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What's On 2004

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Popular Festivals & Events

*Bob Dylan plays Pearse Stadium(June 27 )

*Salthill Air Show (July 4th)

*Galway Film Fleadh (July 6-11)

*Galway Arts Festival (July 12-25)

*Galway Races (July 26-Aug 1)

*Galway Oyster Festival (Sept 23-26)

*Baboro Childrens Festival (Oct 11-17)

Going Out in Galway

Going Out Restaurants
Pubs
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Salthill Airshow

A Red Arrows Hawk aircraft pulls up from a dive during the Salthill Airshow. Sunday 6 July 2003. Photo: Joe Desbonnet.
A Red Arrows Hawk aircraft pulls up from a dive during at the Salthill Airshow. Sunday 6 July 2003. Photo: Joe Desbonnet.

The Vixen Break at the end of the Red Arrows display. In the background is LE Ciara (Irish Naval Service) and the Clare mountains in the distance. Photo: Joe Desbonnet The Vixen Breakat the end of the Red Arrows display. In the background is LE Ciara (Irish Naval Service) and the Clare mountains in the distance. Photo: Joe Desbonnet

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Around Galway

A labrador watches the sunset at Salthill, Sunday 6 April 2003. Photo: Joe Desbonnet
A labrador watches the sunset at Salthill, Sunday 6 April 2003.
Photo: Joe Desbonnet
Claddagh at night. Photo: Joe Desbonnet
Claddagh at night. Photo: Joe Desbonnet

currency

The Irish Pound

The Irish pound was phased out of use in Ireland during January 2002. The Irish Pound (or Púnt -- its name in the Irish language) was fixed at 1 Euro to 0.787564 Irish Pounds. People still occasionally refer to prices in the old currency (especially when talking about expensive things like cars and houses) but for most day-to-day transactions it's a thing of the past.

The Euro is Ireland's new currency. Euro notes and coins issued in any Euro Zone country is legal tender in Ireland.

Old currency notes may still be exchanged for euros by calling into a bank. There are limits to the amount that may be converted in one transaction.

The Euro

Euro Conversion Table

1 euro = 40.3399 Belgian francs
1 euro = 1.95583 German marks
1 euro = 166.386 Spanish pesetas
1 euro = 6.55957 French francs
1 euro = .787564 Irish pounds
1 euro = 1936.27 Italian lire
1 euro = 40.3399 Luxembourg francs
1 euro = 2.20371 Dutch guilders
1 euro = 13.7603 Austrian schillings
1 euro = 200.482 Portuguese escudos
1 euro = 5.94573 Finnish marks
1 euro = 340.750 Greek Drachma

The euro's value compared to the US dollar varies all the time. At the time of writing (September 2002) it is almost parity with the US dollar, ie 1 dollar = (approx) 1 euro.

Euro Notes

On the front of the banknotes, windows and gateways symbolize the European spirit of openness and co-operation. The 12 stars of the European Union represent the dynamism and harmony between European nations.

To complement these designs, the reverse of each banknote features a bridge. The bridges symbolize the close co-operation and communication between Europe and the rest of the world.

500 Euro Note

Front of 500 Euro NoteBack of 500 Euro Note

200 Euro Note

Front of 200 Euro NoteBack of 200 Euro Note

100 Euro Note

Front of 100 Euro NoteBack of 100 Euro Note

50 Euro Note

Front of 50 Euro NoteBack of 50 Euro Note

20 Euro Note

Front of 20 Euro NoteBack of 20 Euro Note

10 Euro Note

Front of 10 Euro NoteBack of 10 Euro Note

5 Euro Note

Front of 500 Euro NoteBack of 500 Euro Note

Euro Coins

The eight denominations of coins will vary in size, colour and thickness according to their values which are 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 cent or EUR 1 and EUR 2. One euro is divided into 100 cent. One side of each coin will feature one of three designs common to all 12 euro area countries showing different maps of Europe surrounded by the 12 stars of the European Union.

The reverse side of each coin will show individual designs relating to the respective Member State, surrounded by 12 stars - see Country-specific faces, or click on the relevant country's flag.

2 Euro Coin

2 Euro Coin -- common side2 Euro Coin -- country specific side

1 Euro Coin

1 Euro Coin -- common side1 Euro Coin -- country specific side

50 Cent Coin

50 Cent Coin -- common side50 Cent Coin -- country specific side

20 Cent Coin

20 Cent Coin -- common side20 Cent Coin -- country specific side

10 Cent Coin

10 Cent Coin -- common side10 Cent Coin -- country specific side

5 Cent Coin

5 Cent Coin -- common side5 Cent Coin -- country specific side

2 Cent Coin

2 Cent Coin -- common side2 Cent Coin -- country specific side

1 Cent Coin

1 Cent Coin -- common side1 Cent Coin -- country specific side

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