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Guidebook for Galway

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Marguerite

Guidebook for Galway

Food Scene
It is a fantastic bakery across from the Church in Salthill but you can also stop for breakfast,lunch or dinner. You can take away some light lunches like quiche and salad at reasonable prices. They also have branches in town.
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Gourmet Tart Company
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It is a fantastic bakery across from the Church in Salthill but you can also stop for breakfast,lunch or dinner. You can take away some light lunches like quiche and salad at reasonable prices. They also have branches in town.
This is a nice place on the seafront to reward yourself with a coffee after walking the prom. Also good for lunch
Coco cafe
This is a nice place on the seafront to reward yourself with a coffee after walking the prom. Also good for lunch
Good Asian takeaway. Also a few tables where you can eat in
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Lana Salthill Asian Street Food
224 Upper Salthill
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Good Asian takeaway. Also a few tables where you can eat in
Superb seafood restaurant on the pier in Barna. Ask for a window table upstairs for sea views and watch the sun go down on Galway bay - or in winter ask for the table beside the fire downstairs. They also serve lunch.
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O'Gradys on the Pier
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Superb seafood restaurant on the pier in Barna. Ask for a window table upstairs for sea views and watch the sun go down on Galway bay - or in winter ask for the table beside the fire downstairs. They also serve lunch.
A great place to go with the family for breakfast, lunch or dinner or with the adults for a drink. They also serve great pizzas made in an oven imported from Naples, the kids love the chocolate pizza for dessert. There is an attached bakery where you can also get a small range of take away food. At weekends there is sometimes some music in the bar.
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The Twelve Hotel Galway
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A great place to go with the family for breakfast, lunch or dinner or with the adults for a drink. They also serve great pizzas made in an oven imported from Naples, the kids love the chocolate pizza for dessert. There is an attached bakery where you can also get a small range of take away food. At weekends there is sometimes some music in the bar.
A busy cafe slightly off the beaten path but get there early for a lunch table as the locals know all about it! The brown bread is divine and you can buy a loaf to go as well as some other baked treats.
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Antons
12 Father Griffin Rd
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A busy cafe slightly off the beaten path but get there early for a lunch table as the locals know all about it! The brown bread is divine and you can buy a loaf to go as well as some other baked treats.
A little piece of France in Galway City, with delicious breads and pastries. There are a few tables both inside and out where you can also have a coffee and a pastry or sandwich. Treat yourself to a box of the "minis" before your leave.
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Le Petit Delice Limited
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A little piece of France in Galway City, with delicious breads and pastries. There are a few tables both inside and out where you can also have a coffee and a pastry or sandwich. Treat yourself to a box of the "minis" before your leave.
If you fancy going out for Asian food you wont regret this. Best to book at the weekends especially.
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Asian Tea House Restaurant
15 Mary St
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If you fancy going out for Asian food you wont regret this. Best to book at the weekends especially.
Gorgeous quirky place beside the Spanish Arch. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and if you really love it ( you will) you can also buy their cookbook.
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Ard Bia at Nimmos
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Gorgeous quirky place beside the Spanish Arch. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and if you really love it ( you will) you can also buy their cookbook.
Situated in Salthill village this is lovely for brunch - or go in the evening for tapas
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Black Cat
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Situated in Salthill village this is lovely for brunch - or go in the evening for tapas
The food in both the restaurant and bar of this hotel in the middle of Roundstone village is very good - and an excellent way to reward yourself after a hard day at the beach!
Roundstone (House Hotel)
The food in both the restaurant and bar of this hotel in the middle of Roundstone village is very good - and an excellent way to reward yourself after a hard day at the beach!
This cafe, attached to The White Gables restaurant in Moycullen, is a lovely place to stop on the way to or from Connemara. The lemon pie is divine. If you're tired after a day in Connemara you can get takeaway food too.
Enjoy From White Gables
This cafe, attached to The White Gables restaurant in Moycullen, is a lovely place to stop on the way to or from Connemara. The lemon pie is divine. If you're tired after a day in Connemara you can get takeaway food too.
