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 ..
Quay Street IRL - Galway H91 P628
In the centre of Galway’s bustling Quay Street, The Spanish Arch Hotel offers elegant rooms with plasma TVs and private en-suite facilities. With free Wi-Fi, it boasts live music every weekend, from traditional Irish bands to lively cover bands. The..
Eyre Square IRL - Galway
Prix Prices from : 69 €
At Eyre Square, the warm and comfortable Imperial Hotel in Galway city centre is close to Galway University NUIG and the bus and railway station. All rooms are spacious and bright, with modern cherry-wood furniture and a contemporary decor. The res..
Lower Merchants Road, Tha Latin Quarter IRL - Galway
Prix Prices from : 119 €
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..
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.
53 Lower Dominick St IRL - 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 - Galway
Sea Rd IRL - 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.
Taylor's Hill IRL - Galway
Fairgreen IRL - Galway
A large basement with industrial styling; as suggested by its name, the focus here is on the quality of the ingredients, which grow in the fertile local loam. The talented chef understands his craft and produces modern, understated dishes with pure f..