County Galway is on Ireland’s western seaboard. Its eastern areas feature rolling farmland plains. To the west are the raised bog, heathered hills, lakes and mountains of Connemara. Crossed by trails, Connemara National Park has prehistoric megalithic tombs. The park shelters a herd of Connemara ponies, as well as rich birdlife. The county capital, Galway City, is known for its traditional music venues.