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Welcome to County Galway

A key county along the Wild Atlantic Way, Galway is home to glorious scenery, a bustling city, lively towns and postcard-perfect villages. In this guide, you’ll find everything from things to do in Galway to where to eat, sleep and drink.

The best things to do in Galway

From live music in trad pubs in Galway to beaches, hikes, museums, castles, coves and the mighty Connemara, here are some of our favourite attractions in the county.

Towns and villages in Galway

Although Galway City tends to nab a lot of the attention, this is far from a one-horse county! There’s some gorgeous villages and towns in Galway. Here are our favourites.

Great places to stay in Galway

There’s some incredible hotels in Galway… there’s also lots of excellent campsites, Airbnbs, B&Bs and there’s some quirky places to go glamping in Galway, too. Discover the best places to stay below.

All things Galway City

If you’re planning a trip to Galway City, this section is for you. Below, you’ll find everything from great places to eat and fine spots for a pint to things to do while you’re there.

Your Aran Islands 101

There’s three Aran Islands: Inis Meáin, Inis Oírr and Inis Mór and each is worth visiting. In this section, you’ll discover everything you need to know about each of them.

All things Connemara

There are few corners of Ireland as scenic as Connemara. However, despite the region being home to heaps of things to do, people tend to miss most of its magnificence. Here’s what to look out for.