attractions in Galway



There’s a wide range of things to see and to do around County Galway near Claregalway Hotel. Take a trip to Connemara and explore its tiny coves, bays and fishing villages or journey the majestic Wild Atlantic Way. See some of our recommended local attractions below.

After a long day exploring the treasures of Galway relax and unwind in our award-winning Bia & Co restaurant which offers diners the finest in locally sourced Irish Cuisine, Light Snacks, Pizzas and more If you are looking for a private retreat while also being in the centre of the action, The Claregalway Hotel is the place for you. By booking direct on our official website you will receive the very best deals and discounts along with the most professional customer service.


Salthill Promenade

The Promenade in Salthill is one of the most beautiful areas in Galway City, overlooking the Galway Bay, the home of the regions famous oysters and local produce. 


Galway City Museum

Opened in 2006, this free museum is one of the most popular tourist destinations when visiting the tribe county with over 200,000 visitors per year.


Dunguaire Castle

 Dunguaire Castle is a must-see when visiting the West of Ireland. It was brought back to life in 1924 during the time of the great Celtic revival in Irish literature. 


Thoor Ballylee

The Thoor Ballylee, a well-preserved 14th century Norman tower which once belonged to the W.B. Yeats. Explore Irish history and cultural heritage.  

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Galway Beaches

Galway is truly a walker’s paradise with spectacular mountain ranges, fine beaches and stunning scenery around every corner. 


Galway Cathedral

One of Europe’s largest and most spectacular great stone churches, The Galway Cathedral in Galway City is located on the west bank of the River Corrib.

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Walking Trails

 Galway is a walker’s paradise with spectacular mountain ranges, fine beaches and stunning scenery around every corner


Caherconnell Stone Fort

Located on the most western edge of the Burren in County Clare. With deep roots of archaeological heritage Caherconnell Stone Fort is a truly unique destination. 


Coole Park

Explore almost 400 hectares of wetland & woodland,  while taking in the beauty of the woods, rivers, bare limestone and Coole Lake.


The Burren National Park

If you are looking to visit the most unique ecosystem in the world then this is the pace for you. The Burren National Park is located in the southeastern part of the Burren in North Clare/South Galway.