Sites and Culture/ Things to do
Whether its business or leisure you’re joining us for, revel in all of the excitement that Galway has to offer in Europe’s Capital of Culture. Bursting with culture and craic, here are some of our top recommendations for your stay in the city!
Galway Atlantaquaria (nationalaquarium.ie) to book in advance, video here https://www.nationalaquarium.ie/uploads/b/58117585-393964798236923602/low_res_final_banner_video_07_08_2021_582.mp4
Trad on the Prom
Trad on the Prom is seasonal but offers the best trad musicians and irish dancers probably in the world, out of Leisureland in Salthill in the summer months Trad on the Prom – Award Winning Traditional Irish Music and Dancing Experience – Trad on the Prom some videos here if you would like to pick one Trad on the Prom – Galway, Ireland – YouTube
Galway City Museum
virtual tour Virtual Tour • Galway City Museum the museum is free to the public but the link to home page here to book in advance Galway City Museum – A Centre of Learning And Inspiration and their new Myths and Legends walking tour once you leave the museum is kind of cool 10819-Galway-City-Museum-Folklore-Exhibition-Brochure-FA-2.pdf (netdna-ssl.com)
St Nicholas Church
reopens to the public next year following Covid and plan to offer guided tours Visit St Nicholas’ Collegiate Church of Ireland with Discover Ireland
gorgeous campus for a walk no matter the season and two hidden gems of museums on campus open to visitors Zoology and Marine Biology Museum – NUI Galway and The James Mitchell Geology Museum – NUI Galway
Katies Claddagh Cottage – Claddagh Arts Centre & Katie’s Claddagh cottage – Home | Facebook
Outside the City limits we work with Wildlands and Brigits Garden as really good visitor experiences both within roughly a half hour of the city
Galway City Activities – And then in terms of visitor experiences on offer in the City at the moment… this is a link to the relevant page on our website which is kept up to date on festivals, events, gigs etc Check Out What’s On in Galway City with Discover Ireland In general, any links out to our website is appreciated and welcome, in particular the Galway City page which is currently being refreshed www.discoverireland.ie/galway-city and the Connemara page for things to do etc with Galway City as the base for things to do there Come and Explore Connemara with Discover Ireland
St. Nicolas’s Collegiate Church: Sitting smack bang in Galway City, St. Nicholas’s Church is the largest medieval parish church in Ireland. The church is dedicated to St Nicholas of Myra, the patron saint of children (Santa Claus). St. Nicholas’s is filled with many interesting and entertaining monuments and memorials in and outside of the church.
Galway City Museum: The modern building situated overlooking Spanish Arch is home to some of Galway’s historic monuments.
Druid Theatre: Located on Flood Street in Galway, Druid Theatre was the first professional theatre company in Ireland that is based outside of Dublin. Druid is a touring company but also hosts many famous performances.
The Saturday Market: Every weekend in the city, local craftsmen and small businesses come together to sell their goods. The market is open from Saturdays from 8am-6pm and Sundays from noon to 6pm
Town Hall Theatre: This theatre was built in the 1820’s and was initially a courthouse. In the 1950’s, the building was converted into a cinema. Today, the theatre is a state of the art 400 seater Studio Space and Courthouse Square.
The Cathedral: The Galway Cathedral was the last major stone cathedral to be build in Europe. Built in 1965, the cathedral boasts an array of interior art such as stained glass, interior art, mosaics and many statues. It contains some Renaissance details mixed with Gothic and Romanesque traditions.
National University of Ireland, Galway: The university was build in 1845 and was first granted a royal chamber as one of the country’s three Queens collages. In 1849, the Quadrangle w open and welcomed 68 students. Today the college welcomes 19,000 students each year