Top things to do in Galway
A new video has been launched by Tourism Ireland to highlight the wonderful festivals and attractions that Galway has to offer.
Titled “Top Things to do in Galway”, the 60 second video gives potential visitors a taste of the city’s fascinating history and amazing attractions to encourage people from everywhere to go and visit Galway.
Galway is Ireland’s second biggest county and has so much to offer. It consists of lofty mountains, The Wild Atlantic Way coastline, and the beautiful Connemara region – home to Ireland’s largest Irish-speaking community.
Here are a few of the top things you can experience while visiting County Galway…
The Aran Islands are located just off Galway Bay. Each of the three islands, Inis Mór, Inis Meáin and Inis Oírr have their own distinct atmosphere and character.
Salthill Beach is made up of several small beaches separated by rocky or grassy outcrops. Some of the beaches are sandy and some are made up of pebbles. Salthill beach is located on the edge of Galway city, on the coast road to Connemara.
Connemara National Park
The Connemara National Park is situated in North West Connemara and covers some 2,957 hectares of scenic mountains, expanses of bogs, heaths, grasslands and woodlands. There are scenic walking routes suitable for all levels. There are walkways, nature trails and wooden boardwalks over the bog.
Kylemore Abbey, built in 1867 is one of the top tourist attractions in the West of Ireland. It is open to visitors all year round. You can visit the Abbey, the Gothic Church, the Victorian Walled Gardens, the Craft Shop and Pottery studio, as well as guided Lake and Woodland walks.
Galway City Museum
Galway City Museum lies in the heart of the city. Here visitors can learn about the extensive history of the city, stretching back to its foundation in Norman times. The exhibitions represent Galway’s rich archaeology, heritage and history. Some of the collections consist of religious items, medieval artefacts, maritime collection, Claddagh collection and many more.
Dunguaire Castle is located at the shores of Galway Bay near Kinvara in County Galway. The castle comprises of a 75 foot tower and defensive wall against a stunning backdrop making this castle the most photographed castle in Ireland.
CLICK HERE to watch Tourism Ireland’s new video on the beautiful County Galway…