Galway Top Tourist Attractions

Galway & the West of Ireland’sTop Tourist Attractions

Galway is celebrated in song and story throughout the world and takes centre stage on Ireland’s western seaboard. The spectacularly beautiful county has a huge range of activities and historic places for the holidaymaker to enjoy.

Galway city is known the world over for its friendly people, charming cobble-stoned streetsĀ streets, shopping and nightlife.

Galway is often referred to as the ‘most Irish’ of Ireland’s cities, it’s the only one where you’re likely to hear Irish spoken in the streets, shops and pubs. “The City of Tribes” provides a fun blast of the Ireland many first-time visitors expect.

Trad on the Prom

Trad on the Prom is a fast paced Superb Dancing experience and they are excited to be in a new venue with tiered seating at Leisureland Theatre, Salthill. The show also welcomes back leads of Lord of the Dance, brothers Cathal and Fergal Keaney, as guests for this season.
Wild Atlantic Way

Wild Atlantic Way

The Wild Atlantic Way - the longest defined coastal drive in the world - is a major new tourism initiative that showcases Ireland's magnificent Atlantic coastline.

West of Ireland Golf

The magnificent West of Ireland Golf showcases some of Ireland's best golf courses. There are 7 courses part of the West of Ireland Golf Experience - Galway Bay, Connemara, Westport, Carne, Strandhill, Co Sligo and Enniscrone. See website for more info.


Visit the rugged landscape of Connemara with its vast boglands, dark lakes, jagged peaks of the Twelve Bens and scenic Connemara National Park.

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Aran Islands

Aran Islands

Travel to the Aran Islands, and discover an untamed landscape, unique island lifestyle and the magnificent Celtic cliff fort of Dun Aengus.
Kinvara - Dunguaire Castle


The little fishing village of Kinvara is famous for the 16th century Dunguaire Castle, situated on a rocky outcrop on the shores of Galway Bay
Lough Corrib

Lough Corrib

Lough Corrib is renowned for its wild brown trout and salmon fishing. It is also designated a Special Area of Conservation.
The Burren - Poulnabrone Dolmen

The Burren

The unique geology of the Burren has a rich history with many archaeological attractions including the Poulnabrone Dolmen.
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park

Bunratty Castle

Bunratty Castle is the most complete and authentic medieval fortress in Ireland which was built by the MacNamara family in 1425.
Killary Fjord

Killary Fjord

Killary harbor is a 16 kilometres long fjord located in the heart of Connemara and forms a natural border between Galway and Mayo.
Ashford Castle Cong

Ashford Castle

Ashford Castle is a castle that has been expanded over the centuries and turned into a five star luxury hotel near Cong on the Mayo-Galway border.
Galway Horse Races

Galway Races

The Galway Races are Ireland's biggest and most famous horse racing festival and starts on the last Monday of July and runs over seven days.

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