County Galway, in the far western part of Ireland, is in the heart of Connaught, which is one of the "Four Green Fields" often sung about in the old Traditional Irish Ballard about its four territories. The other three being Munster, Leinster, and Ulster, making up all of Ireland. Ulster is now part of the United Kingdom and called Northern Ireland.
I love Galway, as it is one of my favorite areas of Ireland, especially the Connemara area with its wild, barren beauty. Each time I explore its many winding narrow roads, I experience a whole new feeling of spiritual recognition that I have been here before, a long, long time ago. It is almost eerie and mysterious, and it never fails to happen.