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.
104 beautiful appointed guestrooms all designed, finished and decorated to exacting standards > Superbly appointed, spacious & bright guest rooms > Flat Screen interactive plasma TV > Luxury toiletries, crisp white linen and bath robes > Hospitality Tray, Iron & board > Controlled air-conditioning/heating systems > High Speed WIFI & Internet access Magnificent Banqueting Suite to grace any occasion complete with an outdoor & decked terraced garden Our Marengo restaurant serving a delectable array of cuisine amid luxurious & calm surroundings The Canal Bar which is smooth, sophisticated and subtly different blending contemporary style with a relaxed atmosphere Offering 12 splendid conference suites unrivalled by an other > First class service, from a dedicated team > Self contained & dedicated pre-conference foyer > Private refreshment area > Equipped with the latest technology of Audio Visual equipment > Extensive natural daylight > Controlled air-condition
The Maol Reidh Hotel is a charming small hotel set in the picturesque village of Tullycross on Connemara's rugged Atlantic coast. This is a charming family run hotel which boasts modern spacious en suite bedrooms, a stylish restaurant , a cosy bar and comfortable lounge. The hotel prides itself on it's excellent cuisine and personal caring service.
Galway City Centre 3 Star Guesthouse on route to Connemara and the Aran Islands. A warm welcome awaits you in this family run Guesthouse. Your hosts are Angela and Tom Hillary who are both fluent in Dutch and German. Corrib Haven has 9 guest bedrooms, all non-smoking and with en suite facilities, WiFi, TV, direct dial telephone and private, off street parking.
Currarevagh House is a gracious early Victorian Country House Hotel, set in 180 acres of private parkland and woodland bordering on Lough Corrib. We offer an oasis of privacy for guests in an idyllic, undisturbed natural environment, providing exceptional personal service with a high standard of accommodation and old fashioned, traditional character. A genuine warm welcome from the owners. Currarevagh (pronounced “Curra – reeva”) still retains the atmosphere of a bygone age where the emphasis is on hospitality and service. It is run along the lines of a private country house rather than as an impersonal hotel and while extremely comfortable it is not pretentious. The tranquil informality lends itself to those seeking a relaxing few days, enjoying our house and grounds or exploring the beauty of Lough Corrib, Connemara, Galway and beyond
Failte, 150 years of Irish hospitality awaits you. The Oranmore Lodge Hotel, Conference and Leisure Centre Galway is a prime location just off the N6 approach to Galway offering ease of access from all destinations, located only 7kms from Galway city and airport.... The Oranmore Lodge is a superb venue for a major conference or small meeting, private dining, wedding reception or gala banquet alongside superb guest rooms and excellent service, we provide the best whether its for business or pleasure! The Hotel offers luxury accommodation with a variation of 50 standard and executive rooms offering WIFI throughout the hotel for all our guests and the luxury of a full leisure centre and gymnasium available to help you relax and enjoy your well deserved break!
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