Galway is an ideal location if you are looking for some adventure and discovery. It is jammed packed with a versatile range of activities to suit everyone’s taste. Explore Salthill and its beaches and take a leisurely stroll along the prom. If you love nature trails and walks, Terryland Forest Park (close by to Maldron Hotel Sandy Road) has numerous heritage and woodland walking trails, a picnic area and more.
Walks & Nature Trails
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 way along by the sea. If you have a day to spare and want to see more and have a true love for nature, Connemara National Park is certainly a must visit. There are thousands of acres of parkland covering very scenic mountains, woodlands, grasslands, heaths, and bogs.
From Connemara you can visit the three Aran Islands, Inis Mor, Inis Meain and Inis Oirr.
Festivals & Events
In Galway there is always something happening and it is a hive of activity throughout the year. If you have a love for sport Galway is the perfect place to visit for Horse racing, Connacht Rugby, Galway FC games or Galway GAA games. If you have a passion for fashion and shopping, Galway is an excellent location with Shop Street, Galway Shopping Centre, Eyre Square Centre and Corrib Shopping Centre. Whether your love is food or the arts, Galway enjoys a packed calendar of festival and events all year round offering something for everyone so always check out our Calendar of Events so that you are up to date.
If you love to learn the history and past about 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 all about its landmarks like Lynch’s Castle and the Claddagh before enjoying the peaceful atmosphere of Galway Cathedral and St Nicholas’ Collegiate Church of Ireland. If you have a day to spare be sure to experience the cultural site of as Kylemore Abbey in Connemara.
Wild Atlantic Way
Take yourself a little further by exploring the Wild Atlantic Way. Imagine driving along the edge or Western Europe with beaches, harbours, stunning views, while you take a break and experiencing the spray of the sea salt and peering over the sheer cliffs that is on offer. This is all part of the Wild Atlantic Way and Galway is the only city along this costal route. It can be driven in whole or in part taking hours or days depending on your route but it has a host of magical gems.
After choosing one of the above there is no doubt, you will be due a rest so why not check out the Spanish arch which is only a few minutes from the hotel with its collection of signature cafes, pubs and restaurants you will be well rewarded. When the sun sets its time to enjoy some vibrant Galway nightlife which offers everything from trad sessions in old world pubs to jazz sessions in modern bars.
Young at Heart Packages
Maldron Hotel Sandy Road Galway is just a 10 minute walk from the city centre. Our young at heart packages offer excellent value for breaks in Galway and offer a range of value and availability both midweek and weekend. All rates include complimentary access to the thermal suite in The Spa, dinner, breakfast and 24 hour access to the gym.