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 Galway is the unofficial cultural capital of Ireland and is poised to be European Capital of Culture in 2020.  It is the ultimate getaway destination in the West.  Galway is the country’s sixth largest city but has still managed to retain much of its small town character and is home to many artists, writers and artisans. 6,870 Irish speakers are located in in Galway with the Gaeltacht located on its doorstep. Galway offers nightlife, romance, adventure and culture and will a great selection of places to stay.

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    Ard Ri House Hotel

    Ard Ri House hotel on the Milltown Road (N17), 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 North East of the county is nestled in the hinterland of low green fields and old stone walls and 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.

    Address: Milltown Road (N17), Demesne, Tuam, Co. Galway, Ireland

    • Galway Racecourse - km
    • Galway Bay Golf And Country Club - km
  • 12.2km to City/Town Centre

    Ballynahinch Castle Hotel

    4 star castle hotel located on a 700 acre estate in the heart of Connemara. Award winning riverside restaurant and friendly Fisherman's Pub serve the best of locally sourced ingredients. On site, miles of river & lakeside walks, fly-fishing and bicycles for hire. Roundstone, Clifden, Connemara Golf Club, Connemara National Park, Kylemore Abbey, all within a 30 minute drive.

    Address: Recess, Connemara, Co. Galway

    • Connemara National Park - km
    • Connemara Golf Club - km
  • Cashel House Hotel

    Cashel House is located 8 miles from the beautiful fishing village of Roundstone, a beacon for artists and naturalists. The buzzy town of Clifden and nearby Kylemore Abbey & Gardens are less than 25 minutes drive from Cashel House. Cashel House is the ideal location for exploring the Aran Islands.

    Address: Cashel, Connemara, Co. Galway

    • Kylemore Abbey - km
    • Derrygimlagh - km
  • 10.47km to City/Town Centre

    Claregalway Hotel

    Claregalway Hotel is one of the leading Galway Hotels, nestled in the heart of the thriving village of Claregalway, this multi-award winning hotel provides the perfect base while travelling in the West of Ireland. This is one of the best hotels in Galway and is located on the outskirts of the bustling City of Galway, and within day -tripping distance of Connemara..Work out the days frustration in our state of the art leisure club before enjoying dinner and drinks in Tì Cusacks - our Award Winning Bar & Grill.Whether passing through or stopping for a while, you will be sure of a warm welcome at the Claregalway Hotel in Galway from our friendly and efficient staff throughout your stay. Please note the Pool & Spa will be closed from the 4th Dec - 26th Dec 2016 for renovations. We thank you for your patience during this time.

    Address: Claregalway Village, H91 XR8E Galway, Ireland

    • Claregalway - km
    • Galway Racecourse - km
  • 4.88km to City/Town Centre

    Clayton Hotel Galway

    Welcome to the award winning Clayton Hotel Galway, where you are guaranteed a warm welcome and professional service delivered with a friendly smile throughout your stay. Located along the famous Wild Atlantic Way, and only minutes from Galway city centre, experience one of the finest hotels in Galway City. This modern and contemporary 4 star hotel features 195 spacious and luxurious bedrooms, 12 dedicated meeting rooms, a multifunctional, versatile ballroom and a leisure centre. The Tribes Restaurant at Clayton Hotel Galway serves the finest of Galway cuisine to create the perfect dining experience, alternatively you can relax in the Enclosure Bar & Bistro where you can enjoy a delectable and varied bar menu. If you are pressed for time, you can enjoy a casual coffee in the Red Bean Roastry Coffee Dock.A great day starts with a great night's sleep! Relax at this Galway hotel in one of our contemporary and chic bedrooms and enjoy the comfort of a pillow topped mattress, complete with crisp white linen, fluffy duvets and comfy pillows. Clayton Hotel Galway offer complimentary parking, complimentary Wi-Fi and complimentary use of our leisure facilities for the duration of your stay.

    Address: Ballybrit, Galway

    • Galway Racecourse - km
    • Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology - km
  • 0.98km to City/Town Centre

    Clifden Station House Hotel

    The perfect base for exploring the West Coast of Ireland. The Clifden Station House Hotel is highly known for its welcoming atmosphere, excellent reputation and is one of the most popular family hotels in Galway.

