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Ireland beckoned, and you answered its call! Welcome to your adventure in Galway. Discover the medieval history, epic castles, and hearty cuisine that await you on your visit.

Taibhdhearc na Gaillimhe

Also known as Galway Theater, Taibhdhearc na Gaillimhe was briefly closed for renovation but reopened in full swing in 2012. Check out the event listing and catch a show or two while you're in town!

Galway City Museum

Galway City Museum

Founded in the 1970s, the modern, cavernous Galway City Museum hosts a variety of exhibitions on the history of Galway. Learn about the medieval history of this Irish town through interactive exhibitions.

Spanish Arch
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Spanish Arch

Located near the Galway City Museum, the Spanish Arch is a natural stop on any sightseeing tour of Galway. The arch was constructed in the 16th century to protect the cities quay.

Galway Cathedral

Galway Cathedral

Conveniently located on the banks of River Corrib, the Galway Cathedral is an impressive church to behold.

Eyre Square

Eyre Square

Visit the Eyre Square and enjoy one of Galway's finest public parks. Located in the city center, Galway Station is the closest public transport stop.

Dunguaire Castle

Dunguaire Castle

Visit the legendary Dunguaire Castle, where King Guaire once reigned. The grounds are awe-inspiring and in summer you can roam around as you please.

NUI Galway

NUI Galway

The National University of Ireland in Galway is well worth a visit even if you're not trying to study there. Meander through the halls where many famous alumna have roamed before.

Planning Your Galway Visit

What to eat in Galway?

Irish pub culture is famous worldwide. While you're in Galway, we recommend sampling the local pub fare for dinner. You can't beat the company of a good beer and a hearty meal at a nearby pub.

How to get around Galway?

While we always recommend long walks to see the most while you're in any city, you'll find a developed bus and public transport system in this charming Irish town. Take a taxi late at night when the buses stop running.

Good to know

  • Language
    English
  • Currency
    Euro (€)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+01:00)
  • Country Code
    +353
  • Best time to visit
    May through September are known to be sunny but there is the occasional rainfall. Weather in Galway can be quite unpredictable year-round. To maximize your chances of sunny weather, plan a trip for summer.

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What people are saying about Galway

First of all a HUGE thank you to Ken, our bus driver! He was very knowledgeable and friendly. We learned loads about Irish history that we did not know before. We got lucky with the weather and it was all absolutely gorgeous, totally worth seeing. There was enough time to see everything, there was really gorgeous stops along the way. In my opinion, its completely worth it. The only thing is that the stop in Cong was a little too short, however we plan on returning one day and staying in that charming village:)

Connemara & Cong: Full-Day Tour from Galway Reviewed by Anonymous, 09/06/2020

Richie our tour guide was amazing! he was so informative, helpful, funny and friendly. Also a great driver on the tight and narrow roads. I felt like we got the most out of our day, he stopped at some great scenic locations along the way to our designated stops. He really went out of his way to ensure we all got the most out of the excursion and I hope that if you book this tour, you get this lovely gent as your guide :) thank you Richie!!

I was very fortunate to be gifted with having Richie as my guide, for the second time. The tour was phenomenal and we throughly enjoyed it. Richie made sure we got the most out of our day and it was well co-ordinated allowing for maximum time at each of our stops. We cant thank Richie enough for making our staycation that bit greater. Also, Saoirse is an absolute delight. Shes the coolest

The Aran Islands & The Cliffs Cruise Reviewed by Vicki, 09/26/2020

Mike D is an wonderful guide very knowledgeable and had an unbeatable sense of humour. Now coming to reviewing the trip there was not a single dull moment. It is a wholesome experience that have combinations of both natural beauty like mountains, lakes, fjord and also historical places like abbey, friary and castles. Highly recommended if you have just one day for Connemara!!!

Connemara & Cong: Full-Day Tour from Galway Reviewed by Baishali, 09/13/2020

It was amazing except for the short time in the main attraction. We stayed 1:30 hour in the Cliffs and it was not enough as you have to walk a lot. The restaurant takes too long to get your order so you spend too much time for lunch. Apart from that the rest was perfect. The driver/guide is a very nice guy.

Cliffs of Moher Full-Day Tour from Dublin Reviewed by Robson, 09/15/2020