Galway County

One-Day Adventure in Galway City: Start your day with a stroll through the cobbled streets of Galway City, taking in the vibrant atmosphere and visiting the Galway City Museum to learn about the local history. Enjoy lunch at one of the city’s many eateries, featuring fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Spend the afternoon exploring the shops and galleries, or take a leisurely walk along the Salthill Promenade for stunning views of Galway Bay. End your day with a visit to a traditional pub for live music and a taste of Galway’s nightlife.

Two-Day Trip to Connemara: Day one begins with a journey to Connemara National Park, where you can spend the morning hiking and enjoying panoramic views. After lunch in nearby Letterfrack, visit Kylemore Abbey to explore its history and gardens. On day two, drive through the heart of Connemara, stopping at the picturesque village of Clifden and the Sky Road for breathtaking coastal scenery. Finish your trip with a visit to the Marconi Station site and the Alcock & Brown landing site near Clifden for a dose of history.

Three-Day Cultural Exploration: Dedicate your first day to the Aran Islands, catching a ferry from Rossaveal or Doolin. Explore ancient forts and enjoy the unique landscape and culture of Inis Mór. Spend your second day in Galway City, delving deeper into its arts and cultural scene, with a night at the Druid Theatre or a live music session. On your third day, head to the eastern part of the county to explore the monastic ruins at Clonmacnoise, near the Galway-Offaly border, before returning to Galway City.

A Week-long Immersion: With more time, immerse yourself fully in what Galway has to offer. Include the aforementioned itineraries and add a day trip to the Burren to explore its unique flora, ancient megaliths, and geological features. Spend a day in the spa town of Lisdoonvarna, just south of Galway in County Clare, or take a surfing lesson in Lahinch. Reserve a day for leisurely exploring Galway’s smaller towns and villages, such as Kinvara, for its Dunguaire Castle, and Oughterard, the gateway to Connemara. Throughout your stay, enjoy the county’s culinary offerings, from seafood in coastal towns to farm-to-table cuisine in the countryside.