Things to do in Galway

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Things to Do in Galway


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Top Attractions in Galway

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What travellers are saying

  • iamface
    Aberdeen, UK1,716 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    did the Connemara and diamond hill loop, went to the upper trail first and the hill top so pretty although a bit cloudy, then went down to the lower trail which seemed better as the rock of the upper trail was a bit uneven and big. downhill maybe a bit difficulty than uphill. overall enjoyable that not too hard but having good view and many purple flowers(September) that i believe sunny day should be super pretty.
    Written 18 April 2024
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  • JeffandLes
    Swansea, United Kingdom249 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Went on a coach tour round the Wild Atlantic Way on Achill Island, County Mayo. What an amazing drive. The sea was wild and the roads steep. Wonderful scenery and unforgetable experience.
    Written 4 October 2023
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  • sfarland
    Flagstaff, AZ105 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hands down, my favorite place in Ireland. There were so many stores to visit and it was definitely a nice seashore city. I would love to visit again. The food vendors were really good as well. I want to go back and visit. It was definitely worth a full day of activities.
    Written 12 March 2024
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  • MBDinNJ
    Mountain Lakes, NJ247 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Promenade has a great walking path and beautiful views of Galway Bay. You can just walk the path, or you can enjoy the shops and restaurants along the street.
    Written 24 May 2024
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  • tms215
    Philadelphia, PA630 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wild that it is in the heart of town. The stain glass is remarkable and the architechture is exquisite. A must see if you are visiting this charming city
    Written 13 May 2024
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  • broomfieldtrading
    Girvan, UK88 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Tranquility
    We visited Arran Island for my birthday.
    Ferry journey was an important part of our day. We throughly enjoyed our Ferry ⛴️.
    Ferry was on time. Very clean. Cafe was good with fresh food. Staff was working hard. We enjoyed the view during sailing.
    Written 23 July 2023
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  • Fietsen1
    Encinitas, CA543 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This museum is not huge, but provides ample information to those wanting to glean information on Galway. There is a very cool science/medicine section that sheds light on Ireland's contributions to science and medicine.

    The staff is very friendly and helpful. Count on spending about an hour or two here.
    Written 10 March 2024
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  • MBDinNJ
    Mountain Lakes, NJ247 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A fun place to spend an afternoon - lots of nice shops and restaurants and plenty of good people watching! Shops are good for both tourists and locals
    Written 24 May 2024
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  • Hanna-Rosina H
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Brigit‘s Garden was a very lovely experience. The different parts of the garden are well explained and there are also interesting things to do and see for kids. The staff was friendly and made us feel very welcomed. Definitely worth a visit🌞
    Written 8 April 2024
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  • Sarah B
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Awesome tour! We had a great experience making scones, enjoying the border collie demo, and they did a great job explaining the farm. Highly recommend.
    Written 23 May 2024
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  • Elena B
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    amazing trip, every aspect of it. I lived in Galway for 3 months and exceeded my expectations. it's a small town, but still it has everything you need within walking distance. there are always a lot of events and at night you only have to chose which bar you want to visit. I've always felt very safe and don't believe everyone who says that it rains all the time in Galway :)
    Written 6 May 2024
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  • urbanguy
    Richmond, VA4,893 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It begins at the Wolfe Tone Bridge and ends at the Salmon Weir Bridge. But, it really connects two areas of "attractions," the Spanish Arch/City Museum/Visitor Center area to the South with the Cathedral, to the North.

    It is a very pleasant walk, with water on both sides. Very relaxing and scenic.
    Written 22 September 2023
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