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 ..
Oranmore IRL - Oranmore .
Prix Prices from : 59 €
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..
164 College Road IRL - Galway
Situated just 5 minutes’ drive from Galway’s busy city centre, The Huntsman Inn offers free Wi-Fi and free private parking. This boutique hotel has a popular bar and restaurant, overlooking Lough Atalia. The modern rooms feature tea and coffee makin..
Tuam Road IRL - Galway .
Prix Prices from : 49 €
In the heart of Galway City, the Travelodge Galway is just 10 minutes' walk from the Eyre Square and a 3-minute stroll from both the Greyhound Stadium and Connacht Rugby Stadium. With free onsite parking, the property is just 5 minutes' drive from Ga..
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.
Taylor's Hill IRL - Gaillimh
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..
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.
Taylor's Hill IRL - Gaillimh
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.