The Galway Guide is designed to give you the knowledge to enjoy Galway and its surrounding areas to their full potential. Galway is the gem of the West of Ireland and considered by many to be one of the only places to offer a ‘truly Irish’ experience. There’s a huge amount of things to do and sights to see which are all easily accessible from this site or from our handy app.
Galway City is a must see for visitors to Ireland. Here you will find the famous Irish ‘craic’ in abundance. Locals are very friendly and always up for a bit of a laugh. The city is a cultural hub full of artistic delights, from street performers to traditional music sessions and fantastic theatre productions. The nightlife in the city is fantastic as you can find a pub, restaurant or nightclub to suit any mood. The history of the city is plain to see amongst the architecture found on the streets and excellent exhibitions in the many museums.
Connemara to the north of County Galway is an untouched land chock full of stunning beauties. The flat plains are predominantly inhabited by Irish speakers while much of the ancient Gaelic culture is still preserved here. The scenic beauty is really something to behold as you look far into the distance across the plains overshadowed by rocky mountains known as the Twelve Pins.
Galway’s surrounding areas are home to some of the top tourist attractions in Ireland. South of Galway lies the Cliffs of Moher. These cliffs are some of the highest in Europe and offer exceptional views onto the Atlantic Ocean. On your way you can breathe in the beauty of the Burren taking in the unique landscape and note the native flora and fauna indigenous to this special and protected area of Ireland.
The Aran Islands are also a must see for visitors, these are a set of three islands off the coast of Galway Bay. On the islands visitors will find stunning picturesque scenes of the Atlantic Ocean and Galway Bay, best viewed from the cliff sides that tower above sea level. The main attractions on the islands are well preserved ancient ring forts and religious buildings from times gone by.
In order to experience everything Galway has to offer it is recommended that you make use of a rental car. This allows you to explore on your own time while following your own compass. We have partnered with Europcar Ireland to bring you affordable prices and a great range of vehicles…Our app, which is available on IOS and Android, is full of things to do and see in the area. It also includes a mapping system that will guide you on your way to any of the notable destinations.