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Things to do in Galway City and County.

Things to do west of IrelandThe rugged scenery, clear waters, expansive mountain ranges and winds sweeping in off the Atlantic make the West of Ireland perfect for lovers of the outdoors and adventure of all kinds and a touch of adrenaline is the perfect accompaniment to the breathtaking views. One of the best ways to appreciate the incredible scenery is to get out there and be a part of it. Whether you are a fair weather adventurer just hoping for a little fresh air, or a dedicated adrenaline junkie in search of your next thrill, you’ll have a choice of outdoor activities on your doorstep. There's also lots of activities for kids too. See our top 5 attractions for kids in Galway here. Below is a list of the most popular activity options for you when visiting Galway and it's neighbouring counties.

http://www.achilloutdoor.com/
Achill Outdoor Education Centre offers adventure holidays for adults and young people from 7 years of age upwards. The centre provides Adventure Sports Courses, environmental programmes, experiential team building, cultural language courses and outdoor education to schools, colleges, youth services, clubs, adults and visitors from home and abroad. Programmes incorporate Canoeing, Kayaking, Sailing, Windsurfing, Surfing, Hillwalking, Rockclimbing, Orienteering, Archery and Team Building. Founded in 1972, it is Ireland's premier provider of adventure sports. Qualified experienced instruction available in small groups - providing a safe experience in the outdoors.
http://www.achilloutdoor.com/
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http://www.surfschool.tv/
Aloha Surf School runs surfing lessons in the heart of the Burren at Fanore Beach, Co. Clare, Ireland. Because of it's relative remoteness from heavily populated centres, it does not enjoy the fame attached to less attractive but better known surf destinations in Ireland such as Lahinch. All the better for those who go there! The beautiful Fanore Beach with all it's space, solitude and uncrowded surf provides the ideal location for those wanting to learn to surf. Surfing with Aloha Surf School in Fanore allows surfers to escape the masses and really enjoy the surfing experience. At our surf school, we offer professional surfing instruction for people of all ages and abilities. No experience necessary and all equipment is provided. Aloha Surf School is an Irish Surfing Association Level 2 Approved Surf School.
http://www.surfschool.tv/
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http://www.seaweed-spa.com/
The Annaghdown Seaweed Spa in Corrandulla, Co. Galway, Ireland promises to be nothing short of a fantastic, relaxing and rejuvenating experience. We offer a wide range of treatments including baths, body wraps, massages and facials. We also offer pamper packages and gift vouchers, ideal for the person who has everything. Sit back and relax; you are in safe hands.
http://www.seaweed-spa.com/
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http://www.aranislandsbikehire.com
Aran Bike Hire is located on Inis mor Island and provides premium bike hire for visitors to Inis Mor Island. There is a wide range bikes available for hire for either for the day or for a holiday. Aran Bike Hire is conveniently located at the beginning of the pier on Inis Mor Island when you get off the boat so you don''t need to walk for ages to find a bike. You will also get with a free map of Inis Mor which details the Islands hidden treasures as well as the more famous ones. As the island is small the best way to explore Inis Mor island is by bike!
http://www.aranislandsbikehire.com
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http://www.rideatashford.com/
At Ashford Equestrian Centre ride Irish horses on your holiday and get to places seldom seen. With Tom Clesham you can set forth each day and explore the mountains, valleys and forests of this romantic area, featured in "The Quiet Man" film. We specialise in groups of four to six with four hours of riding each day.
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http://www.ballinasloegolfclub.ie/
Ballinasloe is one of Connaught's oldest and most treasured golf clubs. A mature and testing parkland course playable all year round, Ballinasloe offers a challenging variety of superb golf. It is noted for some beautifully designed dogleg holes and its warm and friendly clubhouse atmosphere. The Club facilities include a full practice area, practice green and practice chipping green.
http://www.ballinasloegolfclub.ie/
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http://www.ballinrobegolfclub.com/
Ballinrobe Golf Club is one of the finest Parkland Courses in Ireland. The course is set in medieval surroundings which includes Tower Houses, Limekiln Plants and Stone Monuments as part of the natural surroundings. Mature Trees, manmade lakes and stone walls make golfing in Ballinrobe Golf Club a truely unique experience.
http://www.ballinrobegolfclub.com/
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http://www.bearnagolfclub.com
Set amidst the celebrated beauty of West of Ireland landscape on the fringe of Connemara, and enjoying commanding views of Galway Bay, the Burren, the Aran Islands and tugged hinterlands, Bearna Golf course is already being hailed as one of Ireland’s finest.
http://www.bearnagolfclub.com
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http://www.bensrockclimbingclinic.com/
If you have never climbed before or usually climb on an indoor climbing wall, Bens Rockclimbing Clinic offers you the chance to come and experience climbing in the beautiful Burren, Co. Clare. Courses and one off sessions are available for all levels. You are free to climb, abseil and push your boundaries higher than you ever thought you could. The Burren is the Mecca of climbing in Ireland. Its unique limestone landscape is a treasure trove of climbing areas with a vast variety of routes and types of climbs. <br><br>Bens Climbing Clinic generally use three main areas in the Burren. The Ballyryan and Ailladie which are located On the Lisdoonvarna to Ballyvaughan road and also the Scailp na Seisri close to Bell Harbour, which is a good option when the weather is wet and wild, because it is in a gorge it is relatively sheltered even in the worst of weathers. Rockclimbing lessons generally run for two hours with a basic introduction to equipment, safety procedures and climbing techniques. Normally beginners get 2 to 3 climbs and an abseil or two in this time. Weekly courses and sessions are also available.
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http://www.benssurfclinic.com
Bens Surf Clinic is the premier surf school in Lahinch Co. Clare. We provide surf lessons from to beginner to advance. Bens Surf Clinic teaches on hard boards with small groups to ensure plenty of learning and enjoyment. We are the only Irish Surf Association approved hardboard only surf school, and provide all gear and hard rental if needs be.
http://www.benssurfclinic.com
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Upcoming Events
Galway Bike Festival (13th - 21st June 2015)
The 5th annual Galway Bike Festival from 13th - 21st June and promises to be a wonderful event for all cycling enthusiasts.
Connemara Bog Week (22nd May - 01st June 2015)
Connemara Bog Week celebrates its 31st anniversary this year with lots of special events planned.
Galway African Film Festival (22nd - 24th May 2015)
The 8th year of this festival will screen a selection of films from various countries in Africa showcasing the wealth of talent in African cinema.
Galway Early Music Festival (14th - 17th May 2015)
Enjoy this wonderful medieval festival with concerts, film, family events and workshops in the lively medieval centre of Galway.
Connemara Adventure Challenge (09th May 2015)
The Connemara Adventure Challenge takes place on the 09th May, and covers 3 separate disciplines - trail/mountain running, kayaking and cycling.
Galway Theatre Festival (01st - 09th May 2015)
The 7th annual Galway Theatre Festival promises an expanded programme with more venues this year.
Connemara Mussel Festival (01st - 03rd May 2015)
A celebration of Killary Mussels harvested on the glorious Renvyle Peninsula in North Connemara.
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