How to Blend In When Studying Abroad in Galway – Tip No. 1, Kick the Wall in Salthill

So, you’re an international student in Galway and you’re looking to blend in with some of the locals. What are some of the local customs and traditions you can follow to feel like a true Galwegian?

Tip No. 1, “Kick the Wall” in Salthill

Kicking the prom wall

“Kicking the prom wall” from Galway Photographs Site http://www.galwayphotographssite.com

A favourite tradition in Galway for locals and visitors alike is “walking the prom” in Salthill. The prom is the seaside promenade that runs from the Claddagh near the city centre out to the diving boards at Blackrock in Salthill (approximately 3km). The local tradition is to ‘kick’ the wall at the end of the prom at Blackrock.

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3 responses to “How to Blend In When Studying Abroad in Galway – Tip No. 1, Kick the Wall in Salthill

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