Galway City Attractions
The city, the sea and the best of the West.
The city, the sea and the best of the West.
An unforgettable culinary experience run by Sheena Dignam, a Franco-Irish food and wine lover who grew up in the Loire valley, and Gosia Letowska who is passionate about local food producers and makers.
Choose from a range of day and evening food tours including a sweet tooth tour, food and cycling tour, whiskey tour and even an arthouse cinema and food tour, and try produce from Oysters to Cheese, Sushi to Crab and Doughnuts to Strawberry Tarts, Local Beers and more.
They are currently running self guided tours with the Galway Food Tours pocketbook.
Brian Nolan is a fantastic story teller and can take you on a discovery walking tour of Galway city talking about its horrid history, a Salthill Promenade tour by Galway Bay or possibly the world's shortest walking tour - the fireside tour of O’Connor’s famous Pub which is just 50 feet in length!
Brian's favourite tour is the Horrible History Tour, it's a mix of culture, history, characters, literary, and ghost references.
Address: 8 Eyre Square, Galway City.
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.
Address: Lombard St., Galway City.
Quay Street and the Latin Quarter are often referred to as the cultural heart of Galway. A highlight for many visitors to Galway City is strolling along the medieval pedestrianised streets. The area is characterised by buskers, boutiques, unique shops, cafes, bars and restaurants and is located a 10 minute walk from The Galmont.
A visit to Galway is not complete without a stroll along the Promenade at Salthill. A favourite pastime for Galwegians and visitors alike is walking along the 2km-long seaside promenade running from the edge of the city along Salthill.
There are several beaches to visit, the iconic diving board at Blackrock and of course you must 'kick the wall' across from the diving boards before turning around.
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.
Address: Spanish Parade, Galway City.
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.
Eyre Square, also known as John F. Kennedy park is located 3 minutes’ walk from The Galmont. Here you will find a statue of Galway author Padraic O'Conaire, a bust where John F. Kennedy addressed the people of Galway in 1963 and a fountain with a centrepiece of a copper-coloured sails of the Galway Hooker traditional fishing boat, unique to Galway.
Discover the Kylemore Woodland Trails & Tales along the beautiful 1000 acre estate, the 6 acre Victorian Walled Garden, the neo-Gothic church, dining and the fairy woodland play area.
Address: Connemara, Co. Galway.
A high octane adventure company in a stunning location. They have everything you need for a fantastic activity holiday with over 20 of the most exciting adventure activities to choose from.
Kayak on Irelands only Fjord, experience ringo rides, wakeboarding, waterskiing, their mini water park, sunset boat trips and giant SUP's with the mountains soaring up around you. Test your nerve on their climbing wall, high ropes course, burma bridge and skyfall. They have something for everyone. Booking in advance is essential.
Address: Derrynacleigh, Leenane, Co. Galway.
It is the largest medieval parish church in Ireland in continuous use as a place of worship. Among several monuments and memorials, the oldest belongs to a Crusader named Adam Bures, with a marker dating from the 13th century. At the roof edge the church is topped off by gargoyles carved as the heads of horses and humans, a manticora and a fierce stone lion.
Awarded ‘BEST IRISH EXPERIENCE’ 2021, this is the only cruise to the Aran Islands and Cliffs of Moher sailing direct from Galway city.
The seasonal cruise departs Galway Docks (located less than 10-minute walk from The Galmont) will give you an opportunity to visit Inis Mór and see the Cliffs of Moher on a Day Trip.
Opening times: seasonal timetable www.aranislandferries.com
Booking Advised:(0)91 568 903 / (0)871 827047.
The Corrib Princess offers a fantastic cruise on an all-weather boat, departing from Steamers Quay in the city centre. The journey gives passengers spectacular views of the River Corrib and proceeds onto Lough Corrib.
The Corrib Princess takes you past castles and places of historical interest, showing you a view of Galway you just can not experience on foot.
Address: Waterside, Woodquay, Galway City.
Experience the magic of Galway Bay Boat Tours, a family run business where you can choose from sailing adventures, heritage tours, themed evening excursions, boat picnics and a lobster safari tour. Meet the Oliver family, a team of professional skippers, and listen as they regale you with intriguing tales of the city's rich maritime history.
Address: New Docks, Galway City.
Free cancellation 24 hours prior to arrival
3 Minutes from Eyre Square & 1 minute from Galway Bus Station
Perfect for your Staycation needs