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Galway Atlantaquaria

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Address: | Seapoint Promenade, Salthill, Galway, Ireland
Phone Number:
091 585 100
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10:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Galway Atlantaquaria, National Aquarium of Ireland seeks to present a...

Galway Atlantaquaria, National Aquarium of Ireland seeks to present a comprehensive view of the world of water through clear and interesting displays, informed helpful staff and exciting live presentations and animal interaction sessions.This is achieved through accurately displaying aquatic life in a manner that reflects their natural habitats, providing an enjoyable and educational environment to learn about the diverse marine ecosystem of Ireland.As Ireland's largest aquarium we strive to ensure that a visit to the aquarium is original and full of wonder for visitors of all ages.

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The driest place in Galway on a very wet day!

We went here to escape the relentless Galway rain. It was quite small but there were lots of opportunity to take loads of interesting photos. On the day we were there it was... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 March 2016
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Ballynahinch
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30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

A great spot to visit with the family, a very good selection of fish on display and the host was very knowledgeable and even let the kids hold some of the fish. I've been to other bigger aquariums that haven't come close to this one. If your in the area definitely give a call in.

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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

I have not visited any place like this before. The guide told us many useful information, he even let us hold a starfish and a crab and feed the other fish! It was anything but boring or vague. Small but better than the majority of the big ones. Don't be snobbish and visit.

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Ballynahinch
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

We went here to escape the relentless Galway rain. It was quite small but there were lots of opportunity to take loads of interesting photos. On the day we were there it was packed as obviously everyone else had the same idea of escaping the rain.

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Thank HelenC1002013
County Limerick, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016

My two boys (aged 1 and 4) really enjoyed. Great facilities and very friendly and knowledgeable staff.

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Thank CharmainePR
Galway, Ireland
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2016

The aquarium is quaint and has a fair selection of sea life on display. There is a family friendly cafe next door too. If you visit aquariums out of interest in marine science then this might not be for you, it is small and not a huge amount of variety or information. It's built for kids and entertaining them allowing... More 

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Thank James D
Biloxi, Mississippi
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

It is a little aquarium, but its nice to be able to easily view the aquatic wildlife. It was cool to see the stages of development in the animals.

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Thank Kahlyn M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016

The National Aquarium in Salthill is well worth a visit. We passed 2 hours there no problem on a wet and windy day. Price is a little steep but you can leave and re-visit on the same day, we couldn't as we were leaving Galway on the same day. Worth timing your visit for the feeding times. Our kids loved... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

Good value. We enjoyed looking around. Interesting to watch the fish at feeding times.. Friendly and knowledgeable staff.

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Cork
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

I'll start with the fact that we didn't get to see inside the place! We arrived late on just before 4.30. Signs on doors say they close at 5. We asked the person behind the counter and we were told they had closed. Now, if they normally close at that time, no prob BUT they least they could do is... More 

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ireland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016 via mobile

Kids really enjoyed this aquarium,from the scary wave inside the door to the multiple species of fish. The highlight was holding the star fish and feeding the mullet. However for the price it cost us for entry I really couldn't recommend it to others as it's way over priced. Not sure what the money is spent on but the the... More 

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