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January in Galway – Events, Weather and Travel Tips

january-in-galwayVisiting Galway in January? Not a bad idea… Though it’s actually the time for the locals to visit other parts of the world, tourists opt to go to this small city in Ireland, not just to fill up the absence of some locals but to experience the life of Galway in the winter season as well. And though the quantity of events is not as much as it is in the summer, the winter January still has something to provide to their visitors to make their visit worthwhile.

January Events in Galway

Safety Direct Galway International Rally – This event has been in existence for many years and attracts crowds of audience and huge names to the city. The headquarters for the event last January were located at the Clayton Hotel in Ballybrit. There is not specific headquarters yet for the coming event on January, although it is expected to display a lot of rally cars outside the event headquarters. A great number of top Irish Motorsport drivers will also come at the night of the event. The event will be happening on January 1, 2010.

Galway Astronomy Festival – This event was mainly purposed at the avant-garde of the space science with discussion by premier astronomers from the United Kingdom and Ireland. The two-day event will include 9 guest speakers, trade booths, a special IYA display, a multi-prized raffle, a special dinner banquet, a tour at the modern NUI Galway Observatory and an astrophotography seminar.

January Weather in Galway

On the constructive side, the city of Galway rarely gets extremely cold and ice and snow are quite uncommon. When the sun shines, although it only does pretty often, its superb beaches and coastline could be enjoyed at their finest.

Avg. high 44.6°F/7°C
Avg. low 35.6°F/2°C
Avg. precipitation 6.49 inches/16.5 cm

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Getting Here

With flights to the city being provided by a lot of budget carriers, tickets, in particular to those that are booked earlier, make a trip to this exciting getaway destination quick and cheap. Shuttles from the airport to the CBD also make getting to Galway easy and simple.

Where to Stay

Galway City provides a range of accommodation to cater to all kinds of tourists. Huge name luxury accommodations rub shoulders with more reasonably priced hotels as well as hostels and bed and breakfast, though a variety of self-catering hotels are as well accessible. Accommodation rates can vary from a low as £14 for a simple hotel bed per night to approximately £225 for a more luxurious atmosphere.