Galway is the capital of the West of
Ireland. The streets and buildings of this ancient town have
many interesting features, and its position on the edge of the
Gaeltacht (Irish speaking area) makes it the gateway to
magnificent areas such as Connemara, Corrib country, and
the Aran Islands. The city itself is a continuing centre of
growth with Galway University,
Institute of Technology, Theatres, Cathedral, Castle,
Galway Hotels, Docks, Industries as
well as other interesting attractions.
Recently, the city centre of Galway has been closed to traffic
in order to allow for the enjoyment of the city's narrow
shopping streets. Parking in Galway is best done in the
multi-storey car parks which are marked on this map. if you park
on the street you will need parking discs which allow you park
for a certain period of time. This time period is street
specific and is posted at each street junction.
Inis Mór is the biggest of the three islands, covering
approximately sixteen square miles. Situated on the west coast
of Galway, about thirty miles out in the Atlantic Ocean, the
island offers a whole new meaning to the word 'paradise'. Inis
Mór Ferries departs from Ros a Mhíl (Rossaveal), a village 20
miles west of Galway City. The coast road allows for fabulous
views of Co. Clare and the Burren across the bay and approaching
views of the Aran Islands in the distance.
Experience walking in the wonderful Connemara region, stop and
take in the beauty of Ireland's only fjord, Killary Harbour, in
the village of Leenane County Galway.
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Race Week at Ballybrit attracts much attention
each year for the fashion, fun and excitement
that it creates, book your
Galway accommodation in time! Galway Oyster
Festival in September is a great festival.
Galway Sessions explores the cultural links
between Ireland and Scotland. Connemara also had
the International Marathon and the Clifden
Connemara Pony Show and Sales
Galway is know for its many castles and ruins
and there are many to visit, the Kylemore Abbey
is set in the beautiful setting of Connemara's
rugged beauty and close to Ireland's only fjord,
Killary Harbour, Leenane, County Galway.
has always something happening for the tourist
and local alike from Galway Race Week at
Ballybrit, to a night out in Galway at the
theatre, or a traditional music session in one
of the many pubs in Galways Eyre Square. Or for
the more energetic there is walking in the
stunning Connemara mountains.
in the heart of the west of Ireland in County Galway, Connemara
National Park covers some 2,000 hectares of scenic mountains,
expanses of bogs and heaths, and grasslands. Some of the Park's
mountains, namely Benbaun, Bencullagh, Benbrack and Muckanaght,
are part of the famous Twelve Bens range. Glanmore (meaning
large glen) forms the centre of the Park.
HORSE MUSEUM The
museum charts the history of the horse and its use from the
earliest times to the present day. But Dartfield is not just
another boring museum. There are live exhibits to delight
everyone. Some of the world's favourite breeds of horses can be
seen. From some of the biggest horses in the world - to the
CRYSTAL HERITAGE CENTRE Provides
a memorable introduction to the rich heritage of the West of
Ireland. Guided heritage tours, video, showrooms and restaurant.
CLUB The championship links course is of the highest quality and
offers a challenge as good as any golfer is likely to find
anywhere. The greens are amongst the best in the country, due in
no small way to the professionally trained green keepers.
most perfectly located dive centre. Idyllically situated on the
sheltered Killary Fjord (the only Fjord in Ireland or the UK)
which is 10 miles long with high mountains on either side and
40m depth in the middle. Scubadive west is Ireland's all weather
dive centre, with guaranteed diving all year round.