2023 Festival

Things to do in Galway

Known as The City of Tribes Galway is a beautiful vibrant colourful city, recognised worldwide for its friendly people and welcoming atmosphere.
The capital of the west of Ireland, idyllic location on the edge of the Atlantic combined with the surrounding countryside, it’s charming streets, shopping and nightlife mixed with culture, traditional Irish music and activities Galway provides a memorable setting for any holiday.

Salthill Beaches

Salthill Beach is located approximately 2km from Galway City and is made up of several small beaches which are separated by rocky outcrops. It is a popular beach for walking, swimming and relaxing.

Wild Atlantic Way

The wild Atlantic route from start to finish unfolds the wonders of nature and power. It’s unrestrained and untameable tides and storms has continuously been moulding the west coast of Ireland. With a constant meeting of water and land, a deeply indented and wild terrain has emerged with towering cliffs, spellbinding bays and beaches, mystical islands, always changing and never reaching the end.

Connemara National Park

Much of the present park lands formed part of the Kylemore Abbey Estate and the Letterfrack Industrial School. The southern part of the park was at one time privately owned by Richard ‘Humanity Dick’ Martin, who helped to form the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals during the early 19th century. The National Park lands are now wholly owned by the State and managed solely for National Park purposes.

Cathedral of Our Lady

The Cathedral of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven and St Nicholas, commonly known as Galway Cathedral, is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Galway, Ireland, and one of the largest and most impressive buildings in the city. Construction began in 1958 on the site of the old city prison. The Cathedral of Galway was dedicated on 15 August 1965, and as such is the youngest of Europe's great stone cathedrals.

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