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.
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.
The Leenane Hotel has played host to Kings and Mortals for the last three centuries and like all good things, has improved with age! Originally established as a Coaching Inn, the earliest records show that there has been an establishment in existence here since the 1790's. As you would expect, standards have come a long way since then but you will still find that the essential character of the Hotel and the surrounding area remains. We pride ourselves in providing a warm welcome, the highest standards of hospitality and a fine dining experience. Our newest addition at the hotel are the Connemara Seaweed Baths with pure natural saltwater & handpicked local seaweed - sheer indulgence!
The Ardilaun Hotel offers luxury 4 Star Hotel Galway accommodation in a tranquil setting with beautifully landscaped gardens, a superb leisure centre with 18 metre swimming pool. All bedrooms are lavishly furnished and offer a homely atmosphere. Situated close to Galway city centre and Galway Bay, the Ardilaun Hotel Galway is the perfect location for midweek breaks, weekend breaks, family breaks, golden years breaks, weddings, conferences, meetings and events, and corporate travellers on business in Galway and the west of Ireland. If you are travelling on business you will appreciate our first class conference facilities and meeting rooms. Award-winning Camilaun Restaurant is noted for freshly prepared cuisine and an extensive wine list, while Blazers Bar & Bistro has a casual setting with a range of meals and snacks. Children's menu available.
Ard Ri House hotel on the Milltown road, Tuam, Co. Galway invites you to enjoy a welcome, hospitality and service, last savoured in the time of ancient Irish kings, The Ard Ri House Hotel in the East Galway hinterland of low green fields and old stone walls offers the Cead Mile Failte of a bygone time. The Ard Ri House Hotel is centrally located to explore the local Galway towns of Claregalway, Loughrea, Ballinasloe and Athenry, and the Mayo towns of Claremorris, Castlebar, Westport, and not forgetting the close proximity of Knock Shrine. Tuam is easily accessed with both Galway airport and Irelands West Airport (Knock) within driving distance.
Ross Lake House is a splendid Georgian Country House, on 7acres of rambling woods and rolling lawns, in the magnificent wilderness of Connemara. Lovely classic rooms oozing with country house charm, fabulous deluxe rooms with period furniture and stunning suites with their own sitting area. Dinner is served each evening with emphasis on fresh produce from Connemara hills, rivers ,lakes and the Atlantic Ocean. An ideal base for touring Connemara , visiting Galway City, the Aran islands and the Cliffs of Moher.