Local Activities in County Galway

There are Activities for young and old in the Galway area, here are just to name a few:

 

Golf

Galway Bay Golf Resort - Set on 300 acres and designed by former Ryder cup and World cup legend Christy O Connor Jnr this beautiful links championship course of Par 72 stretches to 7308 yds. off the championship Tee’s.

Athenry Golf Club - Athenry Golf Club is a mixture of parkland and heathland built on a limestone base against the backdrop of a large forest giving excellent drainage and remaining playable all year round. The course is located just 5 minutes off the new M6 Dublin to Galway Motorway.

Galway Golf Club, Salthill = Located in the famous seaside resort of Salthill Galway Golf Club offers the discerning visitor a Championship Standard 18 hole Parkland Course with spectacular views over Galway Bay, the Burren and Aran Islands...

Loughrea Golf Club is long recognised as one of the finest Parkland courses in the country. They have a proud tradition of providing a warm welcome to all their visitors and societies.

Golf Academy - Hogan Golf Academy is located in Cregmore Park Golf Club, all standards of golfers are welcome including complete beginners! Clubs supplies if needed. www.cregmorepark.com / www.hogangolfacademy.com

 

Children

Loughwell Farm Park - Indoor & Outdoor Fun for Kids in Galway - they have it all, an Indoor Adventure Playground and a Pet Farm with lots of Outdoor Activities for Children.

Turoe Pet Farm and Leisure Park - offers many opportunities for a fun day out from the nature trial to inflatable city!

Pallas Karting - Here you can be in the driving seat, jostling for pole position in one of the fastest and most exhilarating sports in Ireland today on Europe's largest Karting Centre

 

Sight-Seeing

Wild Atlantic Way Day Tours -The Wild Atlantic Way is Ireland’s new long distance tourism trail along the entire west coast of Ireland from Malin Head on County Donegal’s Inishowen Peninsula in the north to Kinsale, County Cork on the Celtic Sea Coast in the south. The 2500 km (1553 miles) driving route passes through nine counties and three provinces. The Wild Atlantic Way route has it all, from cliff top views with great hikes, to historic cities and picture perfect coastal villages.
Travel with Wild Atlantic Way Day Tours and explore the Galway portion of this breathtaking coastal route. Our Connemara tour travels west from Galway city along the coast of Connemara, while our Cliffs of Moher tour travels south through the Burren and on to the spectacular Cliffs of Moher in County Clare. Tickets are available from reception and a complimentary pick up service on the day of your tour is also available from the Oranmore Lodge Hotel. More informations can be found on Web: www.wildatlanticwaydaytours.com

Hillwalk Tours - A hiking tour where you decide how far to walk each day, and with whom. A hiking tour where the only timetable that matters is your timetable. Here at Hillwalk Tours - Ireland, our goal is to make your hiking trip a happy one. For more information contact them on 091 763994 or visit their website.

 

West Ireland Travel Guide - For full details of what to see and where to go while visiting the west of Ireland, visit the new online West Ireland Travel Guide by My Ireland Tour. Designed to help you get the most out of your visit to the Emerald Isle, the guide covers all of Ireland's best-loved attractions and all its best-kept secrets. My Ireland Tour have been offering Irish tours and vacations since 1989.

Walking Tour of Galway - Have knowledgeable local guides show you the History and Culture of this vibrant medieval city

Galway City Museum - houses exhibitions which explore aspects of the history and heritage of Galway City, focusing on the medieval town, the Claddagh Village ad Galway, 1800-1950

Claddagh Ring Museum - Proudly houses some of the very first claddagh rings

Kylemore Abbey - This is Monastic Home of the Benedictine Order of Nuns in Ireland.

Athenry Heritage Centre - Learn about the spectacular medieval history of the town of Athenry, and explore a recreation of this compact 13th

Coole Park - Follow trails through this beautiful Nature Reserve and learn about Lady