What to See & Do in Galway

Clifden: Not changed at all?

At first glance Clifden seems to have changed little since the 1960s, but looks a little closer and there has been a transformation …

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Walking Tour of Galway City

Galway is a compact city, easily explored by foot in half a day. This tour is a gentle amble through the city centre, with stops to visit places of interest. At …

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Connemara Tour

Connemara is a place of mountains, lakes and spectacular views famed for the quality of the light. It's also often overrun with tourists which takes a little from its serenity. However …

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St. Nicholas of Myra

Local lore has it that Christopher Columbus prayed in this church, located in Galway city centre, before leaving on the voyage that took him to America. It's been in both Protestant …

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Inishmore

The largest of the Aran Islands, Inishmore is famous not just for its rugged beauty but for its rich store of megalithic remains, in particular its four ancient forts. Unfortunately its …

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Thoor Ballylee

This small tower in a secluded location was once home to the poet William Butler Yeats, who restored it as a home for his family. Following his death it fell into …

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Galway Cathedral

This modern cathedral, completed in 1965, is to say the least eclectic in design, mixing Romanesque, Gothic and Moorish influences in a way that, somehow, works. Inside there is some good …

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Stone Walls

The ubiquitous stone walls or fences seen in Ireland are the object of much curiosity from visitors, particularly those built without mortar in the west and south. They are however a …

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Galway City

Known as the city of the tribes, Galway is the undisputed festival capital of Ireland and no matter what time of year you visit the chances are there will be …

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Ballinasloe, Co Galway

The biggest event in Ballinasloe's year is the annual Great October Fair, Ireland's largest horse fair and probably its oldest. It's a mid sized market town which for history buffs is …

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Clifden, Co Galway

The capital of Connemara, Clifden is beautifully situated in the shadow of the Twelve Pin mountains, but has suffered somewhat from its popularity with tourists. The town itself has maybe a …

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