Things to do in Galway

Top Things to Do in Galway

Things to Do in Galway

Top Attractions in Galway


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  • mafischl
    Huntington, NY1,990 contributions
    Like most National Parks this is a wonderful place to visit. Get out and do a hike. We did the blue loop. Absolutely terrific with great views of the coast.
    Written 8 May 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Andrés Fornes
    2 contributions
    Delighted with the experience and service provided by Damian. Excellent historical information and a must do if you’re coming to Galway!
    Written 23 May 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Gerald N
    Boston, MA10 contributions
    If you enjoy Irish music, culture and great Guinness, then get yourself to Quay Street! Each pub is unique! And the craic is great. We met a friend of my uncle (who has passed) in Tig Coli and heard some great stories about him. That was made my trip.
    Written 10 May 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • andream0402
    Melbourne, Australia2,727 contributions
    A nice place for a walk in a sunny day. Not the best beach in Ireland but plenty of nearby facilities. Close to shops, bars and restaurants and accessible by public transport.
    Written 10 May 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • mafischl
    Huntington, NY1,990 contributions
    This is a wonderful part of Galway City. Lots of restaurants, shops and bars. Pedestrian only areas are awesome and this is a big part Galway's charm.
    Written 7 May 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Chef Boy
    Washington DC, DC64 contributions
    Very picturesque town and near the Latin Quarter which is a must. We really liked Galway, a fun and picturesque town!
    Written 20 October 2021
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • JenGGG
    1 contribution
    We travelled out around the islands and back along by the cliffs of Moher of the boat Saoirse na Farraige and I have to say what a fantastic experience we had. When we arrived we were boarded quickly and efficiently by friendly staff, the boat was spotlessly clean and we bought a lovely tea and snack to have onboard. The boat seems brand new, there was WiFi onboard and comfy seats both inside the both and up on deck. The crew kept walking through during the journey checking in that people were okay, sharing knowledge about the islands, cliffs and nature and keeping us updated on when we might experience some rocky waters. We got off on Inishmore for the day and had an amazing day on the island doing a tour, walking to the wormhole, chatting to friendly locals before having a lovely lunch in a cafe. We then returned on the boat by the Cliffs of Moher which were awe inducing, and we also got to see some puffins around that area too. All in all we had the most beautiful, fun day and would like to thank the crew of Saoirse na Farraige for making it such a safe and enjoyable trip during a time of anxiety with travel.
    Written 20 April 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Mags U
    Dublin, Ireland16 contributions
    Most beautiful place in Galway that you have to see on your trip. Just a wonderful feeling when you enter the cathedral. Can't explain it you're just have to go and visit it for yourself
    Written 2 November 2021
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Goran N
    Velika Gorica, Croatia363 contributions
    In December there are regular Christmas market, but without visible Christmas signs and without Christmas spirit. You can enyou food, carousels etc. Good for relaxing walk if there is no rain.
    Written 8 December 2021
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • John O
    5 contributions
    Generally this is a nice walk if you are lucky with the weather. Unfortunately i got caught over at Rinville house when a torrential downpour started, Dress appropriately or have an umbrella. Its a great bayside amenity
    Written 5 April 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • AussiesBallarat
    Ballarat, Australia761 contributions
    The Galway Museum is near the Spanish Arch and admission was free. The displays about the history of Galway were very informative. However, we particularly appreciated the gallery dedicated to Irish political history. From the upper level there was a great view of Galway Harbour. While looking out we (quietly) played ‘Galway Bay’ (“If you ever go across the sea to Ireland ...”). A visit here is recommended. There is a cafe as well.
    Written 10 February 2020
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • roverirish
    Pitman, NJ242 contributions
    This was One of the highlights of our trip to Ireland in the Galway area! The hosts were extremely friendly and treated us as a family. We were able to make scones and then enjoy them with a warm cup of tea. The working farm put on a display showing how the dog works to rein in the sheep. Put it on your of places to visit.
    Written 1 March 2020
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • mafischl
    Huntington, NY1,990 contributions
    This was a really fun experience. My wife and I went twice. Once in the morning and later for lunch. In the morning we had a delicious donut. For lunch it was a fantastic crepe. Highly recommend it.
    Written 7 May 2022
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  • Maria Ligia
    Galway, Ireland36 contributions
    Life is a beach, do not forget it. Dream, fall in love, play hard and live free. This summer was amazingly warm, perfect to chill here.
    Written 10 October 2021
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Heather
    Utica, MI14 contributions
    Heard about this castle on Instagram. A bit hard to locate....just keep walking!
    Worth the visit to see the ruins. Nice water view from the site with rowers passing by.
    Written 10 November 2021
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