A tiny cafe not far from the house. The baked goods and salads are truly delicious. Scrumptious sausage rolls and vegetarian rolls.
Honest kitchen
A tiny cafe not far from the house. The baked goods and salads are truly delicious. Scrumptious sausage rolls and vegetarian rolls.
This is a lovely place down by the waterside near the Town Hall to go for coffee especially the morning ....
Corrib House Tea Rooms & Guest Accommodation
3 Waterside
This is a lovely place down by the waterside near the Town Hall to go for coffee especially the morning ....
It is lovely to wander around this market beside St Nicholas church on a Saturday morning. Pop into Sheridans cheesemongers while you are there for their amazing selection of cheeses
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Galway Market
7 Lombard St
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It is lovely to wander around this market beside St Nicholas church on a Saturday morning. Pop into Sheridans cheesemongers while you are there for their amazing selection of cheeses
This family owned shop is in the middle of Shop Street. It is full of delicious treats downstairs and then you can pop upstairs afterwards for breakfast or lunch (if you can get a seat!)
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McCambridge's Of Galway Ltd
38-39 Shop St
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This family owned shop is in the middle of Shop Street. It is full of delicious treats downstairs and then you can pop upstairs afterwards for breakfast or lunch (if you can get a seat!)
If it is a nice day this is one of my favourite places to sit outside and watch the world go by. Its just across the bridge from Jurys hotel and looking across to the Claddagh
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Gourmet Tart Company
5A Raven Terrace
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If it is a nice day this is one of my favourite places to sit outside and watch the world go by. Its just across the bridge from Jurys hotel and looking across to the Claddagh
Very popular restaurant. Beautiful decor. Book for dinner. Long queue for Sunday brunch!
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Kai Restaurant
22 Sea Rd
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Very popular restaurant. Beautiful decor. Book for dinner. Long queue for Sunday brunch!
If you would like an afternoon tea in glamorous surroundings this is the place to be! This hotel is beside the eye cinema so they also do a very good movie and meal deal
The g Hotel & Spa
If you would like an afternoon tea in glamorous surroundings this is the place to be! This hotel is beside the eye cinema so they also do a very good movie and meal deal
If you are going to the Eye cinema in the morning, afternoon or early evening this is a very good place to have a bite to eat- it is right beside the cinema
The G Counter
If you are going to the Eye cinema in the morning, afternoon or early evening this is a very good place to have a bite to eat- it is right beside the cinema
How about dinner in an original Orient Express carriage set in the grounds of this lovely 5 star hotel with a super 9 hole golfcourse
Glenlo Abbey Hotel
How about dinner in an original Orient Express carriage set in the grounds of this lovely 5 star hotel with a super 9 hole golfcourse
Scrumptious cakes. Also a coffee shop serving lunch from 12
Goyas Bakery
3 Kirwan's Ln
Scrumptious cakes. Also a coffee shop serving lunch from 12
Famed for its fish and chips, eat in or take out
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McDonagh's
22 Quay St
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Famed for its fish and chips, eat in or take out
This is a lovely village cafe in the middle of Barna. A good stop for coffee, breakfast or lunch
Nourish Coffee, Barna, Galway
9 Barna Rd
This is a lovely village cafe in the middle of Barna. A good stop for coffee, breakfast or lunch
Italian restaurant also serving Italian tapas in the restored Bridge Mills by the riverside
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IL Vicolo
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Italian restaurant also serving Italian tapas in the restored Bridge Mills by the riverside
Excellent Spanish tapas
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Cava Bodega
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Excellent Spanish tapas
Very good Italian family restaurant in Salthill village
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L'Osteria Da Roberta
161 Upper Salthill
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Very good Italian family restaurant in Salthill village
Newly opened and very good Indian food
Spiced Barna Asian Fusion
Newly opened and very good Indian food
Parks & Nature
This is a beautiful little park along the seafront in Salthill
Circle of Life Commemorative Garden
This is a beautiful little park along the seafront in Salthill
Safe beach just a couple of miles away
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Silverstrand Beach
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Safe beach just a couple of miles away
This is lovely for a stroll through the woods and if you have children in tow you can reward them with playing pitches or a playground at the back of the woods afterwards. Locals also use the pitches and trails as a running area or to bring dogs for walks. About a 5 minute drive from the house.
