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Bank Holiday Breaks in Galway

There’s a reason Galway is one of Ireland’s short-break capitals – there’s so much to see and do.



Experience Salthill the perfect place for water babies, with beautiful beaches, peaceful surround and the longest promenade in Europe. Stroll along the two kilometre stretch and enjoy stunning views of Galway Bay and Clare Hills– don’t forget to kick the wall a long established legend in Galway has it that by kicking the pier-end wall adds years to your life.


Oranmore less than 10km East of the City is a quaint village with some excellent pubs and restaurants and is home of the much loved Rinville Park one of the main attractions is Oranmore Castle.

Galway City Sightseeing

The green dome of another distinctive Galway landmark soars above the city skyline and overlooks the banks of the River Corrib. One of the most striking Galway streetscape sights in Shop Street is Lynch’s Castles adorned with gargoyles and coats of arms. Eyre Square is home to the Quincentenary fountain. A tour around Galway’s finest foodie destinations is available from Galway Food Tours where you will meet artisan producers and get to sample their produce. If you are a water baby at heart then the wide range of water sports that are available would be something for you to enjoy and thanks to the wonder of wetsuits, you don’t have to have the sun to enjoy them.

Stadiums & Sportsgrounds

Sport enthusiasts can enjoy a whole range of different events. Greyhound racing happens at the sportsgrounds every Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights and is a fun night for everyone. Galway Races have meetings on selected dates so keep an eye out for these or choose a spectator sport from rugby or soccer where the two main teams Connacht and Galway FC are hosting a game.

Galway Bay & The Aran Islands

Take a cruise on the River Corrib from Woodquay and experience the sights of Galway by boat. The rugged Aran Islands lie just outside Galway Bay. Watch our for the highest waves in Ireland, which pound the seashore. If you don’t feel like a boat trip then take a flight from Inverin to Inis Mor.

Kylemore Abbey

Kylemore Abbey is home to a community of nuns of the Benedictine Order who settled in Ireland after their abbey in Belgium was destroyed in World War 1. Visitors can enjoy walks in the woods and by the lake, see the wonderful building and walled gardens and browse in the craft shop.

Relax in Your Spa Hotel

After you have enjoyed exploring the sites there is no better place to relax than back with us at Maldron Hotel Sandy Road Galway. Take some time to relax in the thermal suite or for some extra pampering book yourself a spa treatment. Dine with us in the Olive Tree Bistro where you will find the freshest ingredients being used to their full potential to create mouth-watering dishes, sample the craft beers or specially designed cocktail menu. Enjoy the cosy atmosphere of the Point Bar whilst you unwind before retiring to your four star room where you are guaranteed a good night’s sleep that will leave your refreshed for your adventure the following day.

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