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Dramatic, haunting and utterly wild, Galway – in the West of Ireland – is a unique place. Rugged cliffs and craggy countryside are dotted with bursts of colour. Galway is famed for its beaches and soaring mountains, as well as its creative spirit, raucous nightlife, and tradition-rich Gaeltacht region.
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View traditional Celtic jewellery

Watch the finest craftsmen tinkering wtith rings at the Claddagh Gold shop. Since 1750, this shop has produced the Original Claddagh Ring, which consists of two hands holding a crowned heart. A symbol of love, loyalty and friendship (often used as an engagement ring!), the tradition of this ring originated in the fishing village of Claddagh, a community of Irish-speaking families that still elect their very own "King".
Adresse: 1 Quay Street, Galway
Telefon: +353 91 566 365
Åpningstider: Daily 10am-5pm
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Savour traditional tastes

From award-winning chips at McDonagh’s to fabulous farmhouse Irish cheeses at Sheridans, Galway's culinary scene is diverse and unmissable. Call in to the family-owned Griffin’s Bakery to enjoy unbeatable breads such as traditional brack, rye, soda, multigrain and even Irish whiskey! Gluten-free options also available.
Adresse: Galway
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Experience music at Nicholas’ Collegiate Church

Ireland’s largest medieval parish church, St Nicholas’ Collegiate Church dates from 1320 and is famed for its collection of curiosities. These days, traditional Irish Sessions take place in the Church - the rector can be heard playing the flute on summer nights! This place is loved by many, and Christopher Columbus is even reputed to have prayed here in 1477 before setting off on his voyage of discovery to the New World.
Adresse: 7 Lombard Street, Galway
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Explore with a trip to Mayo

A place of dramatic and rugged beauty, County Mayo (north of Galway) is a wild place with majestic mountains and blissful bays. Mayo's main tourist centre is Achill at the northwest corner of Clew bay, with other attractions including Céide Fields, Croagh Patrick, and coastal walks.
Adresse: Mayo
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Discover Roscommon

County Roscommon (northeast of Galway) is often lauded as ‘the Heart of Undiscovered Ireland’. Its wild and unspoilt landscapes are conducive to adventure and exploration.
Adresse: Roscommon
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Aughnanure Castle

Built by the O'Flaherty family in the 16th century, Aughnanure Castle crowns the picturesque scenery of Oughterard. One of over 200 tower houses in County Galway. visitors will explore the remains of a banqueting hall, a watch tower, an unusual double bawn, bastions and a dry harbour.
Adresse: Aughnanure, Galway
Telefon: (+353) 91 552 214
Åpningstider: 1st Mar-24th Oct: daily 9:30am-6pm. 25th Oct-31st Oct: daily 9:30am-5pm
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Brigit’s Garden

Magic lingers in this beautiful Celtic-themed garden. The nature trail, stone chamber, and nature discovery trail will spirit visitors of all ages to a world of imagination.
Adresse: Pollagh, Roscahill
Telefon: +353 91 550 905
Åpningstider: Mar-Oct: daily 10am-5:30pm. Nov-Feb daily 10am-5pm
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Cnoc Suain Conamara

Cnoc Suain is an open air museum which preserves traditional Irish culture. A restored 17th century hill-village is an international award-winner only 25 minutes away from Galway city itself. Wander through restored thatched stone cottages, a megalithic standing stone and two hundred acres of ancient blanket bogland, while taking in views of rolling hills, rivers, lakes, and the sea.
Adresse: L1320 Spiddal, Moycullen
Telefon: +353 91 555 703
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Connemara National Park

Connemara’s rich landscape has long been a place of discovery and exploration. Explore the Diamond Hill Trails to fully immerse yourself in this unique environment. The park also features audio visual, a playground, an indoor and outdoor picnic areas. Meet Connemara ponies before settling in to enjoy some wholesome home baking at the park's café.
Adresse: Letterfrack, Galway
Telefon: +353 95 410 54
Åpningstider: Daily 9am-5:30pm
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Connemara Smokehouse