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Barna Woods
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This is lovely for a stroll through the woods and if you have children in tow you can reward them with playing pitches or a playground at the back of the woods afterwards. Locals also use the pitches and trails as a running area or to bring dogs for walks. About a 5 minute drive from the house.
This is a beautiful calm place to bring children and adults love it too. It is a celtic garden representing ancient festivals and is unique. There is a good cafe at the entrance.
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Brigit's Garden & Café
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This is a beautiful calm place to bring children and adults love it too. It is a celtic garden representing ancient festivals and is unique. There is a good cafe at the entrance.
This is a must visit park. There is a walkway up Diamond Hill where the views are spectacular. Have a scone in the cafe, the last time I was there they were delicious. It is not far from Kylemore Abbey if that is on your list
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Connemara National Park
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This is a must visit park. There is a walkway up Diamond Hill where the views are spectacular. Have a scone in the cafe, the last time I was there they were delicious. It is not far from Kylemore Abbey if that is on your list
Glorious! An iconic Connemara sight not to be missed!
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Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
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Glorious! An iconic Connemara sight not to be missed!
An absolutely beautiful beach, if you only go to one pick this one, the views are spectacular. You can walk the beach, go over the headland and then find another glorious beach. Heaven.
Gurteen Bay Caravan & Camping Park
An absolutely beautiful beach, if you only go to one pick this one, the views are spectacular. You can walk the beach, go over the headland and then find another glorious beach. Heaven.
If you are out in Clifden it is worth putting aside an hour or so to do this very interesting guided walk
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Alcock and Brown landing site
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If you are out in Clifden it is worth putting aside an hour or so to do this very interesting guided walk
You can get the boat from Cleggan, just north of Clifden to this fabulous island. Walk or hire bikes and cycle around the island. Food available in the hotels near the pier.
Inishbofin
You can get the boat from Cleggan, just north of Clifden to this fabulous island. Walk or hire bikes and cycle around the island. Food available in the hotels near the pier.
This is another lovely beach. You can go for a walk along the seafront and then down the back of the village to the pier.
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Spiddal
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This is another lovely beach. You can go for a walk along the seafront and then down the back of the village to the pier.
Another lovely beach not far from the house and you can get Food at Padraicins restaurant just beside the beach. One of my favourite places to sit and have a morning coffee
Furbo (Uduras na Gael)
Another lovely beach not far from the house and you can get Food at Padraicins restaurant just beside the beach. One of my favourite places to sit and have a morning coffee
Arts & Culture
Tony Award winning Theatre
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Druid Theatre Company
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Tony Award winning Theatre
There is always something on here, check out the programme online at tht.ie. In the winter the Galway film society show their films on Sunday nights
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Town Hall Theatre
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There is always something on here, check out the programme online at tht.ie. In the winter the Galway film society show their films on Sunday nights
This beautiful church runs a music programme all summer. Choose from classical, folk or trad. Check it out when you are in town
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St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church
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This beautiful church runs a music programme all summer. Choose from classical, folk or trad. Check it out when you are in town
An interesting stop beside the Spanish Arch with a good cafe attached
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Galway City Museum
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An interesting stop beside the Spanish Arch with a good cafe attached
Essentials
This supermarket is very well stocked. It has a range of takeaway foods and a deli.Stocks cakes from some of the bakeries in town. Also there is an Italian counter selling pizza and other Italian goodies.
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Joyce's Supermarket Knocknacarra
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This supermarket is very well stocked. It has a range of takeaway foods and a deli.Stocks cakes from some of the bakeries in town. Also there is an Italian counter selling pizza and other Italian goodies.
Telephone number 091-591615
Seacrest Surgery
0 Seacrest
Telephone number 091-591615
Telephone 091-524222
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University Hospital Galway
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Telephone 091-524222
This branch is very near the house
ALDI
This branch is very near the house
Large grocery store very near the house, also selling clothes and household goods.
