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Galway Atlantaquaria

The National Aquarium of Ireland, Galway, is home to the country’s largest display of marine and fresh water life with 150 species to see.

Opening Times
Monday To Friday: 9am to 5pm
Saturday and Sunday 9am to 6pm
Open 7 days a week for the Spring and Summer.
Closed some Mondays and Tuesdays from November to February for essential tank maintenance.


Child €7.50
Adult €11.50
Student/Senior €8.00
Family 2 Adults + 2 Children €33.00
Family 1 Adult + 2 Children €22.00
Group Discount 10% for 10 or more people
Children Under 3: Free Admission!
Tickets Valid All Day

Address: Galway Atlantaquaria, The Prom, Salthill, Galway.
Telephone: (091) 585 100, Email:, Visit

Corrib Princess

The Corrib Princess sails from Woodquay in the heart of Galway city, along the famous Steamers Line, which is the lakes traditional trade route.

Opening Times
The season will begin in May with daily sailings for individuals at 12.30pm (July and August only), 2.30pm and 4.30pmAddress: Woodquay, Galway.

Telephone: 091 592447, Email:, Visit

Aran Islands

A trip to the Aran Islands is a must and enjoyable day out for all the family.

All details of transportation and things to do and see are available from;

Web:, Email:, Telephone 099 61355

Glengowla Mines

Facilities Include: Guided underground tours and other amenities (including museum) Coach and Car ParkRock & Mineral ShopGold Panning, treasure hunting.

Location: Situated 2 miles west of Oughterard, 300 metres off the N59 Galway/ Clifden road, 20 minutes from Galway, 10 minutes from Maam Cross and 40 minutes from Clifden.

March – November – Open 10am – 6pm (7 days a week)
December – February – Ring in advance to book space
Telephone: 091-552021, Visit

Turoe Pet Farm

Turoe Pet Farm provides a great day out for everyone to enjoy no matter what the weather conditions. One can take a leisurely walk around the 14 acre park in the fresh country air and the delightful sound of birds singing or go indoors to experience the excitement of children of all ages bouncing their way around the “Inflatable city” – one of Europe’s largest bouncing castles.

Opening Times:

May to September
Open 7 days a week from 10.00 until 19.00
October to November and Halloween
From 13.30 until 18.00

December – Thursdays and Fridays
From 17.00 until 20.00
December Saturday and Sunday plus 8th December
From 14.00 until 20.00

Location: The farm is situated 6km north of the N6 at Loughrea near the village of Bullaun on the R350.

Historic Dartfield Horse Museum and Heritage Centre

Ireland’s horse museum and park is a truly wonderful interpretation of the horse, emphasising the relationship between the Irish and their horses. Lots of interesting displays; a gallery, forge, saddlery, library and lots more. Discover a forgotten world where society relied on the gentle pace of the horse in days gone by. Why not go horse riding lessons or go trail riding while you’re there?

Address: Killreekill, Loughrea, Co. Galway
Telephone 091-843 968, Email:, Visit

Location: East of Loughrea on N6 – main Galway to Dublin Rd.

Opening Times: All Year
Daily: 09.30-18.00 – last admission at 17.00.

Connemara Smokehouse

The Connemara Smokehouse specialises in producing wild and organic salmon. As Connemara’s longest established Smokehouse, this is a fascinating location to visit, take a tour and purchase a great array of traditionally hand-prepared seafood products. The tour takes about 1 hour.

Location: Located right on the water’s edge at Bunowen Pier.

Address: Connemara Smokehouse, Bunowen Pier, Aillebrack, Ballyconneely, Connemara, Co. Galway
Telephone 095 23739, Email:, Web:

City Limits

City Limits is the ultimate in family entertainment, an emporium of indoor adventure for all ages and just a short drive from us here at Claregalway Hotel.

Address: Oranmore, Galway
Telephone 091 388100, Email:, Visit

Greyhound Racing

Enjoy the thrill of the Races form this amazing Greyhound stadium. Catch dinner and drinks in the Masters Restaurant while receiving at the table tote service.

Location: In Galway City
Telephone 091 562273, Email, Visit

Galway City Museum

Galway City Museum reopened in April 2007 with the launch of its permanent exhibition. Among the highlights on show is a rare 17th century altar piece, the new location of the statue of Pádraic Ó’Connaire and the Galway City hooker boat, named ‘Máirtín Oliver’ by the public.

Telephone 091 532464, Visit

Cliffs of Moher

The renowned Cliffs of Moher are Ireland’s most visited natural attraction with a magical vista that captures the hearts of up to one million visitors every year. Located in North Clare, the Cliffs of Moher are easily accessed by road from us here at Claregalway Hotel, approximately 1 Hour 20 Minutes drive.

From the Cliffs of Moher on a clear day one can see the Aran Islands and Galway Bay, as well as the Twelve Pins and the Maum Turk mountains in Connemara, Loop Head to the south and the Dingle Peninsula and Blasket Islands in Kerry. O’Brien’s Tower stands near the highest point and has served as a viewing point for visitors for hundreds of years. The Cliffs of Moher Visitor Experience is open on a year round basis and opens at 9am daily. Don't forget the camera!

For ticket prices, opening hours and all other details please visit their website or phone ‪+353 65 708 6141‬

Bunratty Castle & Folk Park

The famous Bunratty Castle & Folk Park is a must see while on your travels. Located in County Clare, this popular attraction ois easily accessed from us here at Claregalway  Hotel, appoximately 1 hour drive.

At Bunratty Castle everywhere is open for you to explore! You will be charmed as you visit the farm houses and cottages and watch the tasks of rural Irish families. Make sure you see the baking of the griddle bread next to the fire and tasting it hot with fresh creamery butter. A great day out for all the family!!

For more details, tickets prices, opening times and more visit