Connemara Smokehouse is steeped in tradition. A proud producer of traditional Irish smoked and marinated seafood, this venue is one of Rick Stein's Super Food Heroes. Sustainability is a growing area of interest, with Wild & Organic Salmon, and the line caught Smoked Tuna growing in popularity.
Adresse: The Pier, Ballyconneely
Telefon: +353 95 237 39
Åpningstider: Mon-Fri 9am-1pm and 2pm-5pm
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Dun Aonghasa

Perched on a cliff overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, Dun Aonghasa is the most monumentous of the prehistoric stone forts on the Aran Islands. A semi-circular building enclosed by three massive stone walls, excavations revealed significant evidence of prehistoric metalworking, as well as several settlements and ancient sites of burial.
Adresse: Kilmurvey, Aran Islands
Telefon: +353 99 610 08
Åpningstider: Apr-Oct: daily 9:30am-6pm. Nov-Mar: daily 9:30-4pm
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Kylemore Abbey and Victorian Walled Garden

Home of the Benedictine nuns, the 1000-acre-wide Kylemore estate is a perfect day trip destination. Take a guided tour and discover an award-winning Victorian Walled Garden - which often hosts musical performances.
Adresse: Kylemore Abbey, Connemara
Telefon: +353 95 520 01
Åpningstider: Nov-Mar: daily 10am-4:30pm. Apr-Jul: daily 9am-6pm. Jul-Aug: daily 9am-7pm. Sep-Oct: daily 9:30am-5:30pm
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Druid Lane Theatre

The award-winning Druid Theatre is one of Ireland’s premiere theatre companies, featuring both classic and contemporary performances. Check out their programme for a taste of local culture.
Adresse: Druid Lane, Galway
Telefon: +353 91 568 660
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Galway Atlantaquaria

The National Aquarium of Ireland is home to the country’s largest collection of aquatic life - with over 150 species of fish and invertebrates. The exhibits provide a unique insight into native marine and freshwater habitats, a perfect opportunity to learn more about the sea which characterises Galway.
Adresse: Seapoint Promenade, Salthill
Telefon: +353 91 585 100
Åpningstider: Daily 10am-6pm
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Galway City Karting

Galway City Karting is Galway’s only indoor karting venue. A fun and safe environment to chase high speeds, the venue is family-friendly with karting options for children.
Adresse: Liosban Industrial Estate, Tuam Road
Telefon: +353 91 440 136
Åpningstider: Sun-Fri 12pm-10pm. Sun 10am-10pm
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Galway City Museum

Galway City Museum is a spacious and modern building on the banks of the River Corrib. Visit to learn all about the city's unqiue character, with displays on archaeology, local history, art and craft.
Adresse: Spanish Parade, Galway
Telefon: +353 91 532 460
Åpningstider: Tue-Sat 10am-5pm. Sun 12pm-5pm
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Athenry Heritage Centre

Enjoy an immersive Medieval Experience in the Athenry Heritage Centre. Get into character by borrowing a medieval costume, and try your hand at Archery. The museum is fun for all ages and offers interactive exhibits as well as guided tours.
Adresse: The Square, Athenry
Telefon: +353 91 844 661
Åpningstider: Sat-Thu 10:30am-5pm. Fri 10:30am-2pm
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Irish Workhouse Centre

This humbling museum offers insight in to an often overlooked instituion in Irish history - the Workhouse. From the 1840s until Independence (1920s), Workhouses were the last resort for the destitute poor. Offering minimal living conditions in exchange for gruelling work, these institutions characterise the hardship of life in the era. The centre is composed of 7 workhouses and takes visitors on an interactive journey through this harrowing chapter of history.
Adresse: St. Brigid’s Road, Portumna
Telefon: +353 90 975 9200
Åpningstider: Daily 9:30am-5pm
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The Latin Quarter

