Location, Climate: Galway is one of the largest cities in Ireland that is situated along Corrib River and nestled between Galway Bay and Lough Corrib. The weather in Galway is temperate and mild, but despite of its changeable climate, the city does not experience extreme weather changes. Storms frequently come during spring and autumn. Brief History: The name of the city was derived from the river Gaillimh or more commonly known as river Corrib where the first settlers stayed. During the 15th century, several tribes ruled Galway thus earning it the nickname “City of Tribes”. These tribes were the ones that built the castles in the Galway and their names can be seen in the city's streets and landmarks. Events, Landmarks, Activities: Make sure to book a hotel in Galway before July because two big events are held in that month: the Galway Arts Festival which showcases the best in visual and performing arts and the Galway Races which is a week-long Irish horse-race fest. There are lots of wonderful attractions in Galway and included in the top list are the Galway Cathedral, Church of Ireland, Lynch's Castle, Menlo Castle and the Spanish Arch. Learn more about the history of Galway by visiting the Galway City Museum. The most popular leisure attractions include The Promenade, Eyre Square, Galway Atlantaquaria and Galway Market. Transportation: The best way to get around Galway is by foot since most of the attractions are at the city center. For farther destinations, it is best to take the bus. Taxis here are quite expensive as well as car parking.