Best Things To Do in Galway, Ireland

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  1. Connemara National Park

    # 1 of 314 Things To Do in Galway | Added 2546 times in trip plans
    Connemara National Park

    Tags: National Park, Hiking Trail, Picnic Spot

    Address: Letterfrack, Co. Galway, Ireland

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    What this place lacks in hype it makes up for in substance. About 4000+ hectares of natural beauty that coversmountains, coastlines, bogs, heaths, grasslands and forests is untouched by man. The star ...Read more

  2. Quay Street

    # 2 of 314 Things To Do in Galway | Added 2262 times in trip plans
    Quay Street

    Tags: Food And Drinks, Entertainment, Market, Street Market

    Address: Galway City Centre, Galway, Galway, Ireland

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    The street for everything! – shopping, eating, nightlife, hotels, drinking, and delightful people watching. The vibe here isn’t about party, or youth – it’s about the joy of li...Read more

  3. Eyre Square

    # 3 of 314 Things To Do in Galway | Added 2037 times in trip plans
    Eyre Square

    Tags: Park, Square

    Address: Eyre Square, Galway

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Any Galway travel guide will tell you this is the Galway shopping central, though it also commemorates JFK (you’ll find a portrait bust of the man in the place). It’s an old square; in med...Read more

  4. Galway City Museum

    # 4 of 314 Things To Do in Galway | Added 1709 times in trip plans
    Galway City Museum

    Tags: Museum

    Address: Spanish Parade House Merchants Road Lower, Galway, Co. Galway, Ireland

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    For what is arguably a small city, Galway has a rich historical heritage. The museum showcases it in it’s multiple exhibitions that include: The DJ Murphy – collection of farm implements....Read more

  5. St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church

    # 5 of 314 Things To Do in Galway | Added 1458 times in trip plans
    St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church

    Tags: Church, Religious Site, Architecture

    Address: Market Street,Junction of Mainguard Street and Lombard Street.,Galway,, Ireland

    Timings: 09:00 am - 07:00 pm Details

    If you’re wondering why so many seaport towns in Europe are dedicated to St. Nicholas, it’s because he’s the patron saint of seafarers. This particular church, built in 1320, is the ...Read more

  6. Crane Bar

    # 6 of 314 Things To Do in Galway | Added 287 times in trip plans
    Crane Bar

    Tags: Bar, Food And Drinks, Performance

    Address: 2 Sea Rd, Galway, Co. Galway, Ireland

    Timings: 08:00 pm - 11:59 pm Details

    The locals’ favourite watering hole. But more than drinks are on the menu – music is played live practically every night on the first floor. The ground floor is reserved for the bar. Amate...Read more

  7. Quiet Man Bridge

    # 7 of 314 Things To Do in Galway | Added 909 times in trip plans
    Quiet Man Bridge

    Tags: View Point, Bridge

    Address: Connemara, Ireland

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    At first glance, there is nothing remarkable about this humdrum looking bridge. But it’s actually a place of pilgrimage! – not religious, but film. “The Quiet Man” was a classi...Read more

  8. Dunguaire Castle

    # 8 of 314 Things To Do in Galway | Added 916 times in trip plans
    Dunguaire Castle

    Tags: Outdoors, Castle, Historical Site, Performance

    Address: Kinvarra, Co. Galway, Ireland

    Timings: 10:00 am - 04:00 pm Details

    What would you do if you had a big old castle lying about the place? Turn it into dinner theatre, of course. You didn’t expect this in your list of things to do in Galway did you? In summer, the...Read more

  9. Rinville Park

    # 9 of 314 Things To Do in Galway | Added 911 times in trip plans
    Rinville Park

    Tags: Outdoors, Park, Play Ground, Picnic Spot

    Address: Rinville, Rinville, Oranmore, Galway, Ireland

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    It’s just a really nice countryside park. Landscaped around a good-looking 16th century castle, the park covers many miles of walks through woods, farms and the coast. Keep your camera read to c...Read more

  10. Rathbaun Farm

    # 10 of 314 Things To Do in Galway | Added 528 times in trip plans
    Rathbaun Farm

    Tags: Outdoors, Wildlife Park, Farm

    Address: Ardrahan, Co. Galway, Ireland

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    You probably haven’t wondered what a life at traditional Irish farm is like. No matter, this place will fill that hole in your life for you even though you never knew you had it. Frances will we...Read more

