Galway is an exciting city, which is full of culture and heritage. The capital of Connacht is a thriving and expanding city with a rich past dating from medieval times. Galway city also plays host to the Galway Races and Galway Arts Festival in July.
Venturing outside the City will open up an even wider selection of attractions and amenities. If it's leisure activities you're in to, take a bus to the sea resort Salthill, or golf & horse riding in the greater Connemara region. Take your own car or use public transport to vist attractions such as the infamous Aran Islands, Leenane Cultural Centre, Connemara National Park,The Burren, Cliff of Moher, Children's Discovery Museum or the stunning grounds of Kylemore Abbey & Visitor Centre.
Exploring Galways countryside
Connemara National Park
Connemara National Park is situated in the heart of the West and it covers some 2,000 hectares of scenic mountains, expanses of bogs, heaths and grassland.
Clifden is generally regarded as the Capital of Connemara. It is an ideal holiday centre and base for touring this beautiful area.
There are 3 Aran Islands, Inishmore (the large island), Inishmann (the middle island) and Inisheer (the eastern island). These beautiful islands are well worth a visit for their scenic beauty alone. Bike hire is available on the Islands.