The City of the Tribes

The Claddagh

The 16th BPW European conference 2019 will be held in Galway Ireland. The Conference wild be held in NUI Galway, The National University of Ireland, Galway.


Galway is a thriving, bohemian centre on the western coast of Ireland famous for its festivals, culture and characters. Known as the “City of the Tribes” Galway is a gateway to the unique Irish-speaking Gaeltacht, the Connemara and the Burren region and is a joy to explore with its maze of cobbled streets and colourful shop facades. With the opening of the Dublin – Galway M6 motorway and excellent public transport links, Galway is both easily accessible and a popular weekend destination.


Galway City is one of the liveliest centres on the west coast of Ireland with cool culture, awesome art, adrenaline pumping adventure, and buzzing pubs and restaurants. It is also a popular seaside destination with beautiful beaches and a long winding promenade in Salthill. This is a cultural crossroads, and a bohemian hangout where you are guaranteed to meet remarkable characters. It is a joy to explore with its network of cobbled streets, colourful shop facades and a busy café culture.

Once ringed by city walls, Galway has a compact centre and is a delight to stroll around. Explore its medieval streets dotted with landmarks such as Lynch’s Castle, and investigate the quirky Latin Quarter with its charming craft, book and vintage shops, iconic pubs and restaurants and which comes alive at night time.


At night take in a play, join in a traditional music session in an old world pub in the Latin Quarter, let your hair down at a late night club around Eyre Square or simply soak up the vibe on the bustling city streets.


Or simply slow it down by day. Time passes easily when you stop by the Salmon Weir Bridge and watch patient fishermen jostle with the tumbling River Corrib below. The Corrib river meets the crystal waters of the Atlantic Ocean at the Spanish Arch, where small fishing boats and wild birds provide an idyllic backdrop to the famous shimmering sunsets over Galway Bay.

Lough Corrib
Lough Corrib
Galway Harbour
Galway Arts Festival