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Known in Irish as Loch Lurgan or Cuan na Gaillimhe, Galway Bay is an significantly sized bay on the west coast of Ireland, located between the Burren to the North and County Galway in the province of Connacht. The bay itself is about 10 kilometres wide and 50 kilometres in length.
Located on the west side of the Bay are the Aran Islands which consist of 3 Islands, Inishmore, Inisheer and Inishmann along with many other smaller islands. Galway City itself sits on the river Corrib between Galway Bay and Lough Corrib and is the 4th largest city in Ireland and probably the most scenic.
Galway Bay is famous for its unique traditional sailing craft, the Galway Hooker. The Hookers were probably at their greatest presence in the Bay in the years preceding the Great Famine. Galway Bay is well-known worldwide for its Deep Sea fishing, Sailing as well as the daily boat trips to the nearby Aran Islands.