Galway City Attractions

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Galway City Attractions

The city, the sea and the best of the West.

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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.


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 
Booking Advised:(0)91 568 903 / (0)871 827047.

Explore the best things to do in Galway City on the City Sightseeing Galway Hop On Hop Off Tour. Our double decker bus tours are the top rated and best way to experience Galway City.
Our one hour tour route covers Eyre Square, Galway Harbour, Spanish Arch, Claddagh, National Famine Memorial, Salthill Promenade, Blackrock Diving Tower, Garden of Life, Salthill Village, National University of Galway and Galway Cathedral.
Opening times: Everyday 9.30-5.30
Booking Advised: (091) 562 905
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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. 


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. 


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. 

The Cathedral of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven and Saint Nicholas, Galway, was dedicated on 15 August 1965, and as such is the youngest of Europe's great stone cathedrals. It is dedicated to Our Lady Assumed into Heaven and Saint Nicholas.
Opening times: Everyday 8.30am-18.30pm

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.


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.

Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Connemara during a day trip to some of the regions top sights. Experience the thrill that comes with riding an electric fat tyre bike whilst exploring the area and admire the diverse landscapes on a private guided excursion with convenient roundtrip transportation from your hotel. Enjoy the incredible scenery as you effortlessly zip along feeling the wind on your face with the great sense of freedom that only cycling can bring.
Group size booking options are available for up to 8 guests and bookings can be made up until 21.30 HRS for the following day.
Experience Gaelic Games' Galway location hosts one of the top things to do in Ireland for all visitors. Their dedicated visitor centre with 2 astro turf facilities ensure a memorable day of Gaelic action at a lovely location just outside Eyre Square.
Address: Liam Mellows GAA Club, Ballyloughane, Galway.

Ireland’s No. 1 Irish Music, Song and Dance Experience with a Contemporary Kick

Feet-flying World Champion Irish dancers. The punch-packing, soul-soothing sounds of Ireland’s finest musicians, and the magic of world-class Irish voices.

Together on one stage in the heart of Galway, Ireland, in a unique and unforgettably intimate theatre experience. This is Trad on the Prom – the number 1 show in Ireland, a cultural highlight of the Wild Atlantic Way and a MUST for every Irish holiday adventure.

Since 2005, Trad on the Prom has been thrilling visitors from home and abroad with its extraordinary, electrifying energy and passionate, personal performances – delivering traditional, authentic Irish music, song and dance with a thrilling contemporary edge. So much more than a show, Trad on the Prom is a from-the-heart joyful celebration of life: Irish style.

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