Galway's Latin Quarter sprawls winding medieval streets and incorporates some of the city's most historic landmarks. High spirits abound in the Tribes Alive Theatrical Walking Tour which explores the area's colourful, artistic reputation.
Adresse: The Latin Quarter, Galway
Telefon: +353 86 302 5529
Åpningstider: Mon-Fri 2:30pm-3:30pm and 5:30pm-6:30pm
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Menlo Castle

Menlo Castle is a secluded castle reclaimed by nature - it may be a challenge to spot behind the green blanket of vegetation covering it! Partially destroyed by a fire in 1910, the ruin is a beautiful place on the banks of the Corrib River, and a point of interest to include on a long stroll through nature.
Adresse: The Orchard, Galway
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Céide Fields

An ancient site, the Céide fields are the remnants of the oldest known field system in the world. The visitor centre offers a rare opportunity to learn about the spiritual beliefs and culture of the neolithic society which created this landscape. The fields are also worth visting for their wild ecology - blanket bog, dramatic cliffs and coastline are accompanied by rare mosses, sedges, lichens, and flora.
Adresse: Glenurla, Ballycastle, Co. Mayo, F26 PF66
Telefon: (+353) 096-43325
Åpningstider: Vary by season
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Croagh Patrick

An ancient place, Croagh Patrick has long been a place of pilgrimage and discovery - no wonder it has inspired so many myths and legends! Archaeological evidence suggests settlement on this cone-shaped mountain as far back as 3000BC. It is said in the 6th century St. Patrick (Ireland's patron saint) undertook a 40 day Lenten pilgrimage of penance here. (It is also the mountain from which he allegedly chased the snakes out of Ireland!) For this reason the mountain is the site of many pilgrimages, as well as "Reek Day", a ceremonial day in July. Ideal for hiking, one can enjoy stunning views of Clew Bay, and borrow climbing sticks from the Visitor Centre if needed. The mountain is 5 minutes from the town of Westport and also a day-trip possibility for those based in Galway.
Adresse: Teevenacroaghy, Co. Mayo
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James Mitchell Geology Museum

Often called "Galway's hidden museum", this unique centre is located in the south-east wing of the "Quadrangle" - the iconic central feature of NUI Galway's Hogwarts-esque campus. The museum houses over 1725 mineral and 1587 rock specimens. Palaeontology enthusiasts will admire the collection of invertebrate fossils, as well as dinosaur bones. Rare exhibits vary, with some focusing on the West of Ireland's unique geology, and others from Asia, Africa and America.
Adresse: National University of Ireland Galway, University Road, Galway, Ireland H91 TK33
Telefon: (+353) 91 524411
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Galway International Oyster & Seafood Festival

Lovers of seafood won't want to miss this festival. The 'World Oyster Opening Championship', attracts countless visitors, and where there are people, there is always live music. Events include oyster hot spots, seafood trails, hot oyster cooking challenges, and cultural events. Learn about the history and cultural significance of the maritime industry in Ireland.
Adresse: Galway
Telefon: +353 91 394 637
Åpningstider: End of September
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Galway Arts Festival

One of Ireland's leading arts festivals, expect theatre, spectacle, street art, music, comedy, and music throughout this eventful fortnight in one of the country's creative and cultural hotspots.
Adresse: Galway
Telefon: +353 91 509 700
Åpningstider: End of July
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Galway Racing Festival

The Galway Racing Festival is one of Ireland's greatest sporting festivals. While horse racing fascinates locals and tourists alike, the organised events and spirit of celebration surrounding the festival make for eventful days (and nights) on the town.
Adresse: Ballybrit Racecourse, Galway
Telefon: +353 91 700 100
Åpningstider: End of October
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Gaelforce West

This ultimate Irish adventure race is a 67km course begins with trail and mountain running (or walking), before leading on to cycling and kayaking through Connemara, Killary Fjord and Croagh Patrick. A one-of-a-kind test of endurance.
Adresse: Galway
Telefon: +353 95 420 06
Åpningstider: Mid June
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Donnelly's of Barna Bar & Seafood Restaurant

