Galway is Ireland's cultural capital. Free spirited, artistic and bohemian, it has an ambience all of its own. Galway has a thriving night life and entertainments scene, with a very strong tradition of music, many of the music pubs around the city area reflect this.
Busking on the main streets is a common sight. Widely regarded as Ireland’s most popular arts extravaganza, the Galway Arts Festival is an international celebration of performing and visual arts. The Galway Races is another memorable week in this energetic city.
Ashford Castle is located in the town of Cong. The film The Quiet Man, starring John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara, was filmed in Cong and the surrounding area including Ashford Castle. The castle sits on the banks of the Lough Corrib and offers a beautiful view of the lake and the islands that dot the lake.
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On the 21st August 1879 Our Lady, St. Joseph and St. John the Evangelist appeared at the south gable of Knock Parish Church. The apparition was witnessed by fifteen people, young and old. From this miraculous occurrence Knock has grown to the status of an internationally recognised Marian Shrine.
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Ireland West Airport Knock serves the West and North West of Ireland - more or less the top left quarter if you're looking at a map of Ireland. Within a 90 minute drive of the Airport are, the Hills of Donegal, beautiful Derry, the Erne lakes and river of Fermanagh. Less than 1 hours away is Yeats country Sligo, the towns of the River Shannon, Connemara and the capital of the West - thriving City of the Tribes - Galway.
Information on Knock Airport
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