Dunnes Stores
Large grocery store very near the house, also selling clothes and household goods.
You are usually seen very quickly in the Emergency Department of this hospital. Tel. 091-758000
Galway Clinic
You are usually seen very quickly in the Emergency Department of this hospital. Tel. 091-758000
A very good butchers just down the road from the house in the Westside Shopping centre.
Divillys Leading Butchers Limited
A very good butchers just down the road from the house in the Westside Shopping centre.
Drinks & Nightlife
If you want to go out for the drinks, music and club scene Quay Street is where it is all happening
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Quay Street
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If you want to go out for the drinks, music and club scene Quay Street is where it is all happening
There is music here every night of the week and a very lively bar
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Monroe's Live
14 Dominick Street Upper
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There is music here every night of the week and a very lively bar
A great bar which puts on some fantastic music gigs. Check it out online at roisindubh.net
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Róisín Dubh
9 Dominick Street Upper
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A great bar which puts on some fantastic music gigs. Check it out online at roisindubh.net
Probably Galways most famous pub, it is particularly nice for a drink on a Saturday afernoon. There are regular trad sessions. Lots of nooks and crannies - and open fires in winter.
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Tigh Neachtain
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Probably Galways most famous pub, it is particularly nice for a drink on a Saturday afernoon. There are regular trad sessions. Lots of nooks and crannies - and open fires in winter.
This bar also serves really good food
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Massimo Bar Galway
10 William Street West
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This bar also serves really good food
If you want a hopping atmosphere this is the place to be! Right in the centre of town
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The Front Door
3 High Street, Latin Quarter
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If you want a hopping atmosphere this is the place to be! Right in the centre of town
A huge and legendary bar in Galway. You can sit outside and watch the world go by. There's late night music upstairs
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The Quays Bar and Restaurant
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A huge and legendary bar in Galway. You can sit outside and watch the world go by. There's late night music upstairs
Fabulous for wine and cheese
Sheridans Wine Bar & Shop
14 Church Yard St
Fabulous for wine and cheese
A traditional bar on High Street, quieter and easier to have a chat if thats what you fancy
Freeney's Bar
19 High St
A traditional bar on High Street, quieter and easier to have a chat if thats what you fancy
Entertainment & Activities
Go straight down the road from the house towards the sea and you will come to Salthill promenade and the diving boards at Blackrock. This is an extremely popular walk with locals and visitors. You can continue all the way in to Galway city. It is dotted with beaches all the way. At the other end of the prom you can walk out to Mutton Island or you can continue to the Claddagh and feed the swans. There is a childrens playground about half way along, near the Acquarium.
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Salthill
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Go straight down the road from the house towards the sea and you will come to Salthill promenade and the diving boards at Blackrock. This is an extremely popular walk with locals and visitors. You can continue all the way in to Galway city. It is dotted with beaches all the way. At the other end of the prom you can walk out to Mutton Island or you can continue to the Claddagh and feed the swans. There is a childrens playground about half way along, near the Acquarium.
Acquarium on the promenade, good for children on a rainy day! There is an adjoining gift shop and cafe.
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Galway Atlantaquaria, National Aquarium of Ireland
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Acquarium on the promenade, good for children on a rainy day! There is an adjoining gift shop and cafe.
This is a leisure complex on the prom with a swimmingpool, crazy golf, cafe, etc and there is an amusement park next door. In the summer "Trad on the Prom" runs here and if you want to see the very best in Irish dance (world champions) and music then dont miss it!
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Leisure Land
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This is a leisure complex on the prom with a swimmingpool, crazy golf, cafe, etc and there is an amusement park next door. In the summer "Trad on the Prom" runs here and if you want to see the very best in Irish dance (world champions) and music then dont miss it!
