For Visitors from the US & Canada

For Visitors from the US & Canada

If you are looking for the perfect hotel to experience the most authentic Irish vacation in Galway City during your break in Ireland, then choose The Dean Galway. We don’t do conventional. We do fun.

The Dean Galway is a 100 bed boutique hotel of over 5,000 square metres. The hotel, located a stone’s throw from Eyre Square, is a perfect blend of old and new. The building incorporates unique historic structures, including a portion of the Galway to Clifden railway tunnel built in the 1890s, and a two-storey stone building originally built in the 1830s. Our new Galway hotel will offer super comfortable bespoke hotel rooms that are filled with gadgets, treats and plenty of stuff to make you smile.

POWER Gym, opening in summer 2022, is a luxury, boutique health club, and the first of its kind in Galway City. The West’s very first Elephant & Castle restaurant, renowned for its famous chicken wings, will open on the Ground Floor from the hotel’s launch in March.

The Best of Galway on our Doorsteps

Galway is a small but dynamic harbour city, filled with local pubs, great restaurants, multiple shops and full of history from medieval times. The city is well known for its live Irish music concerts in the pubs, buskers playing musing through the city. From the Latin Quarter, to the waterfront area of Salthill, you’ll always find your spot. Take a walk along the prom to kick the wall or jump off Blackrock. Do not miss The Galway Races. The horse races are held around August Bank Holiday and are the most famous in all Ireland.

If you are visiting Galway for the Art & Culture, here’s what’s happening: Galway International Arts Festival is one of Europe’s leading international arts festivals and concerts will make you want to enjoy Galway! Also, The Dean Galway is not far from The Galway Museum, Druid Theatre, An Taibhdhearc and you can enjoy being in the heart the Macnas Parada in October.

The Dean Galway is also an ideal hotel base for anyone looking to explore the Wild Atlantic Way, the perfect getaway to explore Connemara, Kylemore, Ballynahinch, Clifden and Sky Road.  The Wild Atlantic Way is one of the longest defined coastal routes in the world starting from Irishwomen Peninsula in the north down to Kinsale, County Cork, in the south. This 2,500km coastal route offers an incredible lineup of Irish attractions and landmarks while it consistently proves to be popular with both locals and tourists alike.


Getting To The Dean Galway from Dublin City.

Dublin and Galway are 129 miles apart (208km). Compared to Dublin’s compact but busy city filled with Arts, culture and great good, Galway is a smaller city that is known for its live music, medieval centre and horse races.


The fastest option between Dublin and Galway is to self-drive by car, which takes just about 2 hrs 15min on average.


The train journey takes between 2hrs 20min to 2 hrs 45min, and prices usually range between €18 to €22 each way. Trains run daily from Heuston Station Dublin City centre. The Galway train station is 5min walk from The Dean.


The Cheapest option (from 12€) and one of the most popular way to travel from Dublin to Galway, there are several private coach bus companies that offer multiple daily services: GoBus, CityLink and Bus Eireann. The route is very popular and buses leave every 30 to 60 minutes on average. Most buses run between Dublin’s central bus station and Galway’s main bus terminal, but it is also to take the bus directly from Dublin Airport to Galway. The Coach station is 5min walk from The Dean.

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