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Nightlife · National Parks · Landmarks

Popular things to do in Galway

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National Park
Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre
4.7
Duration: 5h 30 min
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Scenic Drive
Wild Atlantic Way
4.9
Duration: 4 hours
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Landmark
Quay Street
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Historic Walking Area
Salthill Promenade
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
A major hub for visitors exploring Ireland's western regions, Galway serves as a city of art and culture, renowned for its vibrant lifestyle and numerous festivals. The city's many pubs, a major draw for bohemian crowds from around the world, offer live music and outdoor seats, ideal for observing street performers and ordinary natives going about their business. Deeply respectful of its traditions and rich heritage, Galway is one of the few areas where Irish remains a thriving language in everyday use. Start your urban adventure by exploring the lively areas along the Corrib River, where you can search for handcrafted souvenirs and traditional Aran sweaters. Plan a Ireland trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Side trips from Galway

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Castle
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park Bunratty
4.4
Duration: 3h 30 min
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Geologic Formation
The Burren County Clare
4.6
Duration: 8 hours
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Lookout
Cliffs of Moher Liscannor
4.7
Duration: 1 hour

Hidden gems in Galway

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Distillery Tour
Micil Distillery
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Beach
Salthill Beaches
4.2
Duration: 3 hours
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Religious Site
St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Charlie Byrne's Bookshop
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min

Historic Sites in Galway

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Historic Walking Area
Riverside Walk
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Castle
Menlo Castle / Blake's Castle
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
Historic Walking Area
Kirwan's Lane
4.0
Duration: 2 hours
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Cemetery
Bohermore’s Victorian Cemetery
4.5
Duration: 2 hours

Shopping in Galway

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Gift & Specialty Shop
An Tuirne Island Handknits and Crafts
5.0
Duration: 30 minutes
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Thomas Dillon's Claddagh Gold
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Department Store
OMG Zhivago
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Gift & Specialty Shop
McCarthy's Jewellery Shop
4.7
Duration: 2 hours

Nature in Galway

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Water Body
Galway Bay
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Valley
Doo Lough Valley
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Island
Inis Meain
4.2
Duration: 2 hours
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Nightlife
Pedal Power Galway
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Architectural Building
Galway Cathedral
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
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Park
Eyre Square
3.2
Duration: 30 minutes
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National Park
Burren National Park Corofin
4.6
Duration: 2 hours

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