Galway Things to Do

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  • 1. Burren

    Strangely im from galway county and had never been to the Burren or the cliffs (or mabye i was when i was very small). I can really see how people are so impressed with the Burren and the Cliffs....

  • 2. City Walks - Walking Tours

    I enjoyed the walk along the riverside to Spanish Arch and the Long Walk, then coming back through the lanes to the market and just picking up the odd thing to see here and there. A nice atmosphere...

  • 3. Spanish Arch

    Near the end of our walking tour we made our way down to the quay at the River Corrib. At one end of the quay we could see the structure known as the "Spanish Arch” . Built in 1584, this small...

  • 4. Eyre Square

    As previously mentioned, Eyre Square was chosen as the site for 14 colorful flags to be flown emblazoned with 14 surnames of early, prominent Galway families -- those names are: Athy, Blake, Bodkin,...

  • 5. Festivals

    Galway comes alive during the world famous Galway races. Its an experience for everyone - even if like me you've no interest in horses - its all about the incredible atmosphere that makes the whole of...

  • 6. Music

    This pub has live music that starts around 1930 so you don't have to stay up all night. If you get there early enough, you can get a seat one table removed from the piano (across from the bar) so you...

  • 7. River Corrib

    The Corrib is only 6 km long so is the shortest river in Ireland. However, in volume it is second only to the Shannon so it's both a small and a large river. We parked out by The Black Box which...

  • 8. Lynch's Castle

    Located at the corner of Shop Street and Abbeygate Street, and just across from Eyre Square is the multi-story, solid-looking "Lynch Castle", built by the powerful and wealthy Lynch family, one of the...

  • 9. Claddagh Area

    On the opposite bank of the Corrib River you'll find the area known as "The Claddagh" or "cladach" which means "stony shore." This area of Galway is reachable by crossing the Wolfe Tone Bridge. Widely...

  • 10. Galway Cathedral

    The actual name of the Galway Cathedral is Cathedral of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven and St. Nicholas. That's a bit long so most people just call it the Galway Cathedral. It is not an ancient...

  • 11. Aran Islands

    Going to Inis Mor was one of the highlights of my trip...absolutely beautiful place. There are 3 islands, you'd need 2 nights to see them all but you can certainly do a day from Galway to Inis Mor....

  • 12. Salthill

    The Salthill Promenade is 2-km promenade along Galway Bay in the Salthill area of Galway. It's a beautiful place to walk, jog, or just relax and enjoy the beautiful beach. Looking across the bay, the...

  • 13. Kylemore Abbey - Daytrip

    Built by Mitchell Henry (MP), the construction of Kylemore Abbey started in 1867, and took 4 years to complete. Being over 40,000 square feet in size, with more than 70 rooms, it’s an imposing...

  • 14. St Nicholas Collegiate Church

    One of the stops on our walking tour was "St. Nicholas Collegiate Church," which is dedicated to St. Nicholas of Myra, patron saint of children and sailors. The solid, gray stone medieval church dates...

  • 15. Connemara - Daytrip

    One of the most common trips out for day from Galway is to visit the wilds of Connemara. The twelve Bens (mountains) dominate the landscape they rise up between the peat bogs in a majestic way (oh...

  • 16. Cliffs of Moher - Daytrip

    If you're doing the Bus Eireann tour from Galway to the Cliffs of Moher, check the weather beforehand, ie schedule a couple days to go and see them. We had one day in Galway, and it turned out to be...

  • 17. Beaches

    Grattan beach is a smallish horse-shoe shaped beach that is situated on the Western side of Salthill, making it almost in Galway. The beach is of couse the place to soak up those rays, strip off and...

  • 18. Market

    The Galway market has been operating along the same narrow streets for literally hundreds of years, but strangely only the weekend. Fine friendly barrow boys (my wife got a couple of free oysters for...

  • 19. Churches

    My favorite thing to do is to get lost walking around the city. My second favorite thing to do is to find cool old churches while lost in random places in a new city. Galway was great for this. I...

  • 20. Pubs & Bars

    I visited a few pubs in Dublin and a good time was had by all. I went to the Skeff, Tis Coili, The Quays, and Bunch of grapes. They had a good session going on at the Skeff. We also had some great...

  • 21. Merlin Woods Park

    Merlin Park Woods is located approx 15 mins from the city of Galway , it is the largest, oldest , urban woodland in Galway city , It is divided in two main woodlands on the North and South of Merlin...

  • 22. Tours - Daytours

    We did the Connemara and Cong Tour with Galway Tour Company and had a great time. I had emailed the company beforehand and they picked us up right at our hotel. Our tour guide was Ken and he was a...

  • 23. Two Wildes Sculpture

    This sculpture in the city centre was a gift from the Estonian city of Tartu to Galway in 2004. It is a replica of a sculpture in Tartu. It shows the Irish writer Oscar Wilde and the Estonian writer...

  • 24. City Museum

    Admission to the museum is free. Situated in a newish looking building near the Spanish Arch, Galway's museum is an interesting browse of Galway's history and connections to the seas. The building...

  • 25. City Centre - Downtown

    Galway city is one of the most beautiful where one would definitely like to visit and see all the places which are known to be the best attractions of Galway city. You may find various places where...

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