What does Galway mean?

Definitions for Galway
ˈgɔl weɪgal·way

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Galwaynoun

    a port city in western Ireland on Galway Bay


  1. Galwaynoun

    A county in the Republic of Ireland

  2. Galwaynoun

    A city in the county of Galway, Ireland.


  1. Galway

    Galway ( GAWL-way; Irish: Gaillimh, pronounced [ˈɡal̠ʲɪvʲ]) is a city in the West of Ireland, in the province of Connacht, which is the county town of County Galway. It lies on the River Corrib between Lough Corrib and Galway Bay, and is the sixth most populous city on the island of Ireland and the fourth most populous in the Republic of Ireland, with a population at the 2022 census of 83,456.Located near an earlier settlement, Galway grew around a fortification built by the King of Connacht in 1124. A municipal charter in 1484 allowed citizens of the by then walled city to form a council and mayoralty. Controlled largely by a group of merchant families, the Tribes of Galway, the city grew into a trading port. Following a period of decline, as of the 21st century, Galway is a tourist destination known for festivals and events including the Galway Arts Festival.In 2018, Galway was named the European Region of Gastronomy. The city was the European Capital of Culture for 2020, alongside Rijeka, Croatia.


  1. galway

    Galway is a county and city located on the west coast of Ireland. Renowned for its vibrant lifestyle and numerous festivals, it is often referred to as Ireland's Cultural Heart. Its rich history is visible in its medieval city walls, colorful narrow streets, and numerous landmarks such as the Spanish Arch and Lynch's Castle. It is also the third largest city in Ireland.


  1. Galway

    Galway, or the City of Galway, is a city in Ireland. It is in the West Region and the province of Connacht. Galway City Council is the local authority for the city. Galway lies on the River Corrib between Lough Corrib and Galway Bay and is surrounded by County Galway. It is the fourth most populous city in the state and the sixth most populous on the island of Ireland.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Galway

    a maritime county in the W. of Ireland, in the province of Connaught; Lough Corrib (25 m. long) and Lough Mask (12 m. long), stretching N. and S., divide the county into East and West districts; the former is boggy, yet arable; the latter, including the picturesque district known as Connemara, is wild and hilly, and chiefly consists of bleak morass and bogland; its rocky and indented coast affords excellent harbourage in many places; the Suck, Shannon, and Corrib are the chief rivers; the Slieve Boughta Mountains in the S. and in the W. the Twelve Pins (2395 ft.) are the principal mountains; fishing, some agriculture, and cattle-rearing are the chief employments; it contains many interesting cromlechs and ruins.

  2. Galway

    the capital of Connaught and of the county of that name; is situated on the N. side of Galway Bay, at the mouth of the Corrib River, 50 m. NW. of Limerick; it is divided into the old and new town, and contains several interesting ecclesiastical buildings, e. g. the cruciform church of St. Nicholas (1320), and is the seat of a Queen's College; fishing is an important industry, while wool and black marble are exported.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. galway

    A seaport town of Ireland, and capital of Galway County. It was originally surrounded with walls. It was conquered by Richard de Burgo in 1232; in 1690 the city declared for King James, but was taken by Gen. Ginckel immediately after the battle of Aughrim, July 12, 1691.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Galway is ranked #52037 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Galway surname appeared 399 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Galway.

    90.2% or 360 total occurrences were White.
    4.5% or 18 total occurrences were Black.
    2.5% or 10 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    2.2% or 9 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Galway in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Galway in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Galway in a Sentence

  1. Emma Tinker:

    Amazon's long-term commitment to procure 100 % of the power from our wind farms in Cork, Donegal, and Galway enabled Invis to finance these projects and build them without the need for government subsidies, saving energy consumer tens of millions of euros, these projects represent a significant proportion of wind projects in construction in Ireland today, and support jobs and investment in this critical sector as the country moves towards meeting 80 % of its electricity from renewable sources by 2030.

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