One of Ireland’s most renowned seafood restaurants, Donnelly's also caters to carnivores with its game and meat dishes. Wash it all down with a few drinks at the on-site bar.
Adresse: Barna, Galway
Telefon: +353 91 592 487
Åpningstider: Sun–Thu 12:30–8:30pm, Fri–Sat 12:30–9:30pm
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The only Michelin Star restaurant in the whole West of ireland, Aniar is based in Galway’s West End. Committed to honouring the local and the wild in contemporary Irish cuisine, this is an ideal place to experience food traditions in an award-winning setting.
Adresse: 53 Lower Dominick Street, Galway
Telefon: +353 91 535 947
Åpningstider: Tue-Thu 6pm-9:30pm. Fri-Sat 5:30pm-9:30pm
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Ard Bia at Nimmos

Ard Bia at Nimmos is a charming restaurant with a fusion of multicultural dishes, from Ireland, New Zealand and the Middle East. Also a cafe and wine bar, one can enjoy breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner all under one roof.
Adresse: Spanish Arch, The Long Walk, Galway
Telefon: +353 91 561 114
Åpningstider: Daily 10am–3pm, 6–9pm
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This four-generation family restaurant serves quality seafood ranging from Clarenbridge Oyster to salmon and crabs. Grab a classic fish and chips to taste the local flavour of this seaside town.
Adresse: 22 Quay Street, Galway
Telefon: +353 91 565 001
Åpningstider: Mon-Sat 12pm-11pm. Sun 2pm-10pm
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The Forge & Venue

This eatery lies in beautiful Moycullen, the gateway to Connemara. As you might expect, the venue prides itself on traditional Irish dishes made with locally-produced ingredients, in a relaxed and open atmosphere.
Adresse: Ballycuirke West, Moycullen
Telefon: +353 91 868 944
Åpningstider: Mon-Sat 10:30am-11:30pm. Sun 12:30pm-5pm
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White Gables Restaurant

Experience old world charm in this 1920s stone cottage. Renowned for its fine seafood, with lobster, crabs and oysters fresh from the sea, this sophisticated yet cosy atmosphere will warm your heart as well as please your tastebuds.
Adresse: Ballycuirke West, Moycullen
Telefon: +353 91 555 744
Åpningstider: Wed-Sat 7pm-closing. Sun 12:30pm-3pm and 7pm-closing
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Tulsi is one of Galway's foremost Indian restaurants. Lamb, beef, poultry and seafood dishes insure there is something fro all tastes in this authentic Indian eatery.
Adresse: 3 Buttermilk Walk, Galway
Telefon: +353 91 564 831
Åpningstider: Mon-Sat 5pm-11pm. Sun 1pm-10pm
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The Seafood Bar at Kirwan's

In the heart of medieval Galway, The Seafood Bar at Kirwan's specialises in seafood as well as the essential companion red or white wine.
Adresse: Kirwan's Lane, Galway
Telefon: +353 91 568 266
Åpningstider: Mon–Sat 12:30–2:30pm, 6–10pm, Sun 6–10pm
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Fat Freddy's

This family-favourite in the heart of Galway City offers a range of Italian and Mexican food such as including pizza, pasta, enchiladas and burritos. Prices won't hurt your pocket, but there is no compromise on quality - Fat Freddy's uses the freshest ingredients and is well-decorated in a vintage, urban style.
Adresse: 15 Quay Street, Galway
Telefon: +353 91 567 279
Åpningstider: Mon-Thu 5pm-10pm. Fri-Sat 12pm-10:30pm. Sun 12pm-10pm
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Cooke's Restaurant & Wine Bar

A classic venue located in one of Galway City's oldest districts, Cooke's Restaurant boasts excellent modern cuisine as well as a selection of fine wines. A perfect place to enjoy a night out with quality drinks, tasty food, and great people.
Adresse: 28 Abbeygate Street Upper, Galway
Telefon: +353 91 568 203
Åpningstider: Mon–Sat 12pm–4pm, 5–10pm, Sun 12–10pm
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Martine's Restaurant and Winebar

