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Horse and Cart on Salthill Road, click to MAGNIFY!A short drive from Galway will bring you to the suburb of Salthill, which is one of Ireland's most popular Seaside resorts.

The horse and cart on the left were seen on the road to Salthill. In the early 20th century Salthill was still separated by farmland from Galway, until the arrival of the railway brought increased prosperity to the whole region and the city expanded.

Relaxing in on the beach whilst the children play, click to MAGNIFY!The beaches in Salthill are safe for children and the 2 1/2 mile long promenade is the perfect spot to go for a stroll.

Salthill's numerous sporting facilities include the Galway golf course, mini golf and the Blackrock diving and swimming area.

View of the Leisureland fun fair from the Promenade, click to MAGNIFY!The Leisureland entertainment complex is a sure winner with children. It has a 25 meter indoor swimming pool and children's play area, including water slide.

The ghost train at the Leisureland fun fair, click to MAGNIFY!A fun fair is held outside Leisureland during the summer months.
Seapoint Leisure Center and Claude's Casino provide 'rainy day entertainment' with a nice variety of slot machines and video games to rival Las Vegas.

Getting the Guinness ready for the night, click to MAGNIFY!Salthill has a generous share of good live music pubs and nightclubs and restaurants. The 'Liquid' nightclub for example regularly features top DJ's from across the continent.

Ballroom dancing is being offered in selected hotels.

View of the Mutton Island lighthouse and mysterious stone circles visible only at low tide, click to MAGNIFY!There is a range of fine hotels overlooking Galway Bay, some offering full conference facilities (for up to 1000 delegates).

An increasing number of luxury apartments are being built in the Salthill area.

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