    Address: Clifden, Connemara, Co. Galway

    • Kylemore Abbey - km
    • Clifden - km
  • Corralea Court Hotel

    The Corralea Court Hotel is located in the heart of Tuam. Our 24 bedroom hotel offers great rates as well as a relaxing experience. Our bar and restaurant serve a wide and varied range of dishes from light snacks to delicious meals. Our on-site parking makes our hotel easily accessible to all our costumers. Our highly trained staff are at your service from the moment you arrive and on hand when required.

    Address: The Square, Tuam, Co. Galway

    • National University of Ireland, Galway - km
    • Galway Golf Club - km
  • Eyre Square Hotel

    Our popular and centrally located hotel offers 80 comfortable rooms with elegant internal guest spaces and contemporary dining outlets in the heart of Galway City Centre. Our hotel rooms are finished to a high standard and are designed with our guest’s comfort and the needs of the modern-day traveler in mind. We endeavor for each and every one of our guests to have an enjoyable stay in the heart of the Wild Atlantic Way and to that end we are always willing and able to assist with making your stay as enjoyable and as memorable as can be. Our experienced team are always on hand to assist with local recommendations for sight-seeing and are able to offer local knowledge when it comes to planning your trip in Galway

    Address: 8-10 Forster Street, Galway City, Co. Galway H91 TCP0

    • Eyre Square - km
    • Galway Cathedral - km
  • 0.13km to City/Town Centre

    Fairhill House Hotel

    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.

    Address: Clonbur, Connemara, Co. Galway

    • Kylemore Abbey - km
    • Connemara National Park - km
  • 3km to City/Town Centre

    Flannery's Hotel Galway

    Flannery's Hotel features spacious rooms with free Wi-Fi, The Galwegian Restaurant and Frankie's Bar & Bistro. There is free parking on site, and central Galway is a mile away. Rooms at Flannery's have elegant hardwood furnishings, large mirrors and comfortable beds with thick duvets and crisp white sheets. They feature TVs, work desks, tea/coffee-making facilities and a 24-hour room service menu. The restaurant serves breakfasts and international cuisine in the evening including fresh seafood from Galway Bay, beef and pork from Connemara and lamb from the Flannery's family farm. The bar shows all live major sports events and has live Irish music on weekends. Flannery's Hotel Galway does not have any specifically designed wheelchair accessible rooms with adapted bathrooms (i.e. no roll in showers or raised toilets) and are more suitable for guests with limited mobility and therefore not suitable for full time wheelchair users.

    Address: Flannerys Hotel,Dublin Road, Galway City East, Galway, Ireland

    • Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology - km
    • Eyre Square - km
  • 1.79km to City/Town Centre

    Glenlo Abbey Hotel

    A Manor to which you can become accustomed. Galway's 5 star luxury hotel, Glenlo Abbey, is the ideal resort property for your breakaway in Galway, of all Galway Hotels, the Glenlo Abbey hotel offers guests unrivalled personal service in the warmth of one of the few 5 Star Hotels in Galway Ireland making it the perfect place for either relaxation or an activities based holiday. The wildness of Connemara is right on our doorstep and the vibrancy of Galway City is only minutes away.

    Address: Kentfield, Bushypark, Galway City, Co. Galway

    • Glenlo Abbey Hotel Golf Course - km
    • University College Hospital - km
  • 0.5km to City/Town Centre

    Harbour Hotel

    Harbour Hotel Galway experience a warm welcome and fantastic customer service throughout your stay at the Harbour Hotel Galway. We are conveniently located in the heart of Galway City, perfect for a getaway break with so much to do on our doorstep. 96 bedrooms and executive rooms, onsite parking and fitness suite. Stay connected with complimentary high speed Wi-Fi provided throughout. Dine in Dillisk on the Docks, our restaurant and bar with stylishly rustic décor and comfortable furnishings. Dillisk on The Docks combines both modern-creative and traditional styles of cooking using only local producers. Galway's newest social hub, with outdoor heated garden, social seating with pockets of inviting living room seating and a wide choice of cocktails, gins, wines and whiskeys.Location: Galway is famous for its culture, atmosphere, artistic heritage and breathtaking landscapes. There is so much to explore, experience and enjoy. From our doorstep a world of wonder and adventure awaits you as you experience the City of Tribes and its surrounding area.