Martine's is an award-winning family-run restaurant and wine bar located in the heart of Galway City. Savour both lunch and dinner in this snug bistro, or venture out to the outdoor terrace.
Adresse: 21 Quay Street, Galway
Telefon: +353 91 565 662
Åpningstider: Daily 12:30–3pm, 5–10:30pm
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Brasserie On The Corner

This venue specialises in steak and seafood dishes, with an emphasis on locally sourced produce.
Adresse: 25 Eglinton Street, Galway
Telefon: +353 91 530 333
Åpningstider: Daily 11am-10pm
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Corrib House Tea Rooms

This beautifully restored Georgian Townhouse overlooks Galway’s famous Salmon Weir. Two spacious tearooms offer a scrumptious selection of delicious cakes and treats, freshly baked in house each morning. This beautiful place is an oasis of calm in a lively and bustling town centre.
Adresse: 3 Waterside, Woodquay
Telefon: +353 91 446 753
Åpningstider: Mon-Sat 9:30am-5pm. Sun 10:30am-3:30pm
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PoppySeed Cafe

PoppySeed Cafe is committed to serving "healthy and real" good. Drop in at any time of day to enjoy all day specials, as well as breakfast, lunch, and delectable homemade pastries.
Adresse: 8 Castle Court, Caslte Road, Oranmore
Telefon: +353 91 795 191
Åpningstider: Mon–Fri 8:30am–4pm, Sat 9am–4pm
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Food 4 Thought

Food 4 Thought is a family-run cafe, only a stone's throw away from Lynch's Castle in city centre. Relax here after a day's sightseeing.
Adresse: 4 Abbeygate Street Lower, Galway
Telefon: +353 91 565 854
Åpningstider: Mon-Fri 7:30am-5:30pm. Sat 8am-6pm. Sun 12:30pm-4:30pm
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High Cafe

Right in the heart of the Latin Quarter, High Café serves savoury dishes as well as sweet treats.
Adresse: 2 High Street, Galway
Telefon: +353 91 532 648
Åpningstider: Daily 11am-11pm
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The Kitchen

The Kitchen Cafe and Restaurant is a funky place serving some of Galway's most exciting food, both sweet and savoury. Located in the Galway City Museum, enjoy views of the historic Spanish Arch while you savour delectable cakes and great dishes.
Adresse: Spanish Parade, Galway
Telefon: +353 91 534 883
Åpningstider: Mon-Fri 10am-5pm. Sat 9am-5:30pm. Sun 10:30am-5pm
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Butlers Chocolate Café

Butlers is an iconic Irish brand, loved both at home and abroad. Their divine selection of chocolates and hot beverages offer some well-needed indulgence after a day's exploring.
Adresse: 40 William Street, Galway
Telefon: +353 91 569 901
Åpningstider: Mon-Wed 8am-6:30pm. Thu-Fri 8am-7:30pm. Sat 8:30am-7pm. 11am-6:30pm
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Upstairs at McCambridge's

Upstairs at McCambridge's serves artisan food and wines in a classy and polished city centre location.
Adresse: 38-39 Shop Street, Galway
Telefon: +353 91 562 259
Åpningstider: Mon-Wed 8:30am-5:30pm. Thu-Sat 8:30am-7pm. Sun 10:30am-4:30pm
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The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden is Galway’s worst kept secret! One of the city's most popular meeting places, its shop, bar and cafe are well worth a visit.
Adresse: 4 William Street West, Galway
Telefon: +353 85 758 3927
Åpningstider: Mon 11am-8pm. Tue-Sat 11am-11pm. Sun 1pm-9pm
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The King's Head Bar

