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THINGS TO DO IN GALWAY

A City of Tribes set among a landscape of real splendour, County Galway makes a Bay Coast visit one pretty tempting invitation.

Renowned for its music and culture as much as its enveloping scenery, it’s not hard to see why Galway’s crystalline bays, heathered hillsides and Connemara shorelines inspire time and time again.

Delve into the city’s medieval past at Galway City Museum, roam the Latin Quarter’s craft, book and vintage shops and strike it lucky at the infamous Galway Races, and that’s before the majesty of Galway Bay or even Salthill Promenade has beckoned. Hoping to lose yourself among that iconic west coast landscape? Connemara National Park provides almost 3,000ha of mountain, bog and woodland to ramble through, as well as beautiful views of islands Inishbofin, Inishturk and Inishark.

Get a dose of history at the exquisite Kylemore Abbey, nestled in resplendent mountain greenery or embrace the sheer beauty of one of Ireland’s only glacial fjords at Killary Harbour. And just when you think you’ve run out of things to in Galway, it’s time to sail over to the Aran Islands and spend a day off-grid overlooking the invigorating Atlantic. As idyllic as it sounds, Galway’s a real coastal jewel.

10 Things to Do in Galway

From the buzzing streets and vibrant festivals of Galway City itself to coastal idylls, wide open skies and unforgettable island escapes, Galway is one county that knows how to make the most of its charms.

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A Myriad of Music Makers

The Wild Atlantic Way positively sings with music, with traditional musicians at every turn. Bodhrán maker Malachy Kearns crafts this treasured instrument in an old monastery in a small County Galway village.

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Island Life

Take the ferry to any of the three remote Aran Islands and get a true glimpse of a life surrounded by the wild Atlantic elements. Perched at the mouth of beautiful Galway Bay, Inis Mór, Inis Meáin and Inis Oírr are home to geological wonders, historic sites and of course, the lyrical Irish language.

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Holidays & Breaks

Find your ideal kind of Galway getaway.

Into the West:
1-Day Break
Great Heights:
2-Day Break
Bay Coast:
2-Day Break
Signature Points

Don't forget these unmissable Galway beauty spots.

Killary Harbour Sky Road, Clifden Inis Meáin
Useful Websites

Find out more about the area and you'll be ready to take off.

GalwayTourism.ie Lonely Planet: Galway TripAdvisor: Galway

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