    Address: New Dock Road, Galway Docks, Galway City H91 E9PR

    • Eyre Square - km
    • Corrib Shopping Centre - km
  • 0.4km to City/Town Centre

    Jurys Inn Galway

    Jurys Inn Galway is ideally located in the heart of the city on with a host of bars and restaurants on its doorstep. Overlooking the historic Spanish Arch and Galway Bay, Jurys Inn Galway is within short walking distance of the city's commercial and shopping districts. The hotel features an all day coffee bar and a stylish onsite bar to relax in after an eventful day in the city and guests can also enjoy a great selection of food and drink in the hotel's restaurant. Our comfortable bedrooms can accommodate up to 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children. Our bedrooms are furnished with large soft beds, spacious bathrooms with complimentary toiletries, a hair dryer, flatscreen TV and Free WiFi. Enjoy a warm welcome, comfortable bedrooms, seasonal menus and a memorable visit to Galway with Jurys Inn.

    Address: Quay Street, Galway, H91 E8D7

    • National University of Ireland, Galway - km
    • Galway Golf Club - km
  • 0.98km to City/Town Centre

    Lady Gregory Hotel & Swan Leisure Club

    The Lady Gregory Hotel, celebrating over 18 successful years in business this hotel has become one of the finest hotels in County Galway.This Galway hotel is fortunate with its choice of location, perfectly positioned for easy access to Galway, Connemara and to north Clare - with the Burren and Cliffs of Moher within a close proximity. The hotel has a great advantage of extensive free parking, free WiFi and a regular bus route close by the hotel entrance with direct access to Galway City.Gort too has many local attractions: from golf at the Christy O'Connor Jnr. designed Gort Golf Course to the historical former homes of W.B. Yeats at Thoor Ballylee and the Lady Gregory at Coole Park.We cater for conferences, we are one of the very best wedding venues in Galway. When you stay with us, you can enjoy our Leisure Club (located on the hotel grounds) at no extra charge which has a gym, sauna, steam room and 18m indoor pool. We're known as one of the best spa hotels in Galway.A warm, friendly welcome awaits you here at the Lady Gregory Hotel.

    Address: Ennis Road, Gort, Co. Galway, H91 KN2N

    • Coole Park - km
    • Rathbaun Farm - km
  • 8.84km to City/Town Centre

    Maldron Hotel Oranmore Galway

    Located just off the N6 Dublin to Galway road, Maldron Hotel Oranmore is easily accessible from any corner of the country. The heart of Galway city is just a 10 kilometre drive away meaning you are not too far from the hustle and bustle of the City of the Tribes but far enough away to enjoy some peace and quiet

    Address: Carrowmoneash, Oranmore, Co. Galway

    • Galway Bay Golf And Country Club - km
    • Galway Racecourse - km
  • 1.37km to City/Town Centre

    Maldron Hotel Sandy Road Galway

    The 4 star Maldron Hotel Sandy Road is within walking distance of Galway city center. It is the perfect location from where to base your stay when visiting the city of the Tribes. Located at Headford Point, Maldron Hotel Sandy Road Galway also gives you a launching point from where to explore Connemara and the West of Ireland or a base when visiting for one of the cities many festivals including the Galway Races, Galway Arts Festival, Galway Film Fleadh, Galway Oyster Festival and many more. Maldron Hotel Sandy Road Galway boasts luxury 4 star accommodation with large well-appointed guest rooms offering plush bedding for your comfort; a work desk, ergonomic chair and free high-speed internet access as well as free parking. When it is time to unwind, why not work out in our fitness suite, or treat yourself to a refreshing cocktail or craft beer in The Point Bar, or some delicious and tasty food in The Olive Tree Bistro.

    Address: Headford Point, Headford Road, Galway City, Co. Galway

    • Corrib Shopping Centre - km
    • Eyre Square - km
  • 1.32km to City/Town Centre

    Menlo Park Hotel

    The Menlo Park Hotel is a family owned and operated 4 star hotel in Galway City. We have just relaunched our new lobby and exterior and new deluxe rooms to bring out total complement to 81 elegantly designed guestrooms. We at the Menlo Park Hotel pride ourselves on ensuring each guest has a truly exceptional stay. Galway Diners will not be disappointed with our tempting choice of restaurants available. The Bia Beo restaurant is a contemporary fine dining experience where our talented chef David O'Neill and his team create exquisite dishes using the freshest locally sourced produce. Our menus are over 90% gluten free. For something more relaxed, drop into our Bar Beoga and new Bistro and enjoy traditional food and drink in a true Galway pub atmosphere. Live music most weekends in Bar Beoga.

