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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

  • 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

Cliff of Mother is simply amazing, I've never seen before.

Galway is a lovely country that everybody should visit. If I can use some adjectives I would like to say : Artistic, Nice, Beautiful and finally one thinking of Connamara that takes your breath away. I would like to visit again in my life . Bye

Cliffs of Moher Full-Day Tour from Galway Reviewed by Luca, 10/24/2016

Very knowledgeable about the Cliffs and history of Ireland.

The drive was very entertaining all the way to the Cliffs. Gave us a ride back to our hotels. I would recommend this tour.

Cliffs of Moher Full-Day Tour from Galway Reviewed by Paul, 10/22/2016

Amazing tour! Best guide ever! Beautiful scenery!

Michael was a fantastic guide and safe driver with a great sense of humour. We loved every minute of the day and even came back again the next day for the Cliffs of Moher tour. "Ernie and Bert" were very happy about the 2 days spent visiting the region. Now back in Canada and missing Ireland! Would not hesitate to recommend both tours. Loved every minute! :-)

An outstanding tour with a mix of culture and countryside. Excellent!

A note of commendation regarding our bus driver (Darren) who did an outstanding job of balancing pertinent information about the places we visited, the culture, history and language of the area. A soft spoken tour leader, Darren presented an interesting day commenting appropriately and timely about the the itinerary, towns, and sights we were visiting, while showing great respect for his clients and Irish heritage at all times. His ability to articulate his message with brief clarity was so appreciated. I wish every tour leader was as safety conscious, adept and charming. Thanks and kudos to Darren and Lalley tour co.!

Awesome! A must-see activity for everyone!

Will never forget this particular trip. Thank you for wonderful stories & guidance. I only wish we had more time at the Cliffs ...

Cliffs of Moher & Galway City Full-Day Tour from Dublin Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer, 10/05/2016

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