Things to do in Galway

Things to do

Here you will find some of may very many things to do in and around Galway city and its amazing coastline and countryside.

Galway's friendly people, historic city, expansive bay, mountains, countryside, coastline and rivers have made it a popular tourist destination. The natural beauty of the area, provide a backdrop to some unique and special activities and tours to make your visit to the area both enjoyable and memorable.

  • Celtic Crystal Visitor Centre & Factory Tour

    Celtic Crystal Visitor Centre & Factory Tour

    Celtic Crystal is a family-run business, specializing in the production of top-quality cut crystal products. Their work is characterised by the Celtic designs and motifs cut into the crystal pieces. Each piece is a celebration of Ireland's Celtic heritage and skilled craftsmanship. Visitors can take a tour of the factory to view the crystal pieces being blown, shaped and cut.
  • Circle of Life Garden Salthill

    Circle of Life Garden Salthill

    A recommended part of any visit to a different place is to make time and space for some moments of reflection. Such moments help us connect with our true selves and encourage the feeling of well-being and positivity. The Circle of Life garden provides such a space at Quincentennial Park, Salthill overlooking Galway Bay. It commemorates the generousity of all organ donors.
  • Galway Tours - Walking Tours of Galway City

    Galway Tours - Walking Tours of Galway City

    Galway Tours specialise in group tours and have a number of tour types to suit the interest of the visitors. These include a 2-hour "Medieval Galway & Waterways Tour", and a "Historic Pubs" tour. The tours will tell you of the often turbulent history of the city and its growth in importance to the region since medieval times.
  • Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden

    Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden

    Kylemore Abbey is a Benedictine monastery, but was formerly the home of Mitchell Henry, a wealthy doctor from London and later politician/MP for Country Galway. The castle was built between 1867 and 1871. Visitors can view the restored rooms and hear stories of romance and tragedy from its past. There is also a 6 acre Victorian Walled Garden, woodland and lakeside walks and nature trails to explore.
  • Irish Workhouse Centre - Portumna

    Irish Workhouse Centre - Portumna

    "The most feared and hated institution ever established in Ireland".
  • Brigit's Garden - Celebrating Celtic Heritage

    Brigit's Garden - Celebrating Celtic Heritage

    Described as a sanctuary, this garden invites exploration and discovery. The ...
  • Dog's Bay Beach

    Dog's Bay Beach

    A beautiful hidden-gem for swimming, sunbathing and walking, this 1.5km (1 mi...
  • Dunguaire Castle

    Dunguaire Castle

    A restored castle dating from 1520 and with connections to Ireland's literary...
  • Finnerty's Mill

    Finnerty's Mill

    A restored corn mill, open to visitors to see its workings.
  • Galway Tour Company

    Galway Tour Company

    A relaxing way to see the sights of Galway and surrounds - by coach! Galway T...