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Galway : Michelin's recommendations
County town of Galway, this town is also the largest conurbation in the west of Ireland. Its location at the mouth of the Corrib at the end of Galway Bay makes it an ideal port. The original docks on the east bank of the river now extend towards the south-east. The cathedral, spiritual centre of the city, and university town - which is home to many modern industries - have sprung up around the medieval heart of narrow streets.
Tourist attractions Galway : Things to see and do
Salmon Weir Bridge IRL - Galway
This cathedral was dedicated to Our Lady Assumed into Heaven and to St. Nicholas. It was designed by John J. Robinson in 1957 and made from black marble from Galway, a local stone that can be polished beautifully. In the east transept above the altar..
Salmon-Weir Bridge IRL - Galway
The bridge, built in 1818, links the old prison, which occupied the site of the cathedral from 1808 until 1839, to the law courts that were built on the site of a Benedictine abbey. Upstream lies the salmon weir after which the bridge was named and t..
Market St. IRL - Galway
Souvenirs, photographs and letters are exhibited in this small house where James Joyce's wife lived before leaving for Dublin where she met her husband.
Eyre Square IRL - Galway
Overlooking Eyre Square in the heart of Galway, The Skeffington Arms offers bright, modern rooms, a vibrant bar & restaurant and Galway‘s largest cocktail bar. The stylish bar includes a 10 foot-high HD big screen. All of The Skeffington’s colourful..
Spanish Parade IRL - Galway
In Galway’s historic Latin Quarter, The House is an elegant, 4-star hotel just off Quay Square and the Spanish Arch. It offers air-conditioned rooms, free Wi-Fi, a restaurant and cocktail bar. Set in an old stone building, The House Hotel has unique..
Quay Street IRL - Galway
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In the centre of Galway’s bustling Quay Street, The Spanish Arch Hotel offers elegant rooms with plasma TVs and tea/coffee facilities. With free Wi-Fi, it boasts live music 7 days a week. The rooms at The Spanish Arch all include an en suite bathroo..
Taylor's Hill IRL - Gaillimh
Kirwan's Ln IRL - Gaillimh
Well-regarded, long-standing restaurant with a large terrace, located in an old medieval lane. Lively, brasserie atmosphere, with dining split over two levels. Modern menus have a classical base; 50% of the dishes consist of tasty seafood.
22 Sea Rd IRL - Gaillimh / Galway
Lovely, laid-back restaurant with a gloriously cluttered interior and old scrubbed floorboards on the walls. Morning cakes morph into fresh, simple lunches, then afternoon tea and formal dinners. Produce is organic, free range and traceable.
Taylor's Hill IRL - Gaillimh
51 Lower Dominick St IRL - Gaillimh / Galway
Loud, buzzy Spanish restaurant that's a hit with the locals. Large, rustic dining room with Spanish-themed knick-knacks and produce for sale. Extensive, authentic menu, with many dishes available in either tapas or main course size.
53 Lower Dominick St IRL - Gaillimh / Galway
Intimate restaurant with a cool, Scandic feel and a knowledgeable serving team. Large blackboards list the produce of the month; dishes are stylish, modern and interesting, featuring contrasting textures and plenty of foraged ingredients.