Céad míle fáilte: Galway wins vote for Europe’s friendliest metropolis

Galway has been voted Europe’s friendliest metropolis within the Condé Nast Traveller Reader Journey Awards 2020, with Dublin in second place.

he end result comes as all however important companies in Galway and Dublin, together with the remainder of the nation, have been shuttered for no less than six weeks beneath Stage 5 lockdown.

“Whereas Europe’s greatest cities are sometimes judged on their historic historical past, intricate structure, unrivalled artwork scenes or wonderful eating places, typically what makes a spot so nice is its folks,” the influential journal stated.


Tourism Officer Ruairí Lehman stated Galway Metropolis Council regarded the award as a pat on the again for the town’s folks.

“This provides a much-needed increase and recognition to our business which has labored so arduous these previous few months to supply a world-class service throughout the security pointers and restrictions in place.

“Whereas it’s a troublesome time for the business, we shall be open once more quickly and sit up for providing our award-winning welcome to guests once more.”

Different cities to characteristic in Europe’s prime 10 have been Valletta, Porto, Lisbon, Bologna, Reykjavik, Edinburgh, Athens and Helsinki.

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