Do & See


Athenry Heritage Centre

Enjoy an immersive Medieval Experience in the Athenry Heritage Centre. Get into character by borrowing a medieval costume, and try your hand at Archery. The museum is fun for all ages and offers interactive exhibits as well as guided tours.


Aughnanure Castle

Built by the O'Flaherty family in the 16th century, Aughnanure Castle crowns the picturesque scenery of Oughterard. One of over 200 tower houses in County Galway. visitors will explore the remains of a banqueting hall, a watch tower, an unusual do...


Brigit’s Garden

Magic lingers in this beautiful Celtic-themed garden. The nature trail, stone chamber, and nature discovery trail will spirit visitors of all ages to a world of imagination.


Céide Fields

An ancient site, the Céide fields are the remnants of the oldest known field system in the world. The visitor centre offers a rare opportunity to learn about the spiritual beliefs and culture of the neolithic society which created this landscape. ...

Events


Gaelforce West

This ultimate Irish adventure race is a 67km course begins with trail and mountain running (or walking), before leading on to cycling and kayaking through Connemara, Killary Fjord and Croagh Patrick. A one-of-a-kind test of endurance.


Galway Arts Festival

One of Ireland's leading arts festivals, expect theatre, spectacle, street art, music, comedy, and music throughout this eventful fortnight in one of the country's creative and cultural hotspots.


Galway International Oyster & Seafood Festival

Lovers of seafood won't want to miss this festival. The 'World Oyster Opening Championship', attracts countless visitors, and where there are people, there is always live music. Events include oyster hot spots, seafood trails, hot oyster cooking c...


Galway Racing Festival

The Galway Racing Festival is one of Ireland's greatest sporting festivals. While horse racing fascinates locals and tourists alike, the organised events and spirit of celebration surrounding the festival make for eventful days (and nights) on the...

Top 5


Discover Roscommon

County Roscommon (northeast of Galway) is often lauded as ‘the Heart of Undiscovered Ireland’. Its wild and unspoilt landscapes are conducive to adventure and exploration.


Experience music at Nicholas’ Collegiate Church

Ireland’s largest medieval parish church, St Nicholas’ Collegiate Church dates from 1320 and is famed for its collection of curiosities. These days, traditional Irish Sessions take place in the Church - the rector can be heard playing the flute on...


Explore with a trip to Mayo

A place of dramatic and rugged beauty, County Mayo (north of Galway) is a wild place with majestic mountains and blissful bays. Mayo's main tourist centre is Achill at the northwest corner of Clew bay, with other attractions including Céide Fields...


Savour traditional tastes

From award-winning chips at McDonagh’s to fabulous farmhouse Irish cheeses at Sheridans, Galway's culinary scene is diverse and unmissable. Call in to the family-owned Griffin’s Bakery to enjoy unbeatable breads such as traditional brack, rye, sod...