Salthill is a small busy seaside tourist town in County Galway on the West Coast of Galway and my hometown. Salthill is at the edge of Galway City which is just about 1 mile away.
This view of Salthill and the bay is from the ‘Big Wheel’. The ‘Big Wheel’ arrives at The Leisureland complex for the summer season every year.

Artwork from Ireland.
774 views @ 29th March 2013.

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    BLYTHARTabout 5 years ago

    Ahaa – so you live near Galway city. I once visited it and loved the modern art archway in the market square (don’t know if that’s the proper description. I’d love a photo of it to refresh my memories … hints hints … please … pretty please :) my email is

  • John Quinn
    John Quinnabout 5 years ago

    Great shot of Salthill Orla

  • Thanks John. I’m sure you know the place well. :)

    – Orla Cahill

  • John Quinn
    John Quinnabout 5 years ago

    I do Orla, I lived there for 5 years and am up there fairly often

  • I probably walked by you on the prom many times so. I walk the prom a lot when I’m home. Nothing like the lovely sea air of Galway bay.

    – Orla Cahill

  • Lanis Rossi
    Lanis Rossialmost 3 years ago

    Nice shot! Just returned from there a little over a week ago. We had horrible weather.

  • Sorry to hear that it had been raining. It so different when the weather is nice and sunny. Well, I suppose almost everywhere is. Another great little animation above. I could really do with a nice angel by my side at the moment. :)

    – Orla Cahill

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