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What’s On in Galway

Whether you live in Galway, or are visiting you will be able to find the best places to eat and drink,  local news and eventsactivities for the whole family, unique places to shop, historic landmarks, city centre entertainment, attractions and more all on our comprehensive website!

Explore our various tabs & drop down menus on our What’s on in Galway website for idea’s on where to go and places to visit in Galway including Restaurants, Shops, Pubs, Sightseeing, Sports, Events, Hotels & other Accommodation. Also check out our online business directory for any other services you may require on your visit including Hairdressers, Car mechanics, Taxis and various other trades people offering their services.

What’s on in Galway

~Things To See and Do, Activities, Where to Eat, Where to Stay in Galway~

Whether you’re looking for things to do in Galway such as events and attractions, or are planning where to stay in Galway, you’ll find everything you need for your Galway holiday on What’s On In Galway.net.

Attractions and Places to Visit in Galway

Attractions and Places to Visit in Galway

Dunguaire Castle is a 16th century tower house sitting on Galway Bay’s rocky shores. It’s open to explore during the day, or you can catch a medieval-themed show there at night. Check out a local church or cathedral like St. Nicholas’s or Galway Cathedral, and explore the city’s history at Galway City Museum

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Places to stay in Galway

Places to Stay in Galway

Galway City is a bustling city with excellent hotels, guest houses, bed & breakfasts, and self-catering. It is steeped in history and heritage, while areas such as Clifden, Connemara and the Aran Islands provide a stunning natural beauty that is unmatched.

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Sports and Activities

Sports and Activities

Sports in Galway are very diverse, with a history ranging from horse racing, Gaelic football and hurling, soccer and rugby. to rowing, motorsport, and greyhound racing. The Galway Races are known worldwide and are the highlight of the Irish horse racing calendar.

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~Food and Drinks~

Make sure to discover Galway’s diverse neighbourhoods, from tranquil suburbs to central areas full of shopping, entertainment and dining options. Galway’s burgeoning eat and drink scene offers a wide choice of options in price, cuisine and atmosphere, with its most exciting offerings balancing a reverence for provenance, with a spirit of experimentation.

Throughout the year there’s a party atmosphere that gives this place a special edge. It’s no wonder people pour into the hopping bars, traditional pubs and fantastic restaurants every weekend.

Food and Drinks in Galway

Food and Drinks

From fine dining and afternoon tea to pop-up markets and humble street food, Galway is packed with options to suit any mood offering any and every cuisine you can think of.

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Bierhaus Galway
Bierhaus Galway

Bierhaus is a friendly craft beer pub serving all sorts of beers and some properly deadly cocktails. Bierhaus boasts one of the best atmospheres of the city.
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Loam Galway
Loam Galway

Owned by Enda McEvoy, former head chef at Aniar, the twice Michelin-starred Loam is imbued with a deep respect for provenance. The majority of vegetables come from one farm.
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~Shopping, Health & Wellbeing in Galway~

Make sure to discover Galway’s diverse neighbourhoods, from tranquil suburbs to central areas full of shopping, entertainment and dining options. 

Shopping & Fashion in Galway

Shopping & Fashion in Galway

Galway has independent shops dotted throughout the city, though there are some streets with more shops than others. There are also a number of specialist shops, including jewellers, art galleries, toy stores, antiques dealers and seaside gift shops, as well as countless boutiques.

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Health and Wellbeing in Galway

Health & Wellbeing in Galway

Unwind in luxurious treatment rooms in a choice of beautiful and professional salons around Galway. Manicures, Pedicures, Facials, Waxing, Consultations, Massages and more are offered in Galway’s best beauty salons.

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~Shop I Eat I Stay I See ~

 

The Galmont Hotel & Spa
The Galmont Hotel & Spa

Established in 2001 in Galway City Centre, The Galmont is one of Ireland’s finest 4 star hotels located along the world famous ‘Wild Atlantic Way’.

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Galway Bird Watching
Galway Bird Watching

Galway Bird Watching in County Galway offers tours which can be for one hour, a half day or full day, with the potential of seeing 40 to 60 species of birds in a full day's tour.

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Spirit One Spa
Spirit One Spa

Spirit One Spa Galway is an urban retreat nestled underground. Allow yourself to be cocooned in our large relaxation area, relinquish yourself to our state of the art thermal facilities and enjoy luxurious treatments.

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What’s on in Galway the versatile website!

We enjoy helping people have a good time in Galway, using our website you can explore the best places to visit, things to do, pubs, hotels, restaurants and much more! We even have an online business directory where you can search for the services of various trades people and many other sectors.

We have people visiting our website from all over Ireland which gives your business much wider reach and high visibility. What better way for you to be seen than on What’s on in Galway.net? Please have a look on our Advertising menu tabs for more information.

~Latest Galway Lifestyle & Culture News~

No change in city traffic levels as restrictions ease

Monday saw a large change in easing of public health restrictions, but if there were more people out and about, it wasn’t reflected in the traffic levels of Galway City. From Monday, a phased return to offices was set to begin, as advice no longer recommended working from home, and allowing organised indoor activities meant […] Galway Daily …


Cheeky bandits return stolen restaurant sign after viral plea

Either a happy ending with honourable thieves, or slickly carried out ransom. However you view it, a city centre restaurant is just happy to have their signs back. Bangin Noodles on Augustine Street in Galway City shared a plea on Monday for the return of their ‘Sendnoodz’ sign out front, which had been stolen by […] Galway Daily …


Forests near Ballinasloe getting upgrades to walking trails

Tourists and local in East Galway will get to better enjoy walking trails in nearby forests, with funding allocated for improvement works. Galway TD Denis Naughten said that €11,000 has been allocated for upgrades works at two Coillte forests near Ballinasloe. €7,000 has been allocated to replace the foot bridge in Aghrane/Ballygar forest, along with […] Galway Daily …


Walk-in vaccination clinics continue in Galway this week

Walk-in vaccination clinics for people to get the COVID-19 vaccine without needing an appointment are continuing in Galway this weekend. There will be further walk-in clinics running at the Ballybrit Racecourse vaccination centre from Friday through to Sunday this week. These clinics are open to anyone aged 12 years or older, to receive either their […] Galway Daily …


Home builders in Ireland get the ‘Wow’ factor using Virtual Reality

Thousands of Irish home builders are using Virtual Reality to improve their house design and save time and money. For many people who are building a new home, two dimensional plans of a building can be difficult to visualise. Visualising the actual space that a room will consist of is extremely important for home builders, […] Galway Daily …


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What’s On In

Right in the middle of the Wild Atlantic Way, Galway has a reputation for artistic creativity and an infectious up-tempo vibe that’s played out in a full calendar of festivals and events. From music and horseracing to literature and oysters – Galway knows how to celebrate..

The flamboyant arts scene attracts visitors from all over the world, with a whirlwind of activity that includes the much-trumpeted Galway International Arts Festival and the indulgent Galway International Oyster and Seafood Festival. Galway has an extensive range of things to do with a selection of places to eat and drinkadventures and activitiesplan your stay and visit to Galway.