Ireland Tourism

Activities in Galway


Our suggestions on what to do on your visit to Galway
Galway is surrounded by great natural beauty, the following are some suggestions for day tours:
The West of Ireland has a wonderful mixture of both parkland golf courses and links golf courses.
  • Galway Golf Club, Salthill
  • Galway Bay Golf Club, Oranmore
  • Portumna Golf Club
  • Oughterard Golf Club
Galway is Ireland’s city that never sleeps! Festivals run throughout the year celebrating the arts, music, sport and food. Pubs are alive with traditional Irish music and there is a great mix of live music venues. Galway has a number of theatres and is home to the world famous Druid Theatre Group.
  • Traditional Music Pubs - Tigh Cóilí, Tigh Neachtain, Taaffes, The Crane
  • Theatres - Town Hall Theatre, An Taibhearc, Black Box Theatre, Druid Theatre
  • Trad on the Prom - Traditional Irish Music & Dance Show
  • Live Music Venues - Roisin Dubh, Monroes
  • Cinemas - Eye Cinema, Omniplex Salthill, IMC, Pálás
Galway is one of Ireland’s most popular cities for gourmet breaks. From artisan bakeries, wood-fired pizza, Ireland’s finest farmhouse cheeses, gourmet coffee to Michelin Star restaurants you are spoilt for choice!
  • Cupán Tae - Enjoy a “proper” cup of tea, brewed from finest loose leaf tea, in beautiful china cups with delicious homemade scones and cakes, overlooking Nimmo’s Pier
  • Dine at one of Galway’s 2 Michelin Star Restaurants - Loam & Aniar
  • Dough Bros - Award winning wood-fired pizza in casual surroundings
  • Upstairs at McCambridges - casual dining using the best of local and international ingredients
  • Fish & Chips in McDonaghs, Quay Street
  • Galway Street Market - every Saturday on Church Lane, beside St Nicholas Collegiate Church, a great variety of food available, madras curry, crepes, sushi, and mouth watering handmade cookies among many others
Take a stroll through the city stopping and travel in time back to medieval life in Galway through the medieval architecture still visible today:
  • Lynch’s Castle and Lynch’s Memorial Window, the Spanish Arch, Galway’s Medieval City Walls, Browne Doorway, Quay Street to name but a few..
  • The Hall of the Red Earl
  • Galway Museum
  • National University of Ireland
  • St Nicholas Collegiate Church
  • Fishery Watchtower Museum
  • Greyhound Racing - Friday & Saturday nights, located just 5 minute walk from Park House Hotel. Full bar & restaurant facilities.
  • Connacht Rugby - One of the four professional provincial rugby teams in Ireland. Home games are played at Galway Sportsground, 5 minute walk from the Park House Hotel. The 2015-16 season marked a major breakthrough for Connacht, finishing level on points atop the league table with Leinster. The 2016-17 Champions Cup will be the first to which Connacht has qualified solely on it’s own merits.

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