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Things to do in Galway

Beyond The Gates

Whilst within the cast iron gates lay an abundance of adventures and activities, beyond them lays Connemara, the Aran Islands and Galway City, home to some of Irelands' most delightful wonders. From National parks and castles to ruins and the sea, not to mention the rich culture and events and festivals, the City of Tribes has become renowned for.

The rugged Connemara landscape is the idyllic setting for outdoor adventuring of all kinds, from hiking the 12 Bens, cycling along Galways greenway to river cruises along Lough Corrib or island hopping at Aran, there is so much to see and do, Galway will have even the most adventurous soul mesmorised by the vast array of activities that await.

The coastline of Galway is the largest of that along the Wild Atlantic Way, and Galways' Bay is famous for more than just its rich fishing history but some of the most beautiful beaches in Ireland, most notably the infamous Dogs Bay and Gurteen Bay. If beaches or activities are not your thing, then the bustling festivals, thriving traditional music, arts and culture in the heart of the City alongside its many native experiences and unique food and craft markets will surely ignite your love for this Western County full of spirit and joy.

  • Wild Atlantic Way
  • History & Culture
  • Festival & Events
  • National Parks
  • Scenic Water Trips
  • Local Attractions

Wild Atlantic Way

Beyond The Gates
The Wild Atlantic Way is a total of 1600 miles (2600 km) in length and is one of the longest defined coastal routes in the world. It stretches from the top of Ireland, down its west coast and finishes in the southern most county Cork.

History & Culture

Beyond The Gates
On the edge of Europe, Galway is the gateway to the Atlantic and beyond.

Festival & Events

Beyond The Gates
Galway is a vibrant city with a deep curiosity for the arts and this leads the city to be known as the 'City of Festivals'.

National Parks

Beyond The Gates
Ireland's National Parks give visitors a real connection to nature. Steeped in wonderment, majesty and splendour, the west of Ireland’s views are something to behold, varied and teeming with flora and fauna.

Scenic Water Trips

Beyond The Gates
Galway as a County is home to the largest portion of the Wild Atlantic Way, surrounded by ocean, and rich in lush rivers, streams and locks, the ideal location for water lovers.

Local Attractions

Beyond The Gates
Galway has many great locations to visit during your trip, whether it be with family or friends.

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