Galway City, Co. Galway

Galway is a medieval city that is rich in culture. It is also a university city which is partly responsible for its vibrancy and love for the arts. It has much to offer visitors, both young and old.

On this page you can see a map of Galway City, see what's on in Galway City, find out how to get to Galway City, find things to see and do in Galway City, visit local websites for Galway City, find Hotels in Galway City, find Guesthouses in Galway City, find Bed and Breakfasts (B&Bs) in Galway City, find Hostels in Galway City, find Self-Catering Accommodation in Galway City, browse restaurants in Galway City.

Upcoming Events in Galway City

Upcoming major events in Galway City:

  • Galway Arts Festival 2014 (14 - 27 Jul 2014)
    Galway Arts Festival is one of the biggest arts festivals in Ireland. Established in 1978, it has long attracted both a national and international audience of lovers of the arts. The 2014 edition runs from the 14th to the 27th of July.
  • Baboró International Arts Festival for Children 2014 (11 - 19 Oct 2014)
    Baboró is Ireland’s premier international arts festival for children and families. The festival brings the best in international and home-grown artists and performers across Galway city for an enchanting week filled with Theatre, Dance, Lite

Bus to Galway City

  • Bus routes operated by Bus Eireann:
    • 401: Salthill - Eyre Square
  • Bus routes operated by City Direct:
    • 411
    • 414
  • Bus routes operated by John Kearns:
    • Tullamore - Galway
  • Bus routes operated by Lally Coach Hire:
    • Galway - Rossaveal

Things to See and Do in Galway City

Galway Arts Centre

Galway City, 47 Dominick Street, Co Galway, Ireland
Galway Arts Centre's is the home of the west of Ireland's leading multi - disciplinary arts centre.

Galway Cathedral

Galway City, Co Galway, Ireland
Galway Cathedral, located on an island in the River Corrib is one of Galway's landmark buildings and also one of the largest. Built in the early 1960s it's modern construction contains an impressive interior including a 145 foot high dome.

Galway City Museum

Spanish Arch, Galway City, Co Galway, Ireland

St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church

Galway City, Co Galway, Ireland
The Collegiate Church of St. Nicholas is the largest medieval parish church in Ireland in continuous use as a place of worship. Founded in 1320, this Church of Ireland (Anglican) church is dedicated to Saint Nicholas of Myra, the patron saint of seafarers

Bow Waves Sailing School

Harbour Enterprise Park, Galway, Ireland
Bow Waves Sailing School provides certified Irish Sailing Association, Royal Yachting Association courses, Powerboat courses and other Marine Training.

IMC Cinema - Galway

Galway Retail Park, Headford Road, Galway City, Co. Galway

James Mitchell Museum

Department of Geology, National University of Ireland, Galway, Co Galway, Ireland
The James Mitchell Museum is housed in the Department of Geology, National University of Ireland, Galway. It opened in its present form in 1977. The museum serves as a display area, a teaching facility and a repository for research and teaching co...

Lynch's Castle

Galway City, Co. Galway, Ireland
At the junction of Shop Street and Upper Abbeygate Street is Lynch's Castle, a 16th century castle which was heavily altered in 1966 when it was converted into a bank. The exterior preserves some of the few remaining Irish gargoyles.

Nora Barnacle House Museum Nora Barnacle House Museum

Bowling Green, Galway City, Co. Galway, Ireland
The Nora Barnacle House is a small private museum faithfully restored to its former character. Open to the public during the Summer months with guides available to show you around this special piece of Irish history.

NUI Galway

University Road, Galway, Ireland

St Augustine's Church

Augustine Street, Galway City, Co. Galway

Terryland Park

Dyke Road, Galway City, Co. Galway

The Kenny Gallery

Middle Street, Galway, Co. Galway

Town Hall Theatre

Courthouse Square, Galway, Co. Galway

Hotels in Galway City

Flannery Flannery's Hotel

Dublin Road, Galway, Co. Galway
Flannery’s Hotel features spacious rooms with free Wi-Fi, The Galwegian Restaurant and Frankie’s Bar & Bistro. There is free parking on site, and central Galway is a mile away.

