Galway Oyster Festival '14-18

Galway City is a thriving, bohemian, cultural city on the western coast of Ireland. Along with being a popular seaside destination with beautiful beaches and a long winding promenade, it also has a buzzing cosmopolitan city centre. The city is a joy to explore with its labyrinth of cobbled streets, colourful shop facades and a busy bar/café culture.

Remnants of the medieval town walls lie between shops selling Aran sweaters, handcrafted Claddagh rings and stacks of second hand and new books. Bridges arch over the salmon stuffed River Corrib, and a long promenade leads to the seaside suburb of Salthill on Galway Bay, the source of Galway’s famous oysters.

For more information on what the region has to offer pay a visit to the Galway tourist information centre in Eyre square. Below is a peek at some of the wonderful places to explore during your visit.

Hidden Connemara – Discover un-spoilt destinations, un-discovered locations and true traditions and culture of the west of Ireland and its people.

Connemara Heritage Centre

This award winning heritage centre offers a unique insight into the history and heritage of this most beautiful part of the West of Ireland. Whether you visit for an hour, an afternoon or stay in our accommodation you will leave with memories to treasure. Activities include: Turf Cutting – Sheaf Tossing – Thatching – Tug of War – Sheep Herding – and much more.

Corrib Cruises

Offer pleasure cruises on Lough Corrib, Irelands largest lake and one of the most cleanest and scenic in Europe. A cruise through this unique waterway is a must while visiting the West of Ireland. In 1977 Corrib Cruises began operating on Lough Corrib and today is the longest established and most experienced company cruising these waters.

Galway Atlantaquaria

Galway Atlantaquaria, National Aquarium of Ireland is Irelands largest aquarium and one of the West of Irelands premier attractions. It is home to 170 marine and freshwater species. Highlights include seahorses, friendly rays, sharks and an enormous skeleton of a Fin Whale. The Aquarium offers a truly hands-on experience, and visitors can hold star

Galway Greyhound Stadium

With stadia throughout Ireland boasting excellent facilities combined with fun & food, as well as top-class racing… we are sure you will want to come back again and again (and again)! For a novel way to celebrate a family birthday or special occasion, then look no further.

Kylemore Abbey

Kylemore Abbey is the Monastic home of the Benedictine Order of Nuns in Ireland. A visit to Ireland, and especially to the West of Ireland and Connemara is not complete without experiencing the beauty and tranquility that is Kylemore Abbey & Garden.