Galway city is on the Western Seaboard of Europe. It is called a city with its population of over 80,000 people. Perhaps the the best thing about Galway is it has managed to retain the small town feel and many of its population simply came for a visit or to study and never left. We hope that you will enjoy your magical city with its cobbled streets and cosmopolitan atmosphere. The list is endless of what to do but here are some of our suggestions.
Things to Do in Galway
- Relax in Eyre Square and just sample the atmosphere.
- Listen to the buskers or watch amazing street performers from Shop street down to Quay Street.
- Explore the Latin Quarter situated on the left bank of the River Corrib home to historic landmarks and shopping.
- Walk down by the Spanish Arch and hope for an amazing skyline like this taken by Kelvin Gillmore
- Walk the Salthill prom and kick the wall for luck. Ask a local about this famous tradition.
- Take a leap of faith from the high diving board at Blackrock.
- Take a guided walk around our city with Brian Nolan and learn some of the hidden gems.
- On a Saturday visit the Galway Markets in Church lane by St Nicholas' Church. You will find hundreds of stalls selling fresh produce and locally produced crafts.
- Take a boat tour on Galway Bay with Galway Bay Boat Tours
- Appreciate the magnificent, rugged and wild Connemara landscape. Day tours also available.
- Listen to traditional musician in one of the many bars in the city such as The Crane on Sea Road.
- Sample one of the unique summer festivals in Galway
- Visit the Aran Islands. Buses are available in Eyre Square to bring you on the short journey to the Ferry Port. (Day trips available).
- If you are exhausted from all that why not enjoy the views of Lough Atalia in our hot tub.
We think the best way to see our charming city is on foot. So why not take a walking tour with an experienced guide and let them point out some hidden secrets. If that does not interest you then perhaps the Galway Bay Tourist Train is for you. A new addition in the city is Galway Bay Boat Tours where you can explore the Claddagh & Salthill by boat.
Lally ‘s Guided Tours
Galway City Sightseeing Tour
Galway Bay Boat Tours
Food & Drink Tours
Galway Food Tours offer Around The Market Place which is a 2 hour tour around the city sampling 8 venues showcasing some of the best food Galway has to offer.
They also offer Wild Atlantic Way Food Tours
Connemara Pub Tours offer an amazing experience of all that is true to Connemara from friendly locals, warm fires, creamy Guinness or award winning Irish Coffee. It make an ideal way to spend an afternoon or an evening.
Hazel Mountain Chocolate Tours.
Take a visit to Hazel Mountain Chocolate, a unique bean to bar chocolate factory that offers guided tours. Your 45 minute tour will take you through all the stages of chocolate making, followed by a tasting session.
Galway Whiskey Trail where we invite you to discover Galway’s Rich Whiskey Heritage through it’s finest whiskey bars and outlets, each of which is waiting to share their story with you. Download the brochure.
Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of a cruise on board the luxurious Corrib Princess. Sailing from Woodquay in the heart of Galway city, along the famous Steamers Line, which is the lakes traditional trade route. The journey takes passengers along the majestic River Corrib and onto the lake providing visitors with unsurpassed views of the historic monuments and natural amenities that make this the most spectacular waterway in Ireland.
Galway Bay Boat Tours
Galway Bay Boat Tours offer a range of exclusive fishing trips and excursions. From thrill seeking power boat tours to a relaxed cruise of Galway Bay they offer a truly unique experience and cater for all groups.
Galway Greyhound Stadium
If you're looking for something different for a great night out, you’ll find it at Galway Greyhound Stadium. It’s non-stop entertainment from the first bell till the last race has run its course. Racing takes place every Friday & Saturday. Gates from 6:30pm. Book now 1890 269 969 or www.galwaygreyhoundstadium.ie
The West of Ireland offers a wide range of golf courses to challenge golfing enthusiasts. Enjoy a round of golf that combines the excitement of truly magnificent golf with some of the most beautiful and unspoilt scenery in Europe.
The Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Galway is located within easy access of many championship golf courses in the area. The Galway Golf Club, Salthill is 5km, Bearna Golf course is 10km, Galway Bay Golf and Country Club, Oranmore is 14km and Cregmore Golf Course is 12km from the hotel.
History & Culture
Galway City Museum
Concerts & Entertainment:
Mise Eire I am Ireland (Tickets are on sale at the hotel reception)
Trad on the Prom. (Tickets are also on sale at the hotel reception)
Galway Cathedral Recitals
Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Gardens home to the Benedictine nuns since 1920.
Galway is served by the Town Hall Theatre & The Druid
Full up to date listings will be on their websites.
The beautiful image of the Spanish Arch was supplied by Kelvin Gillmore Photography