    Address: Terryland, Galway

    • Corrib Shopping Centre - km
    • Eyre Square - km
  • 0.06km to City/Town Centre

    Oranmore Lodge Hotel

    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 non smoking standard and executive rooms offering Free 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!

    Address: Oranmore, Galway

    • Galway Bay Golf And Country Club - km
    • Galway Racecourse - km
  • 0.09km to City/Town Centre

    Raheen Woods Hotel

    Welcome to Raheen Woods Hotel Galway. Raheen Woods Hotel Galway is delightfully nestled in the world famous Fields of Athenry in a most tranquil woodland setting with beautifully landscaped gardens only minutes from the ever vibrant city of Galway. We offer the finest accommodation in Galway.This magnificent hotel is conveniently located just 1km off the M6 Dublin-Galway motorway, only 10 min from Galway Airport and 15 min from Galway city centre.We are within walking distance of the medieval town of Athenry.Your accommodation in Galway is a fresh fashionable blend of sleek design and contemporary luxurious interior with state of the art conference and event facilities, complementary Wi-Fi access throughout the hotel and a magnificent leisure centre and spa, along with, Kardio Kids, our dedicated childrens activity centre. - Free WiFi- 200+ Car Park Spaces including Underground Car Park

    Address: Athenry, Co. Galway, Ireland

    • Galway Bay Golf And Country Club - km
    • Claregalway - km
  • 7.4km to City/Town Centre

    Renvyle House Hotel

    Renvyle House Hotel warmly welcomes multi-generational family travel, looking for togetherness in a peaceful, stress-free location with excellent food & onsite activities. Renvyle House Hotel also welcomes reunion groups, special interest groups, team-building groups. We are a very flexible team onsite and will work with you to create a great experience for any group looking for that perfect "get-away"!

    Address: Renvyle, Connemara, Co. Galway

    • Kylemore Abbey - km
    • Connemara National Park - km
  • 4.52km to City/Town Centre

    Ross Lake House Hotel

    Ross Lake House Hotel is an elegant 19th. Century Georgian country house nestling amidst 7 acres of rambling woods and rolling lawns at the gateway to Connemara. Peace and tranquillity are the hallmarks of the country house unspoilt by the passage of time. The hotel’s public areas, bedrooms and suits exude luxury, comfort and good taste.

    Address: Rosscahill Oughterard Co Galway

    • Brigit's Garden - km
    • Lough Corrib - km
  • 2.9km to City/Town Centre

    Salthill Hotel

    Nestled opposite Salthill Promenade with breathtaking views across Galway Bay towards the Clare hills, the 4 star Salthill hotel is Galway's most exclusive enclave, boasting 161 deluxe bedrooms and suites some with amazing sea views. Whether it's a romantic getaway or a business conference, Salthill hotel will fulfill and exceed your wildest expectations. Indulge yourself in one of our two exclusive dining options. Blackrock bar and Prom Restaurant, where our chef and his team will tempt you with our internationally inspired cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients. Extend your experience with a visit to our leisure & fitness facility, Ocean Fitness where you can swim in our sunlit 18m or 25m indoor pools and relax afterwards in our sauna, steam room or whirlpool. Experience Salthill Hotel today.

    Address: Promenade, Salthill, Galway

    • Galway Golf Club - km
    • Claddagh - km
  • 0.88km to City/Town Centre

    Skeffington Arms Hotel

    The Skeffington Arms Hotel; Galway's Best Kept Secret A superbly located hotel in Eyre Square, Galway City CentreImagine a stay in the heart of Galway City in a luxury boutique hotel, with everything on your doorstep for that perfect stay in Galway, the City of the Tribes. The Skeffington Arms Hotel; or Skeff Hotel as the locals call it, is ideally located in an enviable position, overlooking the newly refurbished Eyre Square. The Hotel is located within walking distance of Galway rail and bus terminals & is just a short stroll away from Galway's shop street, boutique restaurants and bars. A 24 room hotel with a strong emphasis on personal service and attention to detail, so whether it is business or pleasure our friendly and helpfull staff will make your visit an enjoyable one.

