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Galway City is a thriving, bohemian, cultural city on the western coast of Ireland.

Along with being a popular seaside destination with beautiful beaches and long winding promenade, it also has a buzzing cosmopolitan city centre. The city is a joy to explore with its labyrinthine cobbled streets, colourful shop facades and busy café/ bar culture.

The city is also well known for its many festivals throughout the year with huge crowds gathering for the annual Galway Arts Festival, Races and numerous other events. Old Ireland is present too with turf fires and traditional music featuring in many pubs to compliment your enjoyment of a well earned pint of Guinness.

Take an evening stroll along the promenade and watch the sunset over Galway Bay or watch the salmon fishermen in the River Corrib from the perfect vantage point of the Salmon Weir Bridge.

SIGHTSEEING & CULTURAL ACTIVITIES

Visit to Galway City Museum or the National Aquarium will easily happily fill a wet afternoon. On sunny days your options are endless.

The clean beaches in Salthill draw crowds of swimmers and the city streets come to life with buskers and street performers.

With Connemara on your doorstep a visit to Kylemore Abbey or Ashford Castle while taking in the magnificent mountains and lakes of Connemara National Park on your way is also highly recommended.
The unspoilt Burren across Galway Bay in Clare is also worth a visit.

The weathered limestone landscape holds traces of the past with megalithic tombs, ringforts, cairns, holy wells, souterrains and stone walls scattered throughout the area to explore.

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NEARBY WATERSPORTS

Because of our location on the shores of Lough Corrib and not too far from Galway Bay, you can avail of a host of water based activities and sports throughout your stay.

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FAMILY ACTIVITIES

Pet Farms, Horse riding, Atlantiquaria  - The National Aquarium of Ireland, local beaches in Salthill and Connemara...choose from a range of local family actitivities in Galway to keep all the famil entertained.

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NIGHTLIFE

The Town Hall Theatre is the best option for seeing a visiting production company’s latest dramatic performance. There are many nightclubs dotted around Eyre Square.

Alternatively walk down shop street to Latin Quarter near Quay Street and you’ll find plenty of old world bars where you can sit by a turf fire and join in the craic.

Galway nightclubs - Whether its drama, traditional music, late night clubs or simply soaking up the vibe on the bustling city streets, you’ll find plenty to do at night in galway.