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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.

Upcoming Events
Clifden Arts Week (17th - 27th September 2015)
Join in the fun at Clifden Arts Week, the longest running community arts festival in Ireland, now in its 38th year!
Portumna Shorelines Arts Festival (17th - 20th September 2015)
The Portumna Shorelines Arts Festival showcases the creative arts of the community arts groups in and around Portumna, Co. Galway.
Clarenbridge Oyster Festival (11th - 13th September 2015)
The Clarenbridge Oyster Festival of fine food and drink celebrates its 61st anniversary in 2015 in the beautiful village of Clarenbridge in South...
Oscar Wilde Festival (04th - 06th September 2015)
The 3rd year of the Oscar Wilde Festival, the only festival celebrating the writer's life and work in Ireland.
Sugar Beat Festival (22nd - 23rd August 2015)
Sugar Beat festival takes place in Tuam and features acts such as The Stunning, Ryan Sheridan, ORB and many more...
Cruinniú Na mBád (14th - 16th August 2015)
The Cruinniú Na mBád festival in Kinvara celebrates the living tradition of the sailing of beautiful Galway Hookers on Galway Bay.
Galway Races Summer Festival (27th July - 02nd August 2015)
Dress up for ladies day and cheer on your horse this July at the world famous Galway Races Summer Festival.
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Connemara Day Tours

Connemara Day Tour

Discover Connemara, a beautifully scenic region just north of Galway City with breath-taking views all year round. This tour includes stops Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Gardens, Leenane Village, Killary Fjord and and the village of An Spidéal overlooking Galway Bay.
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Cliffs of Moher Day Tours

Cliffs of Moher & The Burren Day Tour

The unmissable Cliffs of Moher & Burren Tour includes up to 2 hours at the cliffs and includes stops at the lunar-like Burren region, Dunguaire Castle, Aillwee Caves & Birds of Prey Centre and the charming village of Doolin overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.
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Cliffs of Moher Express Bus

Cliffs of Moher Express Bus

A Non-Stop Express Shuttle Service to the Cliffs of Moher. Experience Ireland’s natural, mysterious, 214m (702 ft) high cliffs and interactive visitor centre. You’ll have 2 full hours to explore on your own before heading back to Galway.
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Galway City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

Galway City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

Explore Galway with a friendly guide to learn about this colourful city and see it from the best perspective: an open top bus! You’ll see everything from medieval walls in the city centre to the sandy beaches of Salthill. Hop on and off as much as you’d like and your ticket is valid for 24 hours.
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