River Corrib Cruise
Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of a cruise onboard the luxurious all-weather 157 passenger boat, the Corrib Princess.
The Corrib Princess sails from Woodquay in the heart of Galway city. The journey takes passengers along the majestic River Corrib and onto Lough Corrib, Ireland’s largest lake.
It provides visitors with unsurpassed views and natural amenities that make this the most spectacular waterway in Ireland.
The Corrib Princess takes you past castles and various sites of both historical and cultural interest.
If you fancy a drink, apparently the Irish coffee is amazing from the boat’s bar.
Trad On The Prom
MAY 2018 – OCTOBER 2018.
Under one roof performers who have captivated audiences from productions such as Riverdance, The Chieftains and Lord of the Dance have gathered on one stage. Here they present an unforgettable entertainment experience in Galway the City of the Tribes.
The music will touch your soul and the dancing will take your breath away. It’s a truly remarkable experience suitable for all ages and nationalities.
Trad on the Prom showcases the amazing talents of legendary trad musicians. In addition they are joined on stage by an amazing selection of guest musicians and dancers.
The show also features an outstanding array of World Champion Irish dancers.
Now in its fourteenth consecutive season, Trad on the Prom retains its position as Ireland’s number one music, song and dance experience.
Discover the natural wonders of the Wild Atlantic Way on this full-day horseback riding adventure from Galway.
Before heading off you will meet your guides and your horse for the day and the guides will make sure that you feel comfortable and safe.
Trek to Omey Island, where you can gallop across the beach and splash through the waves. You will also enjoy spectacular views of the Twelve Bens mountain range.
Suitable for all riding levels. hats and boots will be supplied by the riding centre. Make sure you bring appropriate rain and wind gear.
Pedal Power Pub Crawl
Taking in all the sights and sounds of Galway this is a great way to see the city.
The tour goes through Spanish Arch, The Long Walk and Quay Street, ideal for visitors looking for something different.
Available is a 15-seater bike called Big Berta which is great fun. It is the perfect vehicle to tour around Galway in addition to stopping at careful selected pubs.
There’s no party like a Pedal Power Party. Travel around Galway, playing all your own music on your blue tooth speakers.
Paddle Board & Kayaking Adventure
Arrive 15 minutes before time this will give you time to change into wet suit and buoyancy aid for the trip. You will then set off under the leadership of an experienced guide.
You will be provided with all the necessary equipment depending which pursuit you choose.
Your guide will take you to see magnificent scenery from a sea level view. Depending on which location is chosen for the day, this could include sea caves and arches and pristine white sandy beaches.
You might even catch sight of wildlife such as dolphins, seals, and the occasional basking shark.
Meet your local guide in the infamous An Pucan Whiskey Bar. An Pucan is a very friendly, traditional Irish venue and the perfect setting for an intro to the history of Irish whiskey.
Here you will start the proceedings with two local Irish whiskeys. After this the venues are kept a secret which is part of the excitement.
Bar number 2 is a short walk away, your next whiskey bar awaits you for two more beautiful Irish whiskeys.
To finish off proceedings you will be taken on a stroll through the historic streets to your last venue. Now it’s time to enjoy two more tipples of Irish whiskey.
From here who knows where the night will take you, but you’ll be sure to go home with a smile on your face as well as some great stories.
One of the greatest weeks in Galway, crowds in their tens of thousands flock religiously each year in August to celebrate this festival of horse racing.
Ladies Day is saved for the Thursday and here you will see the best of the best in fashion being displayed by all the ladies. A lavish prize is bestowed upon the best dressed lady on the day.
The race course dates back to 1869. What is unique about this course is that the last two fences are the closest together than any other race course in the world.
As part of his visit to Ireland in 1979 Pope John Paul 11 celebrated mass at the racecourse for two hundred and eighty thousand people. Afterwards the mayor of Galway then conferred the Freedom of Galway upon the Pontiff.
What a great way to discover the rich history and cultural heritage of Galway city. The good thing about Galway is that it’s fairly compact and easy enough to get around on foot.
Whether you choose to go with a tour company or make your own way around the cobblestone streets, it’s a great way of being part of the hustle and bustle.
The advantage of going on your own steam is you can stop and start as you please without feeling you are delaying the group.
However, a tour company would have the advantage of a guide to answer those burning questions and also to add their personal touch with in-depth local knowledge.
Whichever way you choose to go and explore the city, the following should feature highly on your must-see list.
Oh, and don’t forget a good Galway map if you’re opting for a self-guided tour of the city.
Come and discover Inishbofin or (Inis Bo Finne-Island of the White Cow in Irish), which lies seven miles off Galway’s north-west coast.
The island is five by three miles long and the main activities on the island today are tourism, farming and fishing.
There are five villages: West Quarter, Fawnmore, Middle Quarter, Cloonamore and Knock.
Inishbofin has lots of interesting things to see and do, such as many species of birds, historical sites, white beaches, swimming, hill walks and shore angling. It is also a centre for traditional Irish music and song with its own Ceilí band.
With this tour you take a bus trip from Galway city to Cleggan Harbour, then a ferry trip over to the island to experience the unique life of this magical island.
Enjoy a delicious light lunch of local foods and craft beer, with a walk around the island before departing by ferry then bus back to Galway city.
Dunguaire Castle Banquet
An evening of superb food and wines along with renowned music, song and storytelling. Also there’s intimate bench seating, dim candlelight and long oak tables.
In the tradition of the medieval King Guaire you are welcomed to savour a delicious four course dinner at Dunguaire Castle on the majestic shores of Galway Bay.
Enjoy fine wines, stories and excerpts selected to lift the soul and lighten the heart. When you arrive on the Castle steps the Butler will welcome you and show you into the Castle.
Savour a goblet of mead in the inner quarter while mingling with the Ladies of the Castle.
After a brief history of the Castle and a musical introduction by the Castle Singers, guests climb the stairs to enter the Banquet Hall.
Let the castle’s superb artists inspire you with extracts chosen from the works of great literary writers such as Yeats, Shaw, O’Casey and Synge.