  11. Ireland's Smallest Comedy Club

    # 11 of 314 Things To Do in Galway | Added 784 times in trip plans
    Ireland's Smallest Comedy Club

    Tags: Entertainment, Performance

    Address: Mainguard Street | The Dew Drop Inn, Galway, Ireland

    Timings: 09:00 pm - 11:00 pm Details

    Curious name for an attraction, yes. But it’s justified when the club itself professes to have only one single goal with regard to its patrons – to give them the best night of entertainmen...Read more

  12. Charlie Byrne's Bookshop

    # 12 of 314 Things To Do in Galway | Added 543 times in trip plans
    Charlie Byrne's Bookshop

    Tags: Book Shop

    Address: Cornstore Mall, Middle Street Galway, Ireland

    Timings: 09:00 am - 08:00 pm Details

    The Irish Times voted this the best Irish bookshop in 2013. It has 50,000 old and new titles covering pretty much every topic under the sun. Spread over 3000 feet, it makes for some drool-worthy brows...Read more

  13. Circle Of Life Commemorative Garden

    # 13 of 314 Things To Do in Galway | Added 632 times in trip plans
    Circle Of Life Commemorative Garden

    Tags: Outdoors, Garden, Sculpture

    Address: Quincentennial Park, Salthill, Galway

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    This is a rare kind of garden – one to commemorate those who donated their organs. There is something mystic, something spiritual about it, but that is hard to describe. Birdsong fills the air. ...Read more

  14. Thomas Dillon's Claddagh Gold

    # 14 of 314 Things To Do in Galway | Added 532 times in trip plans
    Thomas Dillon's Claddagh Gold

    Tags: Museum, Specialty Museum

    Address: Thomas Dillon's Claddagh Gold 1 Quay St Galway Ireland

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:30 pm Details

    Rings come in distinct types, and this one is unique to Galway. It’s called Claddagh – a band of two hands holding a heart which wears a crown. It’s motif is ‘Let Love and Frie...Read more

  15. Hall Of The Red Earl

    # 15 of 314 Things To Do in Galway | Added 383 times in trip plans
    Hall Of The Red Earl

    Tags: Historical Site, Archaeological Site

    Address: Custom House, Druid Lane. Galway, Republic of Ireland

    Timings: 09:30 am - 04:45 pm Details

    When the Office of Public Works tried to expand operation onto this site in 1997, they got the surprise of their life – archaeological remains of a 13th century building that had fallen into rui...Read more

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  • Nora Barnacle´s House

    8 Bowling Green

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  • Lynch Memorial Window

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  • The Docks

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  • Salt hill, Galway Bay

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  • Lough Atalia

    Lough Atalia Rd

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  • Galway City Museum

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  • Patrick Pearse s Cottage

    Near Rosmuc Village

  • Kiltartan Gregory Cultural Society

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  • Kiltartan Gregory Museum

    Kiltartan Cross

  • Michael Cusack Centre


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  • Salthill Amusements

    Upr Salthill

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  • Funderland

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  • Caesers Palace

    Silver Dollar Casino

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  • Tom Sheridans

    Clybaun Rd

    Bars Restaurants
  • Richardsons

    1 Eyre Square

  • Brasserie on the Corner

    25 Eglinton St

    Seafood Bars
  • Garavans

    46 William St

  • Tigh Neachtain

    17 Cross St

    Bars Restaurants Music and Show Venues
  • Róisín Dubh

    8 Dominick st Upr

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  • Mulholland John

    69 Wellpark

    Casinos and Gaming
  • Mullholland John

    Dominick St

    Casinos and Gaming
  • Bar One Racing

    Unit 10 Howley Ct

    Casinos and Gaming
  • Paddy Power

    149-151 Salthill Upper Salthill

    Casinos and Gaming
  • Pyramid Bookmakers

    12 Summerfield

    Casinos and Gaming
  • Bar One Racing

    Kilcolgan Galway

    Casinos and Gaming
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  • Burren National Park

    Natural Parks
  • Burren National Park (The Burren)

    Clare Heritage Centre

    Natural Parks
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  • Salthill Beach


  • Salthill Promenade


  • Ballyloughane Beach


  • Traught Beach

  • Spiddal Beach

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  • Angling Wave Hopper Boats

    No 2 Kilkerrin Pk Liosban Ind Est

    Hunting and Fishing
  • Tuck Thomas

    Oughterard Main Street, Galway

    Hunting and Fishing
  • Fishing

    Hunting and Fishing
  • Inland Fisheries Ireland

    Hunting and Fishing
  • Duffys Fishing & Shooting Online Store

    Hunting and Fishing
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  • The Sportsground

    College Rd

    Stadiums and Arenas
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