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7 Things to Do in Galway

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

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.

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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

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

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

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

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

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    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

Loved it! Great guide, a lot of information and fun!!

The tour was just long enough. The guide was very knowledgeable and had a great sense of humor (unfortunately some of it was lost on his guests--not me though :) ). Great stop for lunch and the area photo ops were perfect. Thank you so much!!
Full Day Cliffs of Moher & Burren Tour from Galway Reviewed by Caleigh, 05/15/2016

Highly recommended, but you don't need to buy ticket advanced.

This trip from galway are start from bus station. You can buy the ticket from bus driver, who also is the tour guide. don't need to buy it in advanced.
Full Day Cliffs of Moher & Burren Tour from Galway Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer, 04/03/2016

A Taste of Real Ireland on the West Coast

I had a wonderful time throughout the day. We rode in a very comfortable mini bus with reclining seats, and our tour guide was very friendly and professional. The hike/entire experience at the farm in the Burren Mountains was truly fantastic; it was a really special experience with a warm and knowledgeable guide from the family who owns the farm (and the views upon the hill are incredible). Of course, the Cliffs of Moher were magical as well...I had been really looking forward to seeing them, and I was not disappointed, despite the weather being a bit grey and very windy. All in all, I would highly recommend this tour.
Cliffs of Moher and West Coast Full-Day Tour from Dublin Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer, 10/27/2015

Fabulous excursion into the Irish Countryside

We loved this tour to the Connemara and Kylemore Abbey. Our guide, Mike D., was funny and informative - we learned and laughed a lot. Would certainly recommend to others.
Connemara & Cong: Full-Day Tour from Galway Reviewed by Ella, 10/24/2015

P.J. Our Travel Guide was the nicest, intelligent man i met!!

The Tour was worth every Cent! We saw beautiful landscapes and our Tour Guide made everything worth 4times as much. If you don't Book this Tour you miss something. If you do exact this Tour on you own by Car, you won't have P.J. And you have to Pay more at the Cliffs of Moher for example than a bus has to.

Based on 373 reviews of GetYourGuide customers