10 THINGS TO DO WHILE IN GALWAY!

 

GALWAY'S LATIN QUARTER

Meander through Galway’s Latin Quarter. Bursting with buskers and locally owned boutiques, cafés and restaurants, this area boasts some of Galway’s most loved pubs – perfect for a pint and a music session.

 

ST. NICHOLAS MEDIEVAL PARISH CHURCH

There’s no better way to absorb Galway’s ancient atmosphere than a trip to St Nicholas’s medieval parish church. The church fell on hard times under Cromwell when it was used as a stable. Now restored to glory, you can catch music concerts here.

 

MEDIEVAL GALWAY CITY

On a walking tour of Medieval Galway City, stroll down narrow winding lanes and ancient city streets, passing the old town wall and intact medieval houses. You’ll also discover how Galway became one of the most powerful city-states in medieval Europe.

 

GALWAY CITY MUSEUM

Galway City Museum allows visitors to learn why Galway is known as the City of Tribes, as well as browse a unique set of artifacts like currachs, War of Independence memorabilia and items from John F Kennedy’s 1963 visit to the city.

 

GALWAY CITY FARMERS MARKET

Don’t miss Galway City Farmers’ Market which has taken place in Church Lane by St Nicholas's Church for centuries. Pick up everything from fresh produce to locally made crafts, as well as treats as diverse as sushi and handmade chocolates.

 

GALWAY CATHEDRAL

Galway Cathedral is the most recently built of Europe's great stone cathedrals. It’s well worth a visit to see its rose windows, mosaics and impressive 44.2m dome. In summer musical recitals take place in its sublime surroundings.

 

ATLANTIC AIR

For a more mellow experience of Galway City, why not head out to the Salthill prom to stretch your legs and suck in the fresh Atlantic air. If you’re brave enough, take a plunge from the Blackrock diving tower like a true local!

 

ATLANTAQUARIA

While you’re in Salthill visit Atlantaquaria, Ireland's largest aquarium. Learn about our diverse marine ecosystem as you watch rays, dogfish and small sharks. You’ll even get to see the skeleton of a huge fin whale.

 

CORRIB PRINCESS

A river cruise on the Corrib Princess will bring you to tranquil Lough Corrib. This is a chance to kick back and enjoy stunning scenery and wildlife while absorbing fascinating facts about castles and historic buildings.

 

CONNEMARA

If you fancy some quality peace and quiet, Connemara is a stone’s throw away. Choose from golf on spectacular links courses, fishing on remote twinkling lakes, walking the craggy mountains or simply soaking up the wild untamed scenery.