    Address: Eyre Square, Galway City, Co. Galway

    • Corrib Shopping Centre - km
    • Eyre Square - km
  • 2.32km to City/Town Centre

    Sullivan's Royal Hotel

    Sullivan's Hotel Bar and Restaurant located in Gort Co Galway

    Address: The Square, Gort, Co. Galway

    • National University of Ireland, Galway - km
    • Galway Golf Club - km
  • 1.75km to City/Town Centre

    The Ardilaun Hotel & Leisure Club

    The 4 star Ardilaun Hotel Galway City, is an ideal location to visit Galway and the surroundings. Based in its own secluded grounds, this family owned, award winning hotel, is location 1km from the city centre. Guests can enjoy a stroll through the gardens, relax in our beautiful finished lounges, with open fires or enjoy complimentary access to the fully equip Leisure Club. Complimentary car parking is also available on site, for all guests. Guests can avail of dining options in the award winning Camilaun restaurant or more casual dining in The Ardilaun Bistro. For Corporate guests, there is a option of meeting room facilities from 2 - 650 delegates. All together, The Ardilaun Hotel is the perfect choice.

    Address: Taylor's Hill, Galway H91 H29F

    • Claddagh - km
    • University College Hospital - km
  • 2.68km to City/Town Centre

    The Connacht Hotel

    Located just minutes from Galway city centre,we pride ourselves on our experienced team and excellent customer service.From families to the active retired and our corporate guests, at the Connacht Hotel we endeavour to surpass our guest's expectations at all times. Full serviced hotel with restaurant, bar & leisure club. Friendly fellows kids club available weekends and school holidays. Free parking & Wifi available.

    Address: Dublin Road, Galway

    • Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology - km
    • Eyre Square - km
  • 1.25km to City/Town Centre

    The Galmont Hotel & Spa

    Just a three-minute walk from central Eyre Square and a one-minute walk from the main railway and bus stations, The Galmont Hotel & Spa (formerly the Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa) stands in the heart of Galway city on the Wild Atlantic Way.

    Address: Lough Atalia Road, Galway

    • Eyre Square - km
    • Corrib Shopping Centre - km
  • 1.16km to City/Town Centre

    The House Hotel

    The House Hotel is in the heart of the Latin Quarter, where Galway comes alive. Located just around the corner from the ever bustling Quay Street and Shop Street, The House Hotel is Galway’s unique city centre boutique hotel and home to Galway’s favourite cocktail bar, The Yard Kitchen / Bar, the newest addition to the Galway social scene, The Yard is a favourite amongst our guests and Galway locals alike.

    Address: Spanish Parade, Latin Quarter, Galway City Center, H91 X309, Ireland

    • Eyre Square - km
    • The Róisín Dubh - km
  • 1.36km to City/Town Centre

    The Shearwater Hotel and Spa

    Shearwater Hotel & Spa is a stunning four-star hotel located off the M6 in Ballinasloe Co Galway. Recently purchased by the Comer Group Ireland Hotels, exciting times lie ahead! Centrally located just ninety minutes from Dublin, 15 minutes from Athlone and 35 minutes from Galway city, this hotel offers immediate relaxation for our guests. Development has immediately begun to add luxury to this beautiful property and so far, the results are stunning. Our lobby has been transformed to a luxurious, elegant well laid out space, offering three separate spaces to express your escape away.

    Address: Marina Point, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway

    • Ballinasloe Golf Club - km
    • Turoe Pet Farm - km
  • 6.91km to City/Town Centre

    The Twelve Hotel

    The hotel at the crossroads; where history and tradition meet luxury and style. The Twelve is a place for passing time, not simply passing through. Nestled in the charming seaside village of Barna; yet 12 minutes from the thrills of Galway city – and on the doorstep to Connemara. Named after the rolling peaks that surround the stunning landscape, it's the perfect place for accessing many of Galway's top attractions or as a hideaway, surrounded by style and luxury, from the hustle and bustle of the city.Authentic. Opulent. Cool. An eclectic mix of tradition, design and style to relax your mind and refresh your soul. The Twelve strikes a fine balance between contempory decor and historic charm. This hidden gem is a place to drift away after a busy day. Indulge in a luxurious treatment in our sanctuary, Le Petit Spa. Or have a sumptuous seaweed bath prepared by the bath butler in the privacy of your own room, ensuring any knots or aches are ironed out. But most of all, enjoy the best in local cusine – fresh and seasonal. Choose from award-winning West Restaurant and have your fine food expertly paired with a wine from our exclusive list – awarded 'Best Wine List in Ireland'. Or mingle with the chatty locals and tourists in the bustling Pins Gastro Bar. Craft beers, artisanal cocktails, farm eats and freshly shucked oysters await you. Watch while your pizza is cooked in Pizza Dozzina's magnificent Napoliferni oven. Featuring the finest Irish ingredients like Connemara turf smoked ham, gubbeen cheese and buffalo mozzarella. Better still; make your own after one of our pizza-making classes. Welcome to The Twelve ...You have arrived.

