Galway— 2 nights
Sat, Jan 13 - Mon, Jan 15
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.Quin Abbey and Ballintubber Abbey will appeal to history buffs. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Joyce Country Sheepdogs and Fanore Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Galway: Dromoland Castle (in Newmarket-on-Fergus), Spiddal Craft & Design Studios (in Spiddal) and Gort (Kilmacduagh Tower & Coole Park Nature Reserve). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Michael Davitt Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Riverside Walk, experience rural life at Loughwell Farm Park, and get engrossed in the history at Hennigan's Heritage Centre.
To see photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Galway trip planner.
If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Dublin Airport, Shannon Airport and Cork Airport. In January, daily temperatures in Galway can reach 43°F, while at night they dip to 36°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.
Things to do in Galway
Gort, Dromoland Castle, Michael Davitt Museum, Spiddal Craft & Design Studios, Monk's Fishing House
Find places to stay Jan 13 — 15:
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