Starting from Lough Corrib and flowing through the heart of Galway, the river Corrib is an essential part of the city. It not only provides a great view, but entertainment and necessity (such as the famous Irish salmon). The river reaches to the Atlantic by way of Galway Bay, ending up one of Europe’s shortest rivers at 6 kilometers.
The river is also an essential part of campus life at the National University of Ireland, Galway. Running right along the campus, there is easy access to the river and all it’s benefits.
Different kinds of boats often glide along the surface of the river Corrib, including those of NUI Galway students on the rowing team, small ships for dinner cruises, and boats for sport like in the video below.
The Galway weir, used to control the water levels, makes Galway a popular spot for in-river fishing. Fishermen reserve spots to stand in the Corrib and try their luck at catching some salmon. Fly fishing is the most popular method here.