    Address: Coast Road, Barna Village, Galway

    • Bearna Golf And Country Club - km
    • Galway Golf Club - km

Things to See & Do


  • Connemara National Park
  • Kylemore Abbey
  • Lough Corrib
  • Glenlo Abbey Hotel Golf Course
  • Port of Cork
  • National University of Ireland, Galway
  • Ballinasloe Golf Club
  • Claregalway
  • Brigit's Garden
  • Derrygimlagh
  • Clifden
  • Coole Park
  • Dunguaire Castle
  • Rathbaun Farm
  • Bearna Golf And Country Club

Things to Do

  • Galway City: Visit the city’s hub, the 18th century Eyre Square, a popular meeting spot surrounded by shops and traditional pubs that often offer live Irish folk music. Nearby, you can wander its cobble-stoned streets and feel yourself stepping back in time to Medieval Ireland as you pass through the winding lanes of the Latin Quarter, which retains portions of the ancient medieval city walls. Galway also hosts the annual Galway Races and Festivals such as the Galway International Oyster & Seafood Festival to name but a few.

  • Clifden: Known as the “Capital of Connemara”, a vibrant and cosmopolitan town on the very edge of Europe. Clifden is set in a very picturesque and unique setting between the foothills of the Twelve Bens and the Atlantic Ocean. Base yourself here for an unforgettable experience of Connemara and the Wild Atlantic Way.

  • Connemara National Park features 2,957 hectares of mountains, bogs, heaths, grasslands and forests. Visit the multi-lingual exhibition on the Connemara Landscape, bring a picnic and avail of the outdoor or indoor picnic areas. Follow the Nature Trails or take one of the designated walks up Diamond Hill for amazing views of the surrounding countryside. Admission is Free.

  • Kylemore Abbey and Victorian Walled Garden: A whole day could be set aside to visit this, one of Ireland’s best loved and most iconic tourist attractions. The estate is set on 1,000 acres including a 6 acre Victorian Walled Garden with its delightfully restored garden buildings. There are woodlands and lakeshore walks to be discovered, hidden among them you can find the beautiful Gothic Church with its nearby Mausoleum.  Visit the Abbey itself and be educated through its history and spirituality. With great options for dining and shopping, Kylemore Abbey has all you need for the perfect Connemara day out.

  • Roundstone: This Connemara village is beautifully set on a most spectacular coastal drive overlooking the Atlantic at the foot of Errisbeg Mountain. Take in the remarkable beauty of the surrounding mountains and seascape as you watch the local fishermen preparing and returning with their day’s catch from its busy harbour. Travel on a couple of miles and you will come across the spectacular Dog’s Bay and Gurteen Beaches lying back to back forming a tombolo jutting out into the Atlantic Ocean.

  • Killary Harbour is Ireland’s only true fjord with a depth of 45m at its centre.  Majestic views of the Twelve Bens, the Maumturk Mountains and Mweelrea, the highest mountain in Connacht can be seen in all directions. The Harbour and surrounding area offer ample opportunities for the outdoor enthusiast and there are regular boat trips around the fjord.

  • Mannin Bay and the Blueway: Mannin Bay is a launch point for a range of water-based activities. The Blueway is a network of water trails at which you can experience a variety of water based activities including kayaking and snorkelling. The bright white sand of the area allows you to see clearly the marine life passing beneath but be sure to look up and all around too or you will miss out on this unique land and seascape!

  • Quiet Man Bridge: If you find yourself travelling between Oughterard and Clifden do stop at this little bridge made famous by the 1950 film “The Quiet Man” starring John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara. It is visible from the road and clearly signposted. 

  • Athenry Heritage Centre: Heritage abounds within the ancient walls of the award winning Athenry Heritage Centre, a unique experience of history that visitors both young and old can enjoy.

  • Islands: Dotted around the coastline of Galway are some wonderful islands to visit. Wait for the tide to go out and drive on to the mythical Omey Island or get away from it all and catch a ferry to Inishbofin or the Aran Islands.