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Galway

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Nightlife · National Parks · Landmarks
City of the Tribes
A major hub for visitors exploring Ireland's western regions, Galway serves as a city of art and culture, renowned for its vibrant lifestyle and numerous festivals. The city's many pubs, a major draw for bohemian crowds from around the world, offer live music and outdoor seats, ideal for observing street performers and ordinary natives going about their business. Deeply respectful of its traditions and rich heritage, Galway is one of the few areas where Irish remains a thriving language in everyday use. Start your urban adventure by exploring the lively areas along the Corrib River, where you can search for handcrafted souvenirs and traditional Aran sweaters. Plan a Ireland trip in moments using our itinerary builder.
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Popular things to do in Galway

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Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre ©
National Park
Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre
4.7
Duration: 5h 30 min
Wild Atlantic Way ©
Scenic Drive
Wild Atlantic Way
4.9
Duration: 4 hours
Quay Street ©
Landmark
Quay Street
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Salthill Promenade
Historic Walking Area
Salthill Promenade
4.4
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Galway

Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Castle
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park Bunratty
4.4
Duration: 3h 30 min
The Burren ©
Geologic Formation
The Burren County Clare
4.6
Duration: 8 hours
Cliffs of Moher ©
Lookout
Cliffs of Moher Liscannor
4.7
Duration: 1 hour

Hidden gems in Galway

Micil Distillery ©
Distillery Tour
Micil Distillery
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
Salthill Beaches ©
Beach
Salthill Beaches
4.2
Duration: 3 hours
St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church ©
Religious Site
St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
Charlie Byrne's Bookshop ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Charlie Byrne's Bookshop
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min

Historic Sites in Galway

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Riverside Walk ©
Historic Walking Area
Riverside Walk
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Menlo Castle / Blake's Castle ©
Castle
Menlo Castle / Blake's Castle
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
Kirwan's Lane
Historic Walking Area
Kirwan's Lane
4.0
Duration: 2 hours
Bohermore’s Victorian Cemetery ©
Cemetery
Bohermore’s Victorian Cemetery
4.5
Duration: 2 hours

Shopping in Galway

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An Tuirne Island Handknits and Crafts
Gift & Specialty Shop
An Tuirne Island Handknits and Crafts
5.0
Duration: 30 minutes
Thomas Dillon's Claddagh Gold ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Thomas Dillon's Claddagh Gold
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
OMG Zhivago ©
Department Store
OMG Zhivago
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
McCarthy's Jewellery Shop ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
McCarthy's Jewellery Shop
4.7
Duration: 2 hours

Nature in Galway

Galway Bay ©
Water Body
Galway Bay
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Doo Lough Valley ©
Valley
Doo Lough Valley
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Inis Meain
Island
Inis Meain
4.2
Duration: 2 hours
Pedal Power Galway ©
Nightlife
Pedal Power Galway
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
Galway Cathedral ©
Architectural Building
Galway Cathedral
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
Eyre Square ©
Park
Eyre Square
3.2
Duration: 30 minutes
Burren National Park ©
National Park
Burren National Park Corofin
4.6
Duration: 2 hours

Places to visit with Galway

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