagesGalway County Council (link)
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