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Getting to Galway

From the Airport
Ireland West Airport in Charlestown, Co. Mayo is approximately 1 hour drive from Galway City.

From Knock Airport take the N17 south past Knock Town, Claremorris and Tuam to Galway City. Ireland West Airport has daily services to most major UK cities, along with chartered flights to holiday destinations in mainland Europe.

Shannon International Airport in Co. Clare is also about 1 hour drive from Galway City.

Driving from the airport, take the N18 north from Shannon to Galway City through Ennis, Gort, Kilcolgan and Oranmore. Shannon Airport offers a wide range of direct flights from Dublin, the UK, continental Europe and North America.

If you are coming from Dublin Airport take the Galway exit (M6) off the M50 southbound from the airport. The drive from Dublin to Galway on the M6 motorway is 140 miles and will take approximately 2.5 hours.

By Car
Car hire companies operate from Eyre Square in Galway City and at all main airports. It is important to remember that driving in Ireland is on the left hand side of the road.

From Dublin take the M6 motorway west to Galway which will take approximately 2.5 hours.

From Cork take the N20 north and follow the signposts to Galway. This route will take you through Cork, Blarney, Mallow, Buttevant, Charleville, Limerick. Take the N18 north at Limerick which will take you into Co. Galway and then onto Galway City.

By Rail
Galway Train Station, officially called Ceannt Station in Galway City is just off Eyre Square in the centre of Galway city.

Irish Rail run regular daily train services to Dublin stopping off at major towns such as Ballinasloe, Athlone, Tullamore, Kildare and Heuston Station in Dublin. Advance booking is recommend as services can be busy.

By Coach
There are a number of good value bus services to/from Dublin, and other major towns. These include Bus Éireann which leave from Ceannt Station (also the railway station) just off Eyre Square.

Citylink and GoBus offers regular, express coach services between Galway and Dublin and Dublin Airport. Citylink also provide express services to Limerick, Cork, Clifden and Letterfrack in Connemara.

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Upcoming Events
Lunchtime @ The Library (02nd September - 02nd December 2014)
Lunchtime @ The Library is a series of free classical music concerts taking place on the first Tuesday of each month in Galway City Library
Galway International Oyster Festival (26th - 28th September 2014)
Enjoy 3 days and nights at the world renowned Galway International Oyster Festival with Guinness & Oysters, sensational live music, entertainment,...
Trad on the Prom (13th May - 25th September 2014)
Trad on the Prom is a contemporary Irish Show featuring an electrifying mix of traditional irish music, song and dance.
Clifden Arts Week (18th - 28th September 2014)
Join in the fun at Clifden Arts Week, the longest running community arts festival in Ireland!
Portumna Shorelines Arts Festival (18th - 21st September 2014)
The Portumna Shorelines Arts Festival showcases the creative arts of the community arts groups in and around Portumna, Co. Galway.
Clarenbridge Oyster Festival (12th - 14th September 2014)
The Clarenbridge Oyster Festival of fine food and drink celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2014 in the beautiful village of Clarenbridge in South...
Oscar Wilde Festival (05th - 07th September 2014)
The 2nd year of the Oscar Wilde Festival, the only festival celebrating the writer's life and work in Ireland.
Sky Road TV & Film Festival (5th – 7th September 2014)
Sky Road TV & Film Festival, an exciting new three-day event, which takes place at the Station House Theatre, in Clifden, Co Galway.

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