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
- Take a leap of faith from the high diving board at Blackrock.
- Relax and enjoy the sunshine in Eyre Square, just take it all in.
- Listen to the buskers or watch amazing street performers from Shop street down to Quay Street.
- 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.
- 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.
- Try unique Japanese sushi over looking Galway Bay on our 4th Floor in RAW Sushi In the Sky.
- Party at one of Galway’s many famous festivals
- 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.
Galway’s shopping streets are just a few minutes walk away. Galway is a unique shopping experience with a wide range of shops to cater for the tastes of both visitors and locals. Kilkenny, Brown Thomas are sure to suit the ladies while Judy Green Pottery or Wooden Heart offer unique items for all ages.
We think the best way to see our charming city is on foot. So why not take a walking tour with an experineced guide and let them point out some hidden secrets. If that does not interest you then perhaps the Galway Tourist train is for you.
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Lally ‘s Guided Tours
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 Greyhound Stadium
If you're looking for something different for a great night out, you’ll find it at Galway Greyhound Stadium. Nothing beats the
excitement of greyhound racing, and some of the most exciting greyhound fixtures of the year take place right here. 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. Other championship courses within driving distance are Oughterard, Connemara, Gort, Tuam, Claremorris and Ballinrobe.
History & Culture
Galway City Museum
Trad on the Prom.
Galway Cathedral Recitals
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