This is an indoor facility very near the house with 10 different sporting challenges for kids aged 8 and upwards. Great for a rainy day! Next door is Monkey Business which is an indoor play area for smaller kids with slides, climbing frames, bouncy castles, etc
Pure Skill
This is an indoor facility very near the house with 10 different sporting challenges for kids aged 8 and upwards. Great for a rainy day! Next door is Monkey Business which is an indoor play area for smaller kids with slides, climbing frames, bouncy castles, etc
Bowling alley in this centre beside the Headford road shopping centre.. It also has a small play area for kids at the front as well as other games and a sandwich bar
Planet Entertainment Centre
Bowling alley in this centre beside the Headford road shopping centre.. It also has a small play area for kids at the front as well as other games and a sandwich bar
This is at the back of the G hotel. There is a coffee bar and a drinks bar as well as the usual popcorn and cinema fare. They do a movie and meal deal in conjunction with the G hotel, booking is necessary. Alternatively you can have very good food at the G Counter across the car park.
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Eye Cinema Galway
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This is at the back of the G hotel. There is a coffee bar and a drinks bar as well as the usual popcorn and cinema fare. They do a movie and meal deal in conjunction with the G hotel, booking is necessary. Alternatively you can have very good food at the G Counter across the car park.
This cinema is across the road from the Headford Road shopping centre. It has a McDonalds next door.
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IMC Cinema Galway
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This cinema is across the road from the Headford Road shopping centre. It has a McDonalds next door.
This is a big facility for children with a pet farm, huge indoor play area with bouncy slides etc, outdoor area with go carts obatacle courses, playground, sandpit. You can also get some food and drinks. Kids love it.
Loughwell Farm Park
This is a big facility for children with a pet farm, huge indoor play area with bouncy slides etc, outdoor area with go carts obatacle courses, playground, sandpit. You can also get some food and drinks. Kids love it.
Great fun for all the family here with Lasertag, paintball, archery, orienteering and disc golf set in acres of bog and forestry. It is just a few miles from the house
Eile Mental Activity Park
Great fun for all the family here with Lasertag, paintball, archery, orienteering and disc golf set in acres of bog and forestry. It is just a few miles from the house
Superb golf course about a mile from the house. Food available in the clubhouse upstairs.
Galway Golf Club
Superb golf course about a mile from the house. Food available in the clubhouse upstairs.
Tennis club just a few hundred metres from the house
Galway Lawn Tennis Club
Tennis club just a few hundred metres from the house
Go horseriding on the beach in this village just north of Clifden
Cleggan Beach Riding Centre
Go horseriding on the beach in this village just north of Clifden
Fabulous 9 hole golf course overlooking Lough Corrib. Driving range and golf coaching also available. Have lunch in the adjoining 5 star Gelnlo Abbey hotel
Glenlo Abbey Golf Club
Fabulous 9 hole golf course overlooking Lough Corrib. Driving range and golf coaching also available. Have lunch in the adjoining 5 star Gelnlo Abbey hotel
Sightseeing
If you are driving out to Connemara stop here at the very least for a coffee and scone or a drink by the fire. There are lovely walks in the grounds
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Ballynahinch Castle
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If you are driving out to Connemara stop here at the very least for a coffee and scone or a drink by the fire. There are lovely walks in the grounds
The green dome of this cathedral dominates the Galway skyline. A nice way to get there is to walk along the river walk - beside Jurys hotel at the end of Quay Street turn right onto the riverwalk, continue on as far as the Salmon Weir bridge then turn left on the bridge and the cathedral is just across the bridge.
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Galway Cathedral
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The green dome of this cathedral dominates the Galway skyline. A nice way to get there is to walk along the river walk - beside Jurys hotel at the end of Quay Street turn right onto the riverwalk, continue on as far as the Salmon Weir bridge then turn left on the bridge and the cathedral is just across the bridge.
Cruise on Lough Corrib for beautiful views. Departs from Woodquay in the City
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Corrib Princess
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Cruise on Lough Corrib for beautiful views. Departs from Woodquay in the City
Very popular day trips to the Aran Islands in Galway Bay
Aran Island Ferries Ros a' Mhíl Terminal
Very popular day trips to the Aran Islands in Galway Bay