The Kings Head Bar is a typical Irish pub - great food, great music, and great atmosphere. The historic buildings often hosts music events and is the preferred venue for watching sports.
Adresse: 15 High Street, Galway
Telefon: +353 91 567 866
Åpningstider: Mon–Wed 10:30am–11:30pm, Thu 10:30am–12am, Fri–Sat 10:30am–2am, Sun 11:30am–11pm
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Trappers Inn

The Trappers Inn is a traditional, family-run bar and restaurant, passionate about serving the freshest seasonal and locally-sourced food.
Adresse: Tuam Road, Castlegar
Telefon: +353 91 751 228
Åpningstider: Mon–Thu 8am–11:30pm, Fri–Sat 8am–12:30am, Sun 9am–11pm
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Taaffe's Bar

Renowned for its traditional Irish music sessions (both day and night), this bar teems with "craic".
Adresse: 19 Shop Street, Galway
Telefon: +353 91 564 066
Åpningstider: Mon-Thu 10:30am-11:30pm- Fri-Sat 10:30am-12:30am. Sun 12:30pm-11pm
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Busker Brownes

In the heart of Galway ’s vibrant Latin Quarter, Busker Brownes has long been a meeting place for the Tribes of Galway. Regulars enjoy the delicious food and rousing atmosphere.
Adresse: 5 Cross Street Upper, Galway
Telefon: +353 91 563 377
Åpningstider: Mon–Sat 10am–2am, Sun 12pm–2am
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Murty Rabbitt's

Just off Eyre Square, Murty Rabbits' serves a huge variety of dishes and drinks. Ranked among the favourites of visitors and locals alike, this bar is the place to be on game days.
Adresse: 23 Forster Street, Galway
Telefon: +353 91 566 490
Åpningstider: Mon-Thu 11am-11:30pm. Fri-Sat 11am-12:30am. Sun 12pm-11pm
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The Cellar

This stunning two-storey venue transforms from a busy restaurant by day to a buzzing late bar by night. High quality food and drinks combined with excellent service make for a must-visit in Galway city centre.
Adresse: 12 Eglinton Street, Galway
Telefon: +353 91 563 966
Åpningstider: Mon-Thu 10am-11:30pm. Fri-Sat 10am-12:30am. Sun 11am-11:30pm
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The Quay's Bar

For nearly 400 years, The Quays Bar has pleased Galwegians and visitors alike with its delicious menu, lively atmosphere, and diverse choice of live music.
Adresse: Quay's Street, Galway
Telefon: +353 91 568 347
Åpningstider: Daily 12pm-8:30pm
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The Huntsman Inn

The Huntsman Inn is one of Galway’s most impressive bars, maintaining a personal touch. Popular with college students, the inn is lively and draws a big crowd on both week nights and weekends.
Adresse: 164 College Road, Galway
Telefon: +353 91 562 849
Åpningstider: Daily 8am–12am
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Massimo is a spacious pub featuring a diverse selection of events. Consult their programme to make sure you don't miss out on some of the city's best live music and DJs.
Adresse: 10 William Street West, Galway
Telefon: +353 91 582 239
Åpningstider: Mon-Wed 4pm-11:30pm- Thu 4pm-2am. Fri-Sat 12pm-2am. Sun 12pm-1am
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Galway Arms Inn

The Galway Arms Inn is one of Galway's most recognisable buildings and stands proudly at the entrance to Galway City West. Known for their selection of beer, The Grill offers some well-needed soakage in the form of hot food.
Adresse: 65 Dominick St Lower, Galway
Telefon: +353 91 564 555
Åpningstider: Sun–Thu 10:30am–11:30pm, Fri–Sat 10:30am–12:30am
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The Dáil Bar

In the heart of Galway’s Latin Quarter, The Dáil Bar is a firm favourite of foddies, and those who love award-winning cocktails. For a lively night out, come here to enjoy live music five nights a week and top DJs on the weekend.
Adresse: 42-44 Middle Street, Galway
Telefon: +353 91 563 777
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The Front Door Pub

