Top to bottom: Galway Cathedral, National University of Ireland - Galway, Eyre Square, Galway Harbour, The Long Walk
"City of the Tribes"
The city's name comes from the Irish name Gaillimhe, which formed the western boundary of the earliest settlement, Dún Gaillimhe "Fort Gaillimh". (Mythical and alternative derivations of the name are given in
The city also bears the nickname "City of the Tribes" (