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What to Do in Galway

Meander through the streets of Galway and enjoy a front-row view of street performers, the sound of the Gaelic language and the remnants of the medieval town walls which are home to an array of local attractions, museums and cultural sites.


Explore Salthill and its beaches and take a leisurely stroll along the prom or take in the views of Lough Corrib by taking a cruise on the Corrib Princess.

If theatre is for you, catch a show in any of Galway’s theatres including An Taibhdhearc, Druid Theatre or the Black Box Theatre. If you are into live music or comedy the Róisín Dubh has performances taking place for everyone’s taste.

Walks & Nature Trails

If you love nature trails and walks, Terryland Forest Park (close by to Maldron Hotel Sandy Road Galway) has numerous heritage and woodland walking trails, a picnic area and more. For a bigger adventure, visit Renville Park on the outskirts of the city. It has a mixture of attractive walks through its woodlands and farmland and a beautiful walk along by the sea.

Historic Sites

If you enjoy learning about the history and past of a city, Galway’s past is brought to life on its street’s and the wider county with a wealth of exciting heritage sites, castles, places of worship and lots more to explore. There are many tours you can take to discover its landmarks like Lynch’s Castle, Spanish Arch and the Claddagh before enjoying the peaceful atmosphere of Galway Cathedral and St Nicholas’ Collegiate Church of Ireland. Visit the medieval city walls in Eyre Square shopping centre. These are the original walls that surrounded Galway city when it was first built. You can also learn about the city in the Galway City museum and its art in Galway City Arts centre. If you have a day to spare, be sure to experience the cultural site of Kylemore Abbey in Connemara

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