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7 things to do in Galway

Ireland beckoned, and you answered its call! Welcome to your adventure in Galway. Discover the medieval history, epic castles, and hearty cuisine that await you on your visit.

Taibhdhearc na Gaillimhe

Also known as Galway Theater, Taibhdhearc na Gaillimhe was briefly closed for renovation but reopened in full swing in 2012. Check out the event listing and catch a show or two while you're in town!

Galway City Museum

Galway City Museum

Founded in the 1970s, the modern, cavernous Galway City Museum hosts a variety of exhibitions on the history of Galway. Learn about the medieval history of this Irish town through interactive exhibitions.

Spanish Arch
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Spanish Arch

Located near the Galway City Museum, the Spanish Arch is a natural stop on any sightseeing tour of Galway. The arch was constructed in the 16th century to protect the cities quay.

Galway Cathedral

Galway Cathedral

Conveniently located on the banks of River Corrib, the Galway Cathedral is an impressive church to behold.

Eyre Square

Eyre Square

Visit the Eyre Square and enjoy one of Galway's finest public parks. Located in the city center, Galway Station is the closest public transport stop.

Dunguaire Castle

Dunguaire Castle

Visit the legendary Dunguaire Castle, where King Guaire once reigned. The grounds are awe-inspiring and in summer you can roam around as you please.

NUI Galway

NUI Galway

The National University of Ireland in Galway is well worth a visit even if you're not trying to study there. Meander through the halls where many famous alumna have roamed before.

Planning Your Galway Visit

What to eat in Galway?

Irish pub culture is famous worldwide. While you're in Galway, we recommend sampling the local pub fare for dinner. You can't beat the company of a good beer and a hearty meal at a nearby pub.

How to get around Galway?

While we always recommend long walks to see the most while you're in any city, you'll find a developed bus and public transport system in this charming Irish town. Take a taxi late at night when the buses stop running.

Good to know

  • Language
    English
  • Currency
    Euro (€)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+01:00)
  • Country Code
    +353
  • Best time to visit
    May through September are known to be sunny but there is the occasional rainfall. Weather in Galway can be quite unpredictable year-round. To maximize your chances of sunny weather, plan a trip for summer.

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What people are saying about Galway

Incredible guide/driver. Fantastic experience

John was straight up an approachable and fun character, he had a wealth of information and plenty of cracker jokes to entertain us. He always checked on us to ensure everyone was okay and anyone who wasn't he helped, especially on the ferry! Could not have asked for a better guide/driver. His skills on that road were fantastic and I felt safe! He also gave heaps of tips of what to do in Galway. Aran Islands a little disappointing with the tractor trailer guy, he left us for 40 mins at the shipwreck and his dog bit me, John apologised for this but was not his fault at all! Would definitely recommend to everyone to do!

The Aran Islands & The Cliffs Cruise Reviewed by Xenii, 07/09/2019

Comprehensive introduction to this area of the country!

Gavin, Mick and Chloe were outstanding - from the jokes, the songs (will always remember Lisdoonvarna!), the music, the commentary, the adequate number of stops, the outstanding scenery, the countryside and narrow, windy roads, we experienced a maximum amount of fun in a day packed with adventure on a comfortable coach.

Great tour with excellent guide and driver

This is my best tour on getyourguide so far. Derrick and Vlad were the dream team and I could have not asked for more. The weather was amazing and we were able to see the Cliffs of Moher clearly. We also learnt a lot about Irish history from Derrick who is a true entertainer. Highly recommended! Keep up the good work.

names were not on the list for this tour

This activity was on Paddywagon Tours. They did not have our names on their passenger list for this tour. We were kicked off this tour and they were working to try to get us onto another tour. We waited another hour and they were finally able to get us onto another tour.

From Dublin: Connemara and Galway Full-Day Tour Reviewed by Robin, 24/07/2019

Excellent all-day trip through Ireland’s countryside

Wonderful, informative trip. Comfortable bus. Knowledgeable and fun guide. Four stops along the way there and back at lovely sites. Outing in Galway was a bit short. Glad we brought jackets and good walking/hiking shoes. We would definitely do this type of tour again.