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Galway is the capital of the West of Ireland. The streets and buildings of this ancient town have many interesting features, and its position on the edge of the Gaeltacht (Irish speaking area) makes it the gateway to magnificent areas such as Connemara, Corrib country, and the Aran Islands. The city itself is a continuing centre of growth with Galway University, Institute of Technology, Theatres, Cathedral, Castle, Galway Hotels, Docks, Industries as well as other interesting attractions.

Recently, the city centre of Galway has been closed to traffic in order to allow for the enjoyment of the city's narrow shopping streets. Parking in Galway is best done in the multi-storey car parks which are marked on this map. if you park on the street you will need parking discs which allow you park for a certain period of time. This time period is street specific and is posted at each street junction.
Inis Mr is the biggest of the three islands, covering approximately sixteen square miles. Situated on the west coast of Galway, about thirty miles out in the Atlantic Ocean, the island offers a whole new meaning to the word 'paradise'. Inis Mr Ferries departs from Ros a Mhl (Rossaveal), a village 20 miles west of Galway City. The coast road allows for fabulous views of Co. Clare and the Burren across the bay and approaching views of the Aran Islands in the distance.

Experience walking in the wonderful Connemara region, stop and take in the beauty of Ireland's only fjord, Killary Harbour, in the village of Leenane County Galway.

Galway Towns & Villages





Galway Festivals


Galway Race Week at Ballybrit attracts much attention each year for the fashion, fun and excitement that it creates, book your Galway accommodation in time! Galway Oyster Festival in September is a great festival. Galway Sessions explores the cultural links between Ireland and Scotland. Connemara also had the International Marathon and the Clifden Connemara Pony Show and Sales


Galway Visitor Attractions

 Kylemore Abbey

Galway is know for its many castles and ruins and there are many to visit, the Kylemore Abbey is set in the beautiful setting of Connemara's rugged beauty and close to Ireland's only fjord, Killary Harbour, Leenane, County Galway.



Galway What's On

Connemara National Park, Co Galway

Galway has always something happening for the tourist and local alike from Galway Race Week at Ballybrit, to a night out in Galway at the theatre, or a traditional music session in one of the many pubs in Galways Eyre Square. Or for the more energetic there is walking in the stunning Connemara mountains.

Situated in the heart of the west of Ireland in County Galway, Connemara National Park covers some 2,000 hectares of scenic mountains, expanses of bogs and heaths, and grasslands. Some of the Park's mountains, namely Benbaun, Bencullagh, Benbrack and Muckanaght, are part of the famous Twelve Bens range. Glanmore (meaning large glen) forms the centre of the Park.
connemaraThe museum charts the history of the horse and its use from the earliest times to the present day. But Dartfield is not just another boring museum. There are live exhibits to delight everyone. Some of the world's favourite breeds of horses can be seen. From some of the biggest horses in the world - to the smallest.
Galway Irish Crystal BuildingProvides a memorable introduction to the rich heritage of the West of Ireland. Guided heritage tours, video, showrooms and restaurant.
The championship links course is of the highest quality and offers a challenge as good as any golfer is likely to find anywhere. The greens are amongst the best in the country, due in no small way to the professionally trained green keepers
Ireland's most perfectly located dive centre. Idyllically situated on the sheltered Killary Fjord (the only Fjord in Ireland or the UK) which is 10 miles long with high mountains on either side and 40m depth in the middle. Scubadive west is Ireland's all weather dive centre, with guaranteed diving all year round.







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