'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other'. New York TimesThis eBook offering is an excerpt of Lonely Planet's latest Ireland guide book and includes: County Galway chapter Understand Ireland County Galway mapsGalway city is a swirl of enticing old pubs that hum with trad music sessions year-round. The wild beauty of the Aran Islands and Connemara Peninsula entrances. Tiny roads wander along a coastline studded with islands, white beaches and intriguing villages.This guide is the result of research by dedicated authors and local experts who immersed themselves in County Galway, finding unique experiences, and sharing practical and honest advice, so you come away informed and amazed. This guide includes up-to-date reviews of the best places to stay, eat, sights, cultural information, maps, transport tips and a few best kept secrets - all the essentials to get to the heart of County Galway.Coverage includes: Understand Ireland: Ireland Today, History, Irish Way of Life, Music, Literary Ireland, Irish Landscapes, Sporting Ireland, Directory, Transport, Glossary and Language Galway City, Aran Islands, Inishmaan, Inisheer, Connemara, Oughterard & around, Lough Corrib, Coastal Drive - Galway City to Mace Head, Lough Inagh Valley, Roundstone, Clifden, Claddaghduff & Omey Island, Cleggan, Inishbofin, Letterfrack & around, South of Galway City, Clarinbridge & Kilcolgan, Kinvara, Eastern Galway, Athenry, Loughrea & around, Gort & around, Ballinasloe and Portumna.Lonely Planet's Ireland guide is researched and written by: Fionn Davenport, Neil Wilson, Etain O'Carroll, Catherine Le Nevez, Ryan Ver Berkmoes.