The Latin Quarter is Galway's lively nightlife center, with stone-paved streets, brightly painted pubs, a party-hearty university crowd, and some of the city's best restaurants. There are strings of flags crisscrossing above, overflowing flower boxes in front of second-story windows, Irish sweater shops packed with tourists, and numerous street performers -- ranging from magic show comedy routines to more traditional musical acts. In short, it is the place to be after dark, and one of Galway's biggest draws for visitors. Oyster's Pick for Where to Stay: The House Hotel

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