The Front Door is a large yet intimate historic pub nestled in Galway's Latin Quarter. Tastefully decorated with dark wood, textured walls and stunning stained glass, the vibe is comfortable yet creative.
Adresse: 8 Cross Street Upper, Galway
Telefon: +353 91 563 757
Åpningstider: Mon, Fri–Sat 11am–2am, Tue–Thu 10:30am–2am, Sun 12pm–2am
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Tigh Chóilí

Tigh Chóilí is famous for its traditional Irish music sessions. Mingle with locals and experience the old world charm in this iconic pub.
Adresse: Mainguard St, Galway
Telefon: +353 91 561 294
Åpningstider: Mon–Thu 10:30am–11:30pm, Fri–Sat 10:30am–12:30am, Sun 12:30–11pm
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Monroe’s Tavern

Tuesday night is traditional set-dancing night at Monroe’s Tavern, a whitewashed pub in Galway’s West End. Don't be shy and dance along to traditional tunes such as the Siege of Ennis or the Walls of Limerick.
Adresse: 14 Dominick Street Upper, Galway
Telefon: +353 91 583 397
Åpningstider: Mon-Thu 10am-11:30pm. Fri-Sat 10am-2:30am. Sun 12pm-11:30pm
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Eyre Square Centre

Over 70 shops, both Irish retailers and well-known international brands, is Galway's best-known shopping centre.
Adresse: Eyre Square, Galway
Telefon: +353 91 568 302
Åpningstider: Mon-Wed, Sat 8:30am-7pm. Thu-Fri 8:30am-9pm. Sun 10:15am-7pm
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This building's impressive appearance has made it an iconic landmark in Galway city centre. Inside, find a treasure trove of antique and modern jewels unique to this special place.
Adresse: 7 Quay Lane, Galway
Telefon: +353 91 564 388
Åpningstider: Tue-Sat 10am-5:30pm
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Brown Thomas

Thomas Brown is one of Ireland's leading department stores, and its huge variety of stock– clothing for men, women and children, as well as decor, accessories and beauty products – should not be missed.
Adresse: 18-21 Eglington Buildings, Galway
Telefon: +353 91 565 254
Åpningstider: Mon, Wed, Sat 9:30am-7pm. Tue 10am-7pm. Thu-Fri 9:30am-9pm. Sun 11am-6pm
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Galway Market

This centuries-old bustling street market along Church Lane is overshadowed by St Nicholas' Church. Its hundreds of stalls monger fresh produce and locally produced crafts of all kinds. The area is popular with local artists and has a creative, energetic vibe.
Adresse: Church Lane, Galway
Åpningstider: Sa 8am-6pm. Sun 12am-6pm
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Charlie Byrne's

Right in the heart of Galway, the flagship shop of Charlie Byrne's stocks over 100,00 new, bargain and secondhand books of all genres. A lively cultural outpost, Byrne's frequently hosts literary-themed events such as book launches, author signings, readings, and a weekly Saturday-morning storytime.
Adresse: Middle Street, Galway
Telefon: +353 91 561 766
Åpningstider: Sat-Wed 9am-6pm. Fri-Sat 9am-8pm
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The iconic Aran sweater is a must-have souvenir from any trip to Ireland. A huge selection of handmade traditional Irish clothing and crafts, O'Maille offers a wide variety of designs and styles to cater to all ages and tastes.
Adresse: 16 High Street, Galway
Telefon: +353 91 562 696
Åpningstider: Mon-Sat 10am-6pm. Sun 12pm-6pm
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Galway Airport

Galway Airport is just 3.5 miles away from central Galway, and taxis are the only way to get to the city, for approximately 15 Euro in charge. As this airport is currently closed, and only open for Galway Flying Club, the city served by the nearest airports: Dublin Airport Dublin, Ireland [email protected] Ireland West International Airport at Knock County Mayo, Ireland [email protected] Shannon International Airport County Clare, ireland [email protected] The most straightforward and cost effective means of travel from one of these airports to Galway is by bus (, while renting a car is also a good options – most car rental companies have a venue at Dublin Airport. Taxis are serving as well.
Adresse: Tuam Road, Glenrevagh
Telefon: +353 90 963 1836
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Passport / Visa

