Galway Atlantaquaria, Galway

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Get a closer look at marine life at Galway Atlantaquaria, where interactive exhibits allow visitors to touch the tank's occupants. Walk under the bones of the giant fin whale and visit the strange bottom feeders in their tanks. The viewing window for the ocean tank glows blue and teems with life, and the ray pool allows you to slide your fingers across the creature's slick back. The aquarium is near the beach and makes a nice stopping point on a city tour. Simply purchase your tickets when you arrive. A visit to Galway Atlantaquaria represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Galway road trip planning website to plot your vacation.
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  • Although there are plenty of fish to look at, the aquarium is very, very small. It took us literally 30 minutes to walk around everything including upstairs and read the information provided. With kid...  more »
  • It is a small Aquarium but well worth a visit . Very informative and fun to see the kids feeding the fishes at feeding times .  more »
  • very small is not worth the cost of entry, have few copies and is completed in a few minutes see nothing interesting should be free...
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  • Great place to learn about the flora and fauna of the Atlantic Ocean. You can even pet fish, small shark, and sting rays. Entry fee could be a tad less, unfortunately, as with a couple of kids, it can get quite expensive.

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Stay at the center of Ireland's "Most Irish City," Galway City, by booking a hotel or hostel near Eyre Square, from which all city sights are walkable. If you prefer accommodation with more character, stay at a charming guesthouse or bed and breakfast just outside of the center, or look for lodging in the city's Latin Quarter, a bohemian neighborhood lined with cafes, galleries, and pubs. If you want to explore Galway County, book accommodations in the city, since it's a tourism and transportation hub on the West Coast. If you prefer the quiet countryside, seek out small, family-owned guesthouses on the Aran Islands or a cottage on the Connemara Peninsula.
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