Galway— 9 nights
Thu, May 31 - Sat, Jun 9
City of the Tribes
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.Visit Bunratty Castle & Folk Park and Royal Abbey of Cong for their historical value. Take a break from the city and head to Cliffs of Moher and Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Galway: Rathcroghan Royal Site & Visitor Centre (in Tulsk), Burren National Park (in Corofin) and Burren Birds of Prey Centre (in Ballyvaughan). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Dog's Bay Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lahinch Beach, explore the historical opulence of Ashford Castle, and contemplate the long history of Poulnabrone Dolmen.
To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Galway trip tool.
If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Dublin Airport, Shannon Airport and Cork Airport. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in May, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.
Things to do in Galway
Cong, Liscannor, Burren National Park, Turoe Pet Farm & Leisure Park, Athlone Castle Visitor Centre
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