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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
Galway Film Fleadh (7th - 12th July 2015)
Ireland's leading film festival, the Galway Film Fleadh is a six-day international event welcoming a diversity of films from around the world.
Traidphicnic (3rd - 5th July 2015)
Traidphicnic is a wonderful festival, celebrating the vibrant culture and traditions of Ireland and taking place in the scenic village of Spiddal.
Roundstone Bay 8K (27th June 2015)
The 5th annual Roundstone Bay 8K takes place on Saturday May 27th @1pm in the heart of Connemara.
The Galway Sessions (15th - 21st June 2015)
The Galway Sessions is the annual festival of Irish trad, promoting the cultural links between Ireland and Scotland.
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.
Biodiversity Week in Merlin Woods (18th - 24th May 2015)
A week of free events celebrating the Biodiversity of Merlin Park Woods in Galway City including guided walks with a variety of experts.


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