Things to see and do - Galway
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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
IRL - Galway
The wooded shore road provides a view of this vast lake, nearly 48km long, the second largest in Ireland and dotted with countless islands. On one of them, in the lough's northwestern arm, stands the ruin of Hen's Castle, an O'Flaherty stronghold. It..
Market St. IRL - Galway
The medieval church, where Christopher Columbus is said to have prayed, is dedicated to Saint Nicholas of Myra, the patron saint of sailors. The outside is decorated with gargoyles and sculptured mouldings. Inside there is a medieval water stoup, a b..
Spanish Parade IRL - Galway
Opened in 2007, a stone's throw from its former site and dominating the mouth of the River Corrib, this museum traces everyday life in the area through the ages. It has a remarkable exhibition on the Claddagh district and its traditions, and another ..
Eyre Square IRL - Galway
Overlooking Eyre Square, the elegant Hotel Meyrick features the No. 15 On The Square restaurant and free leisure facilities. Its spacious and elegant rooms have free internet, and there is Wi-Fi in public areas. In the centre of Galway, the Hotel Me..
Oranmore IRL - Oranmore .
On the shores of Galway Bay, just a 5 minute drive from the M6 and a 10-minute drive to Galway city and Galway Airport, this 4-star hotel offers luxurious rooms, leisure facilities including an indoor pool and swimming machine. Free Wi-Fi is accessib..
Claregalway IRL - Claregalway .
Prix Prices from : 65 €
Claregalway Hotel is situated just outside of Galway in Claregalway village. It has a restaurant, a leisure centre with a gym and pool, and spacious air-conditioned rooms. The cosy rooms at Claregalway Hotel all feature a plasma-screen TV and en sui..
Dominick St IRL - Galway
Very welcoming bistro in a bohemian part of the city. The intimate interior is striking red with fabrics on the ceiling and richly upholstered banquettes. Choose something from the daily blackboard menu, which lists the catch of the day.
1 High St IRL - Gaillimh / Galway
The menu at this bright, two-floored restaurant alters as the day goes on. Lunch centres around one course - including a soup, a salad and maybe a pie of the day; while dinner is a more substantial. Cooking is honest and flavoursome.
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 tasty dinners. Produce is organic, free range and traceable.
53 Lower Dominick St IRL - Gaillimh / Galway
Intimate restaurant with a cool, Scandic feel; its name means 'From the West'. Large blackboards list the 'produce of the month' - wild and forage ingredients play a key role. The menu is confirmed at 6pm, when the last of the day's ingredients arriv..
Taylor's Hill IRL - Gaillimh
Taylor's Hill IRL - Gaillimh