Galway is one of the most popular areas to visit in Ireland and includes famous tourist spots such as the Aran Islands, Connemara, Galway City, and the Twelve Pins and is home to Ireland’s only fjord at Killary Harbour in Leenane. There are over 75 Galway Hotels and Galway Guesthouses in the city and county with great value Galway hotel breaks and deals.
Galway City, otherwise know as the City of the Tribes – known as such because of the charter which was presented to the 13 Anglo-Norman tribes or families in the 14th century. Galway is a vibrant city based at the estuary of the Corrib River, which flows into Galway Bay. The heart of the city is around the elegant Eyre Square and off it run the many colourful streets, which make up the heart of the old medieval part of the city.
Part of the lively atmosphere is due to the many students who attend Galway University. With its location on the Atlantic coastline it is not surprising that Galway is well known for its seafood and in addition festivals, such as the Clarinbridge Oyster Festival. Galway has a number of excellent restaurants, hotels and pubs to sample all types of food.
The city also has a vibrant nightlife with pubs, clubs and music and theatre venues and every night there is a traditional music sessions going on somewhere in the city. Each year sees Galway City host a number of festivals such as the Galway Arts Festival, the Galway Races, held in Ballybrit each summer and in 2009 the city hosted a stopover for the Volvo Ocean Race.
Irish music, dancing and song abound in County Galway and the area also has a number of Gaeltacht or native Irish speaking areas, such as the Aran Islands – which is made up of three islands including Inis Mor, Inis Meain and Inis Oirr, and one of Ireland’s largest gaeltacht areas, Connemara with its attractive main city of Clifden. Connemara has a dramatic landscape of mountains, lakes, rivers and rugged coastline.
The outdoor enthusiast can enjoy fishing, hiking, boating, surfing and diving throughout the area. It also has islands, gardens and visitor attractions such as Kylemore Abbey that are well worth a visit. The Aran Islands have a unique landscape, which includes thousands of miles of stonewalls criss-crossing the islands and also has dramatic cliff-top walks and spectacular coastal scenery. The islands are also well known for their archaeological treasures, including prehistoric and Christian monuments such as Dún Aengus Fort, one of best examples of this type in Europe. Other sites worth visiting include Dún Eoghanachta and Dún Dúcathair.
Whatever your reason for visiting County Galway you can book any of our fully approved Galway hotels and guesthouses located throughout the county on the Ireland Hotels website. Just use the accommodation search box featured on this page to find a Galway Hotels or Galway Guesthouses to meet your needs.
Spectaculary set on shores of Galway Bay and just 10 minutes drive from Galway City lies on of the finest luxury 4 star hotels in Galway. The award winning 4 star Connemara Coast Hotel is regarded as one of the most luxurious Galway Hotels, with an ambience of quality, style and luxury prevailing throughout from its restful lounges, exquisite restaurants, award winning bars and leisure facilities and superbly appointed luxury accommodation. The panaromic views of Galway Bay offer a truely unique setting for Weddings, Conferences and meetings and so much more. The Connemara Coast Hotel is also one of the very few Galway hotels with a swimming pool.
Corrib Wave Guesthouse 3***is the home of Michael & Maria Healy & family, as our guests you are assured of a warm welcome to a family home with every comfort, Irish hospitality, peace & quietness, relaxation by an open turf fire, excellent home cooking Beautifull en-suite bedrooms with spectacular views of Lough Corrib & Connemara mountains. Own private jetty with boats & engines for hire for the angler . Lake shore & farm walks. secure car parking.Free Wi/Fi.
WELCOME TO LOUGH REA HOTEL AND SPA Winner of Best New Hotel 2009 at the National Hospitality Awards Situated overlooking the majestic Lough Rea, the Lough Rea Hotel & Spa offers discerning guests a host of state of the art facilities in contemparary surroundings. Now only 1hr 45 mins from Dublin on the new M6 we are now your first stop for the West...
Fairhill house hotel is a tastefully refurbished, family run, 3 star hotel located in Galway's Connemara region; one of the most scenic parts of the West of Ireland. Welcome to Fairhill House Hotel, a popular hotel with a well-deserved reputation for excellent hospitality and authentic cuisine. We are located in the quaint little village of Clonbur (An Fhairce in Irish), nestled between Lough Corrib and Lough Mask in Connemara, an area renowned for its rugged beauty and unforgettable scenery. Our family has been welcoming visitors to Connemara for over half a century now. Fishermen, ramblers, cyclists and visitors from all over the world just love the laid-back atmosphere here. Our 20 en-suite bedrooms are large and comfortable and our food is superb. We are told we serve some the best Chowder, Seafood and Steaks in Connemara, not to mention the lively music and craic we serve nightly in our bar nightly.
The Hotel Clybaun is located in Knocknacarra, and is equidistant from both Salthill seaside resort and Galway City. It offers easy access to the city and also the scenic beauty of Connemara , making it the ideal touring base. The hotel is a 5 minute drive from Salthill and the city centre.