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Cliffs of Moher Private Tour from Killarney
"The Cliffs of Moher are Ireland’s most visited natural attraction with a magical vista that will capture your heart and live in your memory forever. Standing 214m (702 feet) at their highest point they stretch for 8 kilometres (5 miles) along the Atla we will start the Cliffs of Mohar tour from Killarney. On route we will visit Bunratty Castle which is a must on the itinerary and is your chance to experience a window into Ireland’s history. You can explore the castle and the 19th century Bunratty Folk tapestries and works of art which capture the mood of those times.  You can explore at your own leisure and marvel at the fixtures and fittings. At night time the castle is the impressive setting for the medieval castle banquets which are held year round. During our visit to Bunratty Castle we will also visit the Folk Park. Here you will enjoy the sights sounds
From EUR440.00
 
Independent Cliffs of Moher Half Day Trip from Galway
"Depart from the Galway Coach Station at 12pm on Saturday or Sunday. This direct coach service will bring you straight down to the Cliffs of Moher Ireland's most visited attraction! You'll spend 2 full hours exploring the Cliffs of Moher independently. Feel a moment of magic when standing atop these 700 ft. high seaside cliffs. Stroll along the walking paths to view the cliffs from each of the look you may be able to see the Aran Islands!) Admission to the Cliffs of Moher and interactive visitor center are included in independent tour so be sure to stop in to the building along the hillside to experience a virtual reality cliff-face adventure! You'll return back to Galway city approximately 5pm.""""The Cliffs of Moher Express service is a non-guided shuttle service from Galway direct to the Cliffs of Moher. Spend 2 full hours exploring on your own. Departing Galway at 12pm this service is ideal for those looking for an independant adventure. Admission to the Cliffs and the eco- friendly visitor center are included in your ticket!"
From EUR20.00
 
Guided Connemara Day Tour from Galway
"You depart Galway in the morning north along the Wild Atlantic Way your fully trained and your local driver guide will take you through the Claddagh and Salthill. You will then head west along the southern shores of Connemara looking out across Galway Bay. As your tour passes through the picturesque villages of Barna Furbo Spiddal and Inverin
From EUR47.00

More Warnings and Dangers in Galway

Be Careful Not to Fall Over the Cliffs of Moher

The Cliffs of Moher are massive -- and, in the event of a fall, death is almost certain. Indeed, there are a number of deaths each year after a visitor falls off the edge of one of the cliffs. To...
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BillNJ
Dec 14, 2009

Be Careful Not to Fall Into the River Corrib

The River Corrib is a very fast-flowing river, and drowning deaths occasionally occur. Along the paths near the river, there are life preservers in case of an emergency. Visitors to Galway should be...
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BillNJ
Dec 14, 2009

No free parking in Galway !

I thought I had found the perfect parking spot in Galway. There's this little tri-angle at Wood's Quay where there are about 50 parking spaces ,essentialy, in between three streets. All around are...
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ernie01
Oct 08, 2007

Water

I felt terrible for those who i know in Galway. When I visited in May of 2007, you could not injest the tap water. There was a parasite residing in it for which the local government is apparently to...
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biglad919
Jun 09, 2007

galway gangsters

basically galway is a perfectly safe city, nothing bad has ever happened to me here but all the same if for some reason you find yourself in one of the housing estates in the outskirts, keep your head...
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frankie_ireland
Sep 02, 2005

For Those Who Came In Late...

Bars and restaurants all close at eleven o'clock in Galway. That is to say, they stop letting people in at that time. Ciara and I ended up at a fast-food joint that made McDonald's look like the Ritz....
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miketrudeau
Jun 06, 2005
 
 
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The Weather

Galway can be very wet and windy as I found out. Not surprising really as it is on the West coast and gets the full force of Atlantic weather systems sweeping in.Still the potential of ashower of rain...
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aah_stone
Jan 11, 2005

'Smile or yer face 'ill crack love'

Please be aware that normally cheerful Estonians can been seen standing around the streets looking miserable.This may have something to do with the recent arrival of their parents I am told.It is...
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Catspjm
Feb 01, 2004

Pedestrians, watch out for the roundabouts

For those who are not used to the roundabout, it can get pretty hairy at times when you are not even sure if it is safe to cross. There is one particular roundabout I'm referring to - Headford Road,...
lmizutani
Jun 26, 2003

There are many castles and...

There are many castles and ruins dotted around the Burren, however not all are accessible due to many are on private land and the farmers do not like the public trespassing on their land due to...
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greebo
Aug 25, 2002

The roads. Ireland only has...

The roads. Ireland only has small roads, some not much more than country lanes, however the local population are completely mad when placed behind a wheel of a car and drive like maniacs. Believe me...
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greebo
Aug 25, 2002

The limestone pavement on the...

The limestone pavement on the Burren. Many people who visit Dolmans or Portal Tomes like to build mini Dolmans/Tombs on the limestone pavement, this is illegal and many schoolchildren spend their time...
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greebo
Aug 25, 2002

Airports - In the airports you...

Airports - In the airports you will see many tacky irish goods, please do not be tempted to try one on, you will look silly. Aragina just had to try one on and completely ruined any street cred she...
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greebo
Aug 25, 2002

Driving in Galway can be...

Driving in Galway can be tricky. A lot of 'one-way' streets everywhere. Stopped our car in the city centre, and from there tried to find out exactly where we was on a small map. Not that easy, but...
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Nobbe
Aug 24, 2002

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Top Things to Do in Galway

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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...
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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....
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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...
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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...
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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,...
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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...
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sourbugger

"A walk around Galway"
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BillNJ

"The Far West of Europe"
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lina112

"GALWAY"
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starship

"Galway ~ City of Tribes"
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Cruefan

"Galway.. City of Tribes"
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