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Travel Guide of Galway in Ireland by Influencers and Travelers

Galway is a city in County Galway in the West of Ireland, in the province of Connacht. It lies on the River Corrib between Lough Corrib and Galway Bay, and is the sixth most populous city in Ireland, with a population at the 2016 Census of 79,934.

The Best Things to Do and Visit in Galway


1 - Spanish Arch

The Spanish Arch and the Caoċ Arch in Galway city, Ireland, are two remaining arches on the Ceann an Bhalla. The two arches were part of the extension of the city wall from Martin's Tower to the bank of the River Corrib, as a measure to protect the city's quays, which were in the area once known as the Fish Market.

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2 - Claddagh

Claddaghduff is a village in County Galway, Ireland. It is located northwest of Clifden, the gateway to Omey Island.

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3 - Shore Excursions in Galway

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4 - Shop Street

Shop Street is the main thoroughfare of the city of Galway in the west of Ireland. It has been pedestrianised since the late 20th century.

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5 - Galway City

Galway City Museum is a museum in Galway City, County Galway, Ireland. It was founded on 29 July 2006, and is located beside the Spanish Arch.

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6 - Sightseeing Cruises in Galway

On this tour you will take in the amazing scenery of two of the Discovery Points on the Wild Atlantic Way, plus enjoy a boat ride beneath the Cliffs of Moher. Experience two of Ireland's top natural attractions—the Aran Islands (Inisheer) and the Cliffs of Moher—in one day on this tour from Galway. We will take you by boat from Doolin to Inis Oirr(Inisheer) where you can spend 2hours at your leisure exploring the island. On the return sailing from the island we will detour underneath the breathtaking Cliffs of Moher - subject to weather conditions. We will then enjoy the Cliffs of Moher from the top by visiting the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Experience Centre

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7 - Galway Cathedral

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8 - Dunguaire Castle

   16 km away

Dunguaire Castle is a 16th-century tower house on the southeastern shore of Galway Bay in County Galway, Ireland, near Kinvara. The name derives from the Dun of King Guaire, the legendary king of Connacht. The castle's 75-foot tower and its defensive wall have been restored, and the grounds are open to tourists during the summer. The castle's slates are from an old school in Kinvara.

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9 - Mountain Bike Tours in Galway

In this groundbreaking day trip, you will get to taste the best of the west of Ireland in just a few hours. Sample south Connemara, explore Inis Oirr (the smallest of the Aran Islands), and take a cruise under the Cliffs of Moher. Coming back onto the mainland, we take in arguably the finest coastal drive in Ireland along the Wild Atlantic Way back up to Galway, along with a couple of various other short stops during the day. What makes this day trip truly unique is that it is a looped route, so you are experiencing a completely different region of the West of Ireland in every hour that passes. You won’t see the same thing twice!

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10 - Coole Park

   24 km away

Coole Park is a nature reserve of approximately 1,000 acres located a few miles west of Gort, County Galway, Ireland. It is managed by the Irish National Parks & Wildlife Service, part of the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.

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11 - Burren National Park

   30 km away

Burren National Park is one of six national parks in Ireland, managed by the National Parks and Wildlife Service. It covers a small part of the Burren, a karst landscape in County Clare on the west coast.

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12 - Kayaking Tours in Galway

Spectacular coastline along this stretch of Clare! Panoramic views of Lahinch; Excellent opportunity to see many different species of seabirds, particularly in the bird sanctuary; Unique caves – some with enormous cathedral-like ceilings, others with narrow passages; Maybe catch a view of shy sea otters fishing inside the dark caves.

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13 - Kilfenora

   33 km away

Kilfenora is a village and a civil parish in County Clare, Ireland. It is situated south of the karst limestone region known as the Burren.

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14 - Doolin

   36 km away

Doolin is a coastal village in County Clare, Ireland, on the Atlantic coast. It is southwest of the spa town of Lisdoonvarna. It is a noted centre of traditional Irish music, which is played nightly in its pubs, making it a popular tourist destination.

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15 - Bike Rentals in Galway

Inishbofin (Island of the White Cow) lies seven miles off Galway’s coast. This magical island is now a haven for tourism, farming and fishing. The island is 5.7km by 4km , which means that bikes are the ideal method of transport. On your arrival at the pier, choose your bike to hire and get ready to explore. (There is a daily ferry service all year round from the pier in Cleggan to Inishbofin.) Inishbofin has various cycling routes offering spectacular views of the island’s wild Atlantic scenery. There are several safe award-winning sandy beaches strewn with shells and with crystal clear water which make swimming, snorkelling and diving a joy. Inishbofin is a special area of conservation and a special area of protection. The island is a breeding area for many species of birds. The rarest or most threatened species breeding on the island at present are the Corncrake. It is estimated that Inishbofin was inhabited as far back as 8000-4000 B.C

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16 - Gus O'Connor's Pub

   36 km away
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17 - Cliffs of Moher

   41 km away

The Cliffs of Moher are sea cliffs located at the southwestern edge of the Burren region in County Clare, Ireland. They run for about 14 kilometres.

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18 - Burren Way

   41 km away
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19 - Lahinch

   42 km away

Lahinch or Lehinch is a small town on Liscannor Bay, on the northwest coast of County Clare, Ireland. It lies on the N67 national secondary road, between Milltown Malbay and Ennistymon, roughly 75 kilometres by road southwest of Galway and 68 kilometres northwest of Limerick.

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20 - Kilronan

   44 km away

Cill Rónáin is the main settlement on Inishmore, one of the Aran Islands off the west coast of Ireland in County Galway. The ferries serving the island call at Doolin, County Clare and also Rossaveal, County Galway.

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