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Galway City Museum

Located right by The Spanish Arch, the Galway City Museum tells the story of the city through various interactive exhibitions. Galway has had a fascinating, turbulent history, and this is an informative (and fun) journey through the past. The location is pretty great too, with views of  the Claddagh, the Spanish Arch, River Corrib and…

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Galway Atlantaquaria

Probably Ireland’s best aquarium, Galway Atlantaquaria is the perfect introduction to that great mass of water that lies just outside the window (The Atlantic, duh). It’s home to hundreds of marine species from Ireland’s rivers, lakes and seas. Some highlights include a Bearna Logboat, a 60 foot Fin Whale skeleton and Red Deer Antlers.

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Spanish Arch

While Galway isn’t a city flush with tourist attractions (it’s more about the vibe, don’t ya know), the Spanish Arch is one location on most tourists’ itinerary. Built way back in 1584, it has since survived wars, rebellions, famines, and even a 1755 tsunami. These days however, the biggest danger is selfie-stick wielding tourists.

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Salthill Promenade

This 3km-long promenade is the ideal place to stretch those legs and sample some of that famous Atlantic air. You won’t be alone; hordes of strollers, rollerbladers and joggers descend on the promenade every day, with the bravest among them heading to the Blackrock Diving Tower and plunging into the bracing Atlantic surf – the…

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Latin Quarter

It’s hard not to love Galway’s Latin Quarter. There’s something about the cobbled streets, filled with bars and restaurants, theatres, cafes, bespoke boutiques, buskers and of course, that special energy that Galway has in spades. Whether a Sunday morning stroll for a flat white, or a buzzing Friday night among the crowds, there’s never a…

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Eyre Square

The heart of Galway City, Eyre Square has long been a meeting place for the city’s residents, and its the perfect place to sit with a coffee and watch the world go by. While the square is officially known as John F. Kennedy Memorial Park – after JFK became the first US President to visit…

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