Galway Points of Interest and Places to Visit

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Dunguaire Castle

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 986 Reviews

Sitting on an outcrop jutting into Galway Bay, the 16th-century Dunguaire Castle appears like a fairy-tale vision to drivers traversing the coastal road, ...  Read more

Aran Islands

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 262 Reviews

Set off Ireland’s craggy, wind-battered Atlantic coast on the western edge of Europe, this trio of sparsely populated and starkly beautiful islands is a ...  Read more

The Burren

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 231 Reviews

Covering an area of more than 115 square miles (300 square kilometers), the Burren is a vast, otherworldly expanse of scarred and fissured limestone rock, ...  Read more

Doolin

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 135 Reviews

Located on the wave-beaten western edge of Ireland, this former fisherman’s village is known for its traditional Irish music scene. Every night, patrons ...  Read more

Ross Errilly Friary (Ross Abbey)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 113 Reviews

One of the best-preserved Franciscan friaries in the country, Ross Errilly Friary is a National Monument of Ireland that’s thought to have been founded in the ...  Read more

Salthill

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 21 Reviews

One of Ireland’s premier seaside resorts, on the cusp of Galway Bay, Salthill has been drawing in tourists since the early 20th century and remains a hugely ...  Read more

Cong

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 15 Reviews

Set between the lakes of Lough Corrib and Lough Mask, the idyllic village of Cong is known for its pretty, thatched-roof cottages and its starring role in the ...  Read more

Kylemore Abbey and Gardens

4.5 star rating: Recommended 236 Reviews

Standing along the edge of Kylemore Lake, the neo-Gothic Kylemore Abbey is every inch a storybook castle. Built in 1868, the abbey’s construction employed ...  Read more

Galway Arts Centre

A long-standing cultural institution, the Galway Arts Centre is one of the city’s principal art establishments, dedicated to nurturing and furthering local ...  Read more

Galway Atlantaquaria

Designated as the National Aquarium of Ireland and the largest aquarium in the country, Galway Atlantaquaria is one of western Ireland’s most popular ...  Read more

Galway Bay

Off the west coast of Ireland and beside Galway City, Galway Bay is a beautiful bay that has inspired many Irish legends and songs. You may have heard it ...  Read more

Galway Cathedral

A spectacular feat of Hiberno-Romanesque architecture, Galway Cathedral, or the Cathedral of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven and St. Nicholas, has a regal ...  Read more

Galway City Museum

Overlooking the famous Spanish Arch, the Galway City Museum has been devoted to preserving the history and heritage of Galway since it opened its doors in ...  Read more

Lough Corrib

Covering 69 square miles, Lough Corrib is the biggest lake in Ireland and a famous fishing spot that’s well-known for its wild brown trout and salmon. ...  Read more

Roundstone Harbor

Imagine a village where the town soundtrack is the symphony of creaking dock lines, and every day is sweetly punctuated by the smell of salt on the breeze. A ...  Read more

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