Glasan Holiday Village

Glasan, Galway, Ireland
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Touristy stuff in Galway city?...

by Drugness

Hello all
I'll be hitting Galway city with a few pals next month & i was curious if anyone could fill us in on major tourist attractions within the city limits? So far, we are definitely going to visit the cathedral and Salthill for a few hours. If there are any buildings of major historic importance within walking distance of the city then i'd be happy to hear about them.
All suggestions are welcome, even something within a few miles of the city... A castle or something like that. Getting a taxi for a few km's isn't out of the question
Thanks in advance everyone

Re: Touristy stuff in Galway city?...

by mccalpin

Take the small plane over to Inishmore, walk up to Dun Aengus (they didn't have a bus when I was there, maybe they do now), and stare out over the Atlantic ocean at sunset from the prehistoric ringfort...then go have a pint in a local pub.

When I did this in on New Year's Day, 1977, I was absolutely alone at the ringfort...will probably never happen again...but February has got to be a slow month ;-)


Re: Touristy stuff in Galway city?...

by Drugness

Thanks for the responses guys, unfortunately i won't have much time in Galway... certainly not enough to head to the Aran island to look around there properly.

So i'm happy to hear more suggestions if anyone has any :)

Thanks :)


Travel Tips for Galway

The Oldest Building in Galway

by Ash59

On Shop Street, which is pedestrianised, you will find this building. According to the palque that was on it, it was buit in the 16th century and is the last surving example of the stately buildings that made Galway one of the best built Irish towns.

There are several sculptured decorations on the wall, one of which is the arms of Henry the VIII.

See the Cliffs of Moher

by BillNJ

The Cliffs of Moher are south of Galway along the coast in County Clare. I visited them on a half-day bus tour by Healy Tours that left Galway at 11:30 am and returned a little after 5:00 pm. The cost of the tour was 20 Euros.

The cliffs are a place of amazing natural beauty! They rise 120 meters (394 ft) above the Atlantic Ocean at Hag's Head, and reach their maximum height of 214 meters (702 ft) just north of O'Brien's Tower, eight kilometres away. Needless to say, you don't want to get too close to the edge! Fortunately, there are short walls around the most common tourist areas for the safety of visitors.

Please note that the cold and wind are noticeably greater near the cliffs, so dress accordingly.

Traditional Irish Music Sessions

by sitric about The Western Hotel

Great traditional Irish music session we came across on a Thursday night at The Western Hotel.
Music started with just 3 musicians, but every 10 minutes or so someone new appeared out of the
woodwork, to make a mega-jam of 12 musicians. This isn't a "touristy" show, but rather great irish musicians
playing mainly for themselves, a great find!

Bus to / from Donegal

by sourbugger

There is a very useful service run by Feda o Donnell coaches of Donegal.

It's a service mainly aimed at students, but is useful to the budget tourist. They usually leave morning and afternoon from Galway, but check their exact departure point and time on the website, and ring them.

It takes over five hours to get all the way up to Gweedore, but you could use the service up to Donegal town where there are a number of other connections that can be made.

St Nicholas Church

by lina112

Is the largest medieval parish church in Ireland still i contstant use. It was built in 1320 on the site of an earlier chapel. During the 16th century, when Galway┬┤s prosperity was at its height, the church was extended and the aisles to the north and south were added, along with the sourth transept, the Blessed Sacramente Cahpel, and the belfry.


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