Galway’s excellent location on the western coast of Ireland is one of the main reasons for the city’s popularity with visitors. With easy access to the best beaches and natural landmarks of Ireland, the list of things to do in Galway is neverending.
I’ve managed to narrow it down to 22 of the best attractions in and near the Irish city. From historic landmarks in the heart of town to fantastic natural attractions just outside the city, this list covers everything of interest in Galway.
Whether you’re looking to discover Irish culture and legends or spend your trip exploring Ireland’s prettiest landscapes, Galway delivers. And it doesn’t matter if you’re in town for a couple of days or a couple of weeks because there’s no way you could be bored here!
Best of Galway, Ireland Quick Guide
Must See: Galway Cathedral, Saint Nicholas Collegiate Church, Lough Corrib, Salthill Promenade, Quay Street, Eyre Square Where To Stay: Woodquay Hostel, The Hardiman, Glenlo Abbey Hotel & Estate – where we stayed Fun To Do: Wild Atlantic Way Road Trip, Pub crawl, Galway Races, Connemara National Park Day Trips: Aran Islands, Dog’s Bay, Cliffs of Moher Must-Try Foods: Irish stew, soda bread, seafood, Colcannon, Barmbrack.