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Galway's Best

Looking for Galway`s best restaurants or cheap places to eat? Want to find the best trad music bars or beer gardens in Galway? Searching for adventure or the best walking trails in the area? Seeking the best sightseeing tours, attractions for kids or for groups, hotels with pools or for meetings? Check out our expert guides...

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Top 5 Adventure Activities

Adventure Activities in Galway From windsurfing, kayaking and mountain biking to diving and surfing, Galway's Great Outdoors has an incredible range of activities to do. Galway also offers a year round calendar of exciting outdoor events to tempt you, whether you fancy a challenge or just want to support a good cause. There's something for everyone in Ireland's wild west.

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Top 5 Beaches

Best beaches in Galway Listing the Top 5 Beaches in Galway is no easy task. With so many pristine blue flag beaches dotted along the coast of Galway with scenic views of Galway Bay or out over the Atlantic Ocean there are beaches to suit all tastes. If you are looking for a secluded beach for peace and quiet, or lively beaches offering water sports or family fun, there's a beach for you in Galway.

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Top 5 Beer Gardens

Beer gardens in Galway There's nothing like sitting out on a sunny day in Galway city, enjoying your favourite tipple in the company of friends. The city of festivals also has a good choice of great beer gardens to spend an evening before you head out to the clubs or late bars.

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Top 5 Cheap Eats

Best cheap restaurants in Galway Galway is fast becoming the gourmet capital of Ireland with a wide variety of excellent eateries being established in recent years. Good food in Galway is not limited to those with deep pockets either, some of the best restaurants in the city provide great food at very reasonable prices.

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Top 5 Group Activities

Best Group Activities in Galway Galway is one of the most popular destinations in Ireland for hen and stag parties and group outings. The vibrant nightlife of busy pubs, nightclubs and restaurants in Galway all year round makes it a good place for your group to visit at any time of the year. Along with the nightlife there are plenty of great daytime activities for groups too. We’ve compiled a See the most fun and exciting activities to entertain your group before you hit the town.

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Top 5 Hen Party Ideas

Hen Party Ideas in Galway Looking to do something fun and creative for your hen party activity? There are lots of different options available in Galway. Learn how to mix your own cocktails with a professional mixologist or enjoy your own dance class to your favourite tunes. Take a river cruise with your own personal DJ and bar, or see the hottest show in town, ‘The Dirty Circus’, Galway’s famous burlesque & cabaret show. This is just a small sample of the possible hen party activities to help you start planning your perfect hen party.

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Top 5 Holiday Apartments

self catering holiday apartments galway Galway is a popular destination for group weekend breaks. Whether your visiting for a hen or a stag party, or for a family event or perhaps on a sporting weekend you'll need accommodation to suit your group. We've put together our See the best self catering options in the city, ensuring that your group can stay in the one place and close to all the action.

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Top 5 Hotels for Meetings

Hotels for meetings in Galway Looking for a venue in Galway to host your meeting or event. Galway City, being the gateway to the West of Ireland and Connemara is a popular destination for corporate activitie and business meetings. We've compiled a See some of the best hotels in the city ready to host your event.

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Top 5 Hotels with Pools

Best hotel pools in Galway Galway has a great selection of hotels with swimming pools dotted throughout the city and county. Most hotel pools also have play areas for children to keep the little ones happy. Many also have well equipped gyms with saunas, steam rooms, jacuzzis and spa facilities.

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Top 5 Kids Attractions

Best kids attractions Galway is an ideal place to bring chidren on holidays. The many attractions for kids including play areas, pet farms, museums, the National Aquarium, playgrounds and skateparks together with excellent beaches and woodland trails ensure that you'll always have something for your kids to enjoy.

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Top 5 Most Stylish Hotels

Coolest hotels in Galway Galway is well known as a great location for outdoor activities, gourmet food and fun nights on the town, but after all that you'll want the perfect hotel to chill out and kick back. We've complied a list of the coolest and most fashionable hotels in the city to make your visit to Galway unforgettable.

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Top 5 Pet Friendly Hotels

Pet friendly hotels in Galway Can't bear the thought of leaving your beloved pet at home while you holiday in the west of Ireland?  The number of Irish hotels with pet-friendly policies is relatively small, but thankfully, it is growing and Galway is one city which offers some great dog-friendly hotels options for visitors.

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Top 5 Restaurants

Best restaurants in Galway Galway is something of a food lover’s paradise, with a great selection of restaurants of all types and using high quality natural ingredients sourced from the large and growing community of artisan food suppliers in the surrounding area.

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Top 5 Scenic Drives

Best scenic drives in Galway Galway and Connemara is timeless land of extraordinary beauty. The region is famous for its spectacular scenery. It is a place of contrasting landscapes with still lakes reflecting dramatic mountains and rust coloured bogs. It is a wilderness of extraordinary beauty, bordered by the Atlantic Ocean waiting to be discovered.

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Top 5 Shops for Gifts

Best shops in Galway Galway has a myriad of stylish boutiques and craft shops with an extensive array of handcrafted knitwear, pottery, crystal, jewellery and art to choose a special memento of your visit to the city. The city centre also has numerous large department stores along with large retail parks within walking distance of Eyre Square. So, whatever you need you’ll be able to find just what you’re looking for during your stay in Galway.

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Top 5 Sightseeing Tours

Best sightseeing tours in Galway Wether you want to familiarise yourself with Galway city or you wish to discover the wonderful attractions and hidden gems of Connemara, The Aran Islands and The Burren, there's a sightseeing tour ready to show you around.

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Top 5 Trad Music Bars

Best trad music bars in Galway To fully appreciate Irish traditional music, you really need to hear it live in the atmospheric surrounds of a Galway pub. The Irish music scene in Galway City is one of the best in Ireland with talented musicians playing in a host of pubs throughout the City.

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Top 5 Walking Trails

Best walking trails in Galway and Connemara With stunning mountain ranges, prisine beaches and wonderful scenery, Galway provides a great holiday experience for walkers and hikers, with trails to suit all levels of experience and ability. The Connemara and The Burren regions in particular draw visitors from all over the world each year to discover the landscape in the most natural way, on foot. 

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