You will be spoilt for beaches in Galway city. The nearest beach to the hotel is Salthill, followed by Silver Strand in Barna. There are many beaches in Spiddeal such as Tra Mor and An Doilin in Carraroe. Dogs Bay and Gurteen Bay are equally fantastic and are located 2 miles outside the picturesque village of Roundstone in Connemara, Co. Galway.
Located in the heart of Connemara, the Connemara National Park offers free admission. Enjoy an exhibition on the Connemara Landscape (multi-lingual), audio visual show (multi-lingual), Connemara Ponies, picnic areas (indoor and outdoor), the famous Diamond Hill and a tea room.
A visit to Galway is not complete without a stroll along the Promenade at Salthill. There are several beaches to visit, the diving board at Blackrock, views across to Clare and of course you must kick the wall at the end of the Promenade.
It offers beautiful walks, a walled garden that is perfect for picnics, deer in an enclosure and lots of literary references along with a visitor centre. There is a tea room and information centre.
There is also a 3- minute presentation which covers the life of Lady Gregory, the history of Coole and the Irish Literary Revival. Coole park has a variety of walking trails which are clearly sign posted throughout the park.
Galway has a wide range of dedicated play facilities, catering for everyone from toddlers to teenagers, where you’ll find slides, swings, climbing walls, mazes and much more. Many of Galway's playgrounds feature other fun facilities including beautiful walking routes, forest trails and picnic areas. The closest playground in Galway City to the hotel is Millennium Children's Park on University Road near the Galway Cathedral.
The Museum is a beautiful building which is located at the Spanish Arch, overlooking the River Corrib. A brilliant source of information on the rich heritage & history of the city. Top tip: Get lunch in The Kitchen Cafe at the Galway City Museum, they do delicous fresh & healthy food. The Kitchen Cafe caters to dietary requirments.
The laid-back and vibrant vibes of Galway are best experienced at the weekend market. There are many colourful stalls and plenty of incredible flavours, all in the shadow of St Nicholas’ Medieval Church. As well as local cheeses and sea food, international influences come through with curries and Mediterranean favourites.
Galway has some of Ireland’s most thrilling attractions right on its doorstep. From the Cliffs of Moher, the Burren, the Aran Islands to the wild beauty of Connemara, Galway city has it all. Explore the one day 'Into the West' trail along the Wild Atlantic Way.