The City of Galway is located on the west coast of Ireland where the River Corrib gathers with the Atlantic Ocean. The area of the city is 54.2 km2 on which a population of 71,983 people lives referring to 2021 census.
The ethnic groups of the city are of different nationalities: Irish, Polish, Europeans and some other minorities. They are set in order according to their density.
The town was built for the first time in the 13th century when the English had settled eastern Ireland and a baron named Richard de Burgh established a town in 1232 after which walls were erected surrounding Galway.
The City of Galway was the sole medieval city situated in the province of Connacht in the west coast of Ireland. The city’s history dates back to many hundreds years ago.
The city was genuinely established for fishing called “The City of Tribes”, and then the Normans invaded the area in 1169 and started to settle in Connacht during the 1st decade of the 12th century.
The “Gaillimh River” (River Corrib) was the name given to the region. The river represented the western boundary of the earliest settlement, which was named “the fort at the bottom of the Gaillimh” meaning “stony” like “stony river”.
Galway is not as big as other cities and, generally, considered safe, but it is good for you to be always on your guard to prevent from being a victim of criminal acts. Starting your college indicates your independence which is full of new experience, so safety is supposed to be your priority.