Citizens of the European Union, the European Economic Area and Switzerland can enter Ireland without a visa, while holders of a Residence Card of a family member of a Union citizen, or of a red United Nations laissez-passer also enjoy a visa exemption. Other citizens best check whether they need a visa, and what prerequisites and fees may apply:
Adresse: 80 Street Stephen’s Green, Dublin
Telefon: + 353 14 780 822
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Best Time to Visit

Galway can be visited nearly all year long. Influenced by the Gulf Stream, Ireland has a mild summer with temperatures generally ranging from 14 to 16 degrees Celsius (60-70 Fahrenheit), while the winter brings 4 to 7 degree Celsius (30-40 degrees Fahrenheit), and can get quite cold. While the city gets lively especially during the warmer months, with many events and people sitting outside in restaurants and cafes, the winter can also be cosy when it comes to meeting people at a bar, or going shopping.
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Public transport

Public transport in Galway is happening via rail and bus service, and schedules as well as tickets and prices can be checked on the internet. Bus: Railway:
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Taxis and Hackney Cabs are available all over Galway, and the costs are normally measured by distance – while taxis can be hailed down in the street, Hackney Cabs must be booked from offices. If you have to be somewhere at a particular time, it is wise to book in advance as both taxi services as well as offices can be quite busy. Galway Taxi is a quite known company but there are many more to find: City Taxis Galway 11A Eyre Street, Galway +353 91 525 252 Local Taxis Steamship House, Galway +353 91 500 600
Adresse: 4 Tuam Road, Galway
Telefon: +353 91 561 111
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Pharmacies can be found across Galway city and Galway county, and they are usually marked by a brand logo. University Late Night Pharmacy, in the heart of Galway, is open every day, as well as most other shops, and also quite long on Saturdays and Sundays – most of them are within shopping centres. Walsh's Pharmacy Corrib Shopping Centre, Eyre Street, Galway +353 91 561 605 Opening hours: Mon-Wed, Sat 9am-6pm. Thu-Fri 9am-8pm. Sun 11am-6pm McSharry's Pharmacy Terryland Dunnes Stores Shopping Centre, Ballinfoyle +353 91 561 423 Opening hours: Mon-Tue, Sat 9am-6pm. Wed-Fri 9am-9m. Sun 11am-6pm
Adresse: Newcastle Road, Galway
Åpningstider: Mon-Fri 9am-9pm.Sat 9:30am-6pm. Sun 12pm-6pm
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Offices of Ireland’s national postal service are usually open Mon-Fri 9am-5.30 pm, and Sat 9am-1pm. Offices in bigger cities in Galway County, such as the Galway Post Office in Galway city itself, may have extended Saturday opening hours while other ones can set up individual operating hours as well. Post Galway Mails Centre City North Business Park, Tuam Road, Galway +353 1850 575 859 Opening hours: Mon-Fri 8am-7pm Oranmore Post Office Millplot, Galway County +353 91 794 101 Mon-Fri 9am-5:30pm. Sat 9am-1pm
Adresse: 3 Eglington Street, Galway
Telefon: +353 91 534 727
Åpningstider: Mon-Sat 9am-5:30pm
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If you intend to rent a car, make sure to familiarise with the Irish road rules. As a start: Ireland has a left-hand traffic, and speed limits are determined to 120km/h on motorways, 100 km/h on national roads, 80 km/h on regional and local roads, and 50 km/h in a built-up area. Make sure to check out all the other rules as well.
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Health and Medical Treatment

EU Citizens are entitled to free hospital treatment in a public ward, and they should obtain a European Health Insurance Card (which replaced the old E111 form) prior to departure. For Visitors from non-EU countries, private medical insurance is strongly advised.
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Country code: +353 Area code: 91
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