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Getting To Ireland

By Plane
There are four international airports in Ireland, Dublin Airport in the east of the country, Shannon Airport and Ireland West Airport at Knock in the west of the country and Cork Airport in the south. Dublin Airport is the largest airport and has the most routes. Dublin Airport has connections to the US, Canada, Middle East, the UK and Europe.  Shannon, near the Limerick City , also has flights to the many of the same countries as Dublin Airport. Cork Airport offers routes to most major UK cities and a wide variety of European cities.

Ireland West Airport at Knock has daily flights to major UK cities, along with a variety of chartered flights to destinations in Europe.

There are 5 other regional airports throughout Ireland operating domestic and UK services include Donegal, Galway, Kerry, Sligo and Waterford.

A short distance over the border in Northern Ireland there are 2 airports in Belfast (City Airport and International Airport) and also the City of Derry Airport.

By Train
Travelling from Dublin to Belfast by train is possible on the Enterprise service which is in a cooperation between Irish Rail and Northern Ireland Railways.

By Bus
Eurolines operate services to Great Britain and beyond in conjunction with Bus Eireann and National Express (Great Britain). Bus Éireann also operates frequent services to and from Eastern Europe, in particular Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia.

Ulsterbus, Bus Éireann and a number of privately bus companies offer cross border services to and from the Republic of Ireland.

By Boat
There are many ferry services to and from Great Britain and France which are listed below.

To compare prices for ferries to Ireland from England, Wales, France, Scotland and the Isle of Man see AFerry - The world's leading ferry price comparison website.
  • Norfolkline operate passenger services from Liverpool to Dublin.
  • Irish Ferries operate passenger services from Holyhead, North Wales, to Dublin, and from Pembroke, South Wales, to Rosslare.
  • Stena Line operates passenger services from Holyhead to Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin (8 km from  Dublin city centre), and Fishguard, South Wales, to Rosslare.
  • Irish Ferries and Brittany Ferries operate services from Roscoff in France to Rosslare and Cork.
  • Irish Sea Express operate from Liverpool to Dublin
  • Fastnet Line run a daily service from Swansea in South Wales to Cork.
  • P&O Irish Sea run a service from north-west England to Dublin
  • Steam Packet Company operate services from Liverpool to Dublin, and Isle of Man to Dublin.

Upcoming Events in Galway

Galway Aboo Halloween Festival (28th - 31st October 2017)
Something devilish is taking place Galway this Hallowe'en...expect the streets to come alive with some free wicked entertainment.
Vodafone Comedy Carnival (24th - 30th October 2017)
Tickle your funny bone! The Vodafone Comedy Carnival is bringing leading Irish and international comics to Galway again this year!
Baboró - International Arts Festival for Children (16th - 22nd October 2017)
Ireland’s premier international arts festival for children and families featuring Theatre, Dance, Literature, Music, Puppetry, Workshops and...
Connemara Green Festival (06th - 08th October 2017)
The ecology & biodiversity of the Connemara region to be celebrated with this new festival in Letterfrack, Co. Galway.
Clarenbridge Oyster Festival (05th - 08th October 2017)
The Clarenbridge Oyster Festival of fine food and drink celebrates its 63rd anniversary in 2017 in the beautiful village of Clarenbridge in South...
Galway Jazz Festival (05th - 08th October 2017)
The 12th Galway Jazz Festival is a 4 day festival of leading local, national and international jazz artists involving 24 performances in 12 venues...
Galway International Oyster Festival (22nd - 24th September 2017)
Enjoy 3 days and nights at the world renowned Galway International Oyster Festival with Guinness & Oysters, sensational live music, entertainment,...
Clifden Arts Festival (13th - 24th September 2017)
Clifden Arts Week is the longest running community arts festival in Ireland and celebrates it 40th year!

Book Sightseeing Tours

Connemara Day Tours

Connemara Day Tour

Discover Connemara, a beautifully scenic region just north of Galway City with Lally Tours. This tour includes stops at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Gardens, Leenane Village, Killary Fjord and the village of An Spidéal overlooking Galway Bay.

Connemara Tours

Cliffs of Moher Day Tours

Cliffs of Moher & The Burren Day Tour

The unmissable Cliffs of Moher & Burren Tour with Lally Tours 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 with Lally Tours. 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 one of Lally Tours' friendly guides to learn about this colourful city and see it from the best vantage point: 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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