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The Galway Bucket List: 30 best things to do in the city

Our readers named Galway Ireland's Favourite Home Holiday for 2020. Here's your guide to the City of the Tribes...

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A morning view of fishing boats in Galway dock. Photo: Deposit

A morning view of fishing boats in Galway dock. Photo: Deposit

Sitting outside Tigh Neachtain's in Galway. Photo: Fáilte Ireland

Sitting outside Tigh Neachtain's in Galway. Photo: Fáilte Ireland

The spa at The Hardiman in Galway

The spa at The Hardiman in Galway

Kai

Kai

Macnas in Galway. Photo: Fáilte Ireland

Macnas in Galway. Photo: Fáilte Ireland

Salthill, Galway. Photo: Getty

Salthill, Galway. Photo: Getty

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Massimo Hot Cross buns at Street Feast

Massimo Hot Cross buns at Street Feast

Shop Street, Galway

Shop Street, Galway

A treat at An Cupán Tae, Galway

A treat at An Cupán Tae, Galway

High fashion at the Galway Races. Photo: Fáilte Ireland

High fashion at the Galway Races. Photo: Fáilte Ireland

Photo: Facebook.com/coffeewerkandpress

Photo: Facebook.com/coffeewerkandpress

Photo: Facebook.com/loamgalway

Photo: Facebook.com/loamgalway

Palas

Palas

Micil Poitín, among other drinks, at McCambridge's in Galway

Micil Poitín, among other drinks, at McCambridge's in Galway

A langoustine dish. Photo: Aniar

A langoustine dish. Photo: Aniar

Galway's long Walk, photographed from the Claddagh. Pic: Pól Ó Conghaile

Galway's long Walk, photographed from the Claddagh. Pic: Pól Ó Conghaile

Galway's lively market. Photo: Fáilte Ireland

Galway's lively market. Photo: Fáilte Ireland

Pól Ó Conghaile in Charlie Byrne's book shop.

Pól Ó Conghaile in Charlie Byrne's book shop.

The G

The G

Oysters in Galway City. Photo: Fáilte Ireland

Oysters in Galway City. Photo: Fáilte Ireland

Dela

Dela

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A morning view of fishing boats in Galway dock. Photo: Deposit

Galway is glowing.

Here is "a city that's alive", as you said in our Reader Travel Awards 2020 - a place full of "atmosphere, craic and Irishness", an electric combination of small streets, bo-ho flair and big city buzz.

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