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A Guide to County Galway
 
Salthill

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Name Salthill
County Galway
Nearest Town Galway City
Access Road R336
About Salthill is a seaside suburb of Galway city located to the west of the city.

Salthill is a beautiful place to live and is considered to be an affluent district of this busy social and holiday city.

The suburb attracts many tourists all year-round by virtue of the presence of so many amenities and the wonderful 2km long promenade, locally known as the Prom, overlooking Galway Bay, south to the hills of Clare.

The strip leading down to the promenade teems with bars, restaurants and hotels.

At night, the area comes alive as pubs and clubs attract the young and not so young.

Salthill is Galway's largest and oldest suburb and as you travel the elevated rise back up from the seafront, you encounter some of the very exclusive houses that populate the area.

The further you go, the better the view of the famous Galway Bay immortalized in the song Galway Bay.

You too can watch the sun go down on Galway Bay.

Salthill was, until 2007, home to one of the biggest fee-paying air shows in Galway, the Salthill Air Show, which took place in June over Galway Bay hotel.

The show annually attracted over 100,000 people and generated over 1m in revenue.

In 2007, an RAF helicopter door came loose and fell about 4 feet from the air, striking some of the audience.

Due to these increased costs and also an ongoing protest by a group of Anti-War activists (The Galway Alliance Against War (GAAW)) a lack of funding caused the Air Show to be cancelled in November 2007.

Salthill benefits greatly from all the festivals that take place in the city of Galway.

It is home to hundreds of B&Bs, guesthouses and hotels.

 


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