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Salthill Promenade, Galway

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Lined by bars, restaurants, and hotels, Salthill Promenade stretches along Galway Bay. The "Prom," as the locals call it, is the longest seaside promenade in the country, attracting both casual strollers and long-distance joggers. You can reach the promenade from any part of the city in about five minutes by simply heading toward the water. As you walk or run along this sign-posted path, remember the local tradition that claims kicking the prom wall unfailingly brings good luck. Time your stroll or jog for late afternoon when the promenade becomes a prime spot for watching the sunset. Work out when and for how long to visit Salthill Promenade and other Galway attractions using our handy Galway vacation generator.
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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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  • The Salthill Promenade (popularly mentioned in the Steve Earle song Galway Girl), offers beautiful views of Galway Bay. I am a fan of the song Galway Girl, and was excited to actually be able to see a...  more »
  • The is a quaint area, but full of great pubs, food, shops. Easy to walk from our B&B, It's beautiful down by the water.  more »
  • Very nice area with great view of the ocean. Nice restaurants and cafes also around the area. Can be very windy due to the sea breeze.  more »