Forster Court Hotel Forster Court Hotel

Forster Street, Off Eyre Square, Galway, Co. Galway
The Forster Court is a modern, boutique-style hotel situated in the heart of Galway City, right next to the train and bus stations. Eyre Square and Galway’s vibrant shopping district are a minute’s walk away.

Glen Oaks Hotel Glen Oaks Hotel

Bishop O'Donnell Road, Galway, Co. Galway
5 minutes’ drive from Galway’s centre and cathedral, Glen Oaks Hotel offers spacious rooms with private bathrooms. With free parking and free Wi-Fi, the hotel is a 5-minute drive from the seaside resort of Salthill.

Jurys Inn Galway Jurys Inn Galway

Quay Street, Galway, Co. Galway
Overlooking Galway Bay and situated on Quay Street, Jury’s Inn Galway is a 2-minute walk from St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church. It offers air-conditioned rooms, a restaurant and a 24-hour reception.

Menlo Park Hotel Menlo Park Hotel

Headford Road, Galway, Co. Galway
Located in its own private grounds, this 4-star hotel offers spacious, elegant rooms with power showers, 15 minutes’ walk from Galway’s centre and 10 minutes' walk from the nearest shopping centre.

Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Galway Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Galway

Lough Atalia Road, Galway, Co. Galway
The Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa Galway overlooks Galway Bay and is just 200 metres from Eyre Square. It has an award-winning restaurant and the Spirit One Spa. Large rooms at the Radisson Galway all feature a wall-mounted LCD TV and free Wi-Fi.

Spanish Arch Hotel Spanish Arch Hotel

Quay Street, Galway, Co. Galway
In the centre of Galway’s bustling Quay Street, The Spanish Arch Hotel offers elegant rooms with plasma TVs and tea/coffee facilities. With free Wi-Fi, it boasts live music 7 days a week.

The Connacht Hotel The Connacht Hotel

Dublin Road, Galway, Co. Galway
The Connacht Hotel is located close to Lough Atalia, 1.5 miles from the city centre. It boasts a leisure centre with a 20-metre pool, spacious rooms, free Wi-Fi, and free parking.

Harbour Hotel Harbour Hotel

New Docks Road, Galway, Co. Galway
Situated on Galway's picturesque waterfront, Harbour Hotel offers modern rooms include free Wi-Fi. Galway’s lively centre is just a 5-minute walk away. Decorated with relaxing colours, the rooms feature cable TV and tea/coffee for guests.

Hotel Meyrick Hotel Meyrick

Eyre Square, Galway, Co. Galway
Overlooking Eyre Square, the elegant Hotel Meyrick features the award-winning Oyster Bar & Grill, and free leisure facilities. Its spacious and elegant rooms have free internet, and there is Wi-Fi in public areas.

The G Hotel The G Hotel

Old Dublin Road, Galway, Co. Galway
Near Galway Bay and overlooking Lough Atalia, the 5-star G Hotel boasts a gym and an award-winning spa. Designed by Philip Treacy, luxurious bedrooms have free Wi-Fi.

The House Hotel The House Hotel

Lower Merchants Road, Tha Latin Quarter, Galway, Co. Galway
In Galway’s historic Latin Quarter, The House is an elegant, 4-star hotel just off Quay Square and the Spanish Arch. It offers air-conditioned rooms, free Wi-Fi, a restaurant and cocktail bar.

The Huntsman Inn The Huntsman Inn

164 College Road, Galway, Co. Galway
Situated just 5 minutes’ drive from Galway’s busy city centre, The Huntsman Inn offers free Wi-Fi and free private parking. This boutique hotel has a popular bar and restaurant, overlooking Lough Atalia.

Wards Hotel Wards Hotel

Lower Salthill, Galway, Co. Galway
The friendly, warm and affordable Wards Hotel and Pub is located in the Lower Salthill area of Galway City. A 10-minute stroll will bring you to the city centre. The family-run business is popular with both locals and guests from around the world.

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Pubs & Nightlife

Galway City Pubs and Nightlife: An essential part of Ireland's social life and a must for every visitor.

Guided Tours

Guided Tours and Bus Tours: Take a bus tour around Galway City, or an overnight tour visiting various sights in Galway City and the surrounding regions.

Map of Galway City