Galway city is on the Western Seaboard of Europe, with a  population of over 80,000 people. Perhaps the best thing about Galway is it has managed to retain the small town feel and many of its population simply came for a visit or to study and never left. The ‘to do’ list in our little city of cobbled streets is endless, but here are some of our suggestions.

Things to Do in Galway

• Sample the atmosphere in Eyre Square on a sunny day.
• Listen to the buskers and watch amazing street performers, from Shop Street down to Quay Street.
• Explore the Latin Quarter, situated on the left bank of the River Corrib, home to historic landmarks and shopping.
• Walk down by the Spanish Arch for a beautiful sunset.
• Walk the Salthill Prom and kick the wall for luck - ask a local about this famous tradition.
• Take a leap of faith from the high diving board at Blackrock.
• Take a guided walk around our city and learn about some of the hidden gems.
• On a Saturday visit the Galway Markets in Church Lane by St Nicholas' Church. You will find hundreds of stalls selling fresh produce and locally produced crafts.
• Take a boat tour on Galway Bay with Galway Bay Boat Tours link to 
• Appreciate the magnificent, rugged and wild Connemara landscape. Ask our team about day tour options. 
• Listen to traditional music in one of the many bars in the city such as The Crane on Sea Road
• Sample one of the unique summer festivals in Galway 
• Visit the beautifully rugged Aran Islands. Buses are available in Eyre Square to bring you on the short journey to the Ferry Port. (Day trips available).
• At the end of a busy day, soak up the views of Lough Atalia in our hot tub.


We think the best way to see our charming city is on foot. So why not take a walking tour with an experienced guide and let them point out the city’s hidden secrets. Or see a different side of the city with Galway Bay Boat Tours where you can explore the Claddagh & Salthill by boat.
Here are a few tours that we recommend:
Lally‘s Guided Tours 
Galway City Sightseeing Tour 
Healy Tours
Executive Helicopters

Food & Drink Tours

Galway Food Tours offer a 2 hour tour around the city, sampling some of the best food Galway has to offer, including a Wild Atlantic Way tour.
Connemara Pub Tours https://connemarapubtours.ie/ offer an amazing experience of all that is true to Connemara from friendly locals, warm fires, creamy Guinness or award winning Irish Coffee. An ideal way to spend an afternoon or an evening.
Take a visit to Hazel Mountain Chocolate, a unique bean to bar chocolate factory that offers guided tours. Your 45 minute tour will take you through all the stages of chocolate making, followed by a tasting session.

Galway Greyhound Stadium

If you're looking for something different for a great night out, you’ll find it at Galway Greyhound Stadium. It’s non-stop entertainment from the first bell till the last race has run its course. Racing takes place every Friday & Saturday. Gates from 6:30pm.

Book now 1890 269 969 or www.galwaygreyhoundstadium.ie


The West of Ireland offers a wide range of golf courses to challenge golfing enthusiasts. The Galway Golf Club, Salthill is 5km, Bearna Golf course is 10km, Galway Bay Golf and Country Club, Oranmore is 14km and Cregmore Golf Course is 12km from the hotel.

History & Culture

The city is steeped in history – to experience this, we recommend a visit to the following:

  • Galway Cathedral
  • Galway City Museum
  • Galway Crystal


Galway is fortunate to have some fantastic theatres, including the Town Hall Theatre & The Druid Check their websites for latest listings.