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National Park
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Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre encompasses diverse landscapes that include vast grasslands, dense woodlands, high mountain peaks, a
Tours from $42
Castle
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Offering visitors a chance to attend a genuine medieval banquet, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park hosts four-course dinners accompanied by traditi
Tours from $20
Scenic Drive
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Stretching for 2,500 km (1,553 mi), Wild Atlantic Way passes through dozens of towns, attractions, and spots worth including on your itinerar
Tours from $43
Landmark
Quay Street , Galway
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Explore Quay Street, one of the city's most lively and fun areas to see on foot. This street is one of many that stretch south from Eyre Squa
Tours from $18
Geologic Formation
The Burren , County Clare
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Witness the natural wonder of The Burren, an area that is both rocky and fertile. “Burren” comes from an Irish word meaning “a rocky place,”
Tours from $25

Galway

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A major hub for visitors exploring Ireland's western regions, Galway serves as a city of art and culture, renowned for its vibrant lifestyle and numerous festivals. The city's many pubs, a major draw for bohemian crowds from around the world, offer live music and outdoor seats, ideal for observing street performers and ordinary natives going about their business. Deeply respectful of its traditions and rich heritage, Galway is one of the few areas where Irish remains a thriving language in everyday use. Start your urban adventure by exploring the lively areas along the Corrib River, where you can search for handcrafted souvenirs and traditional Aran sweaters. Plan a Ireland trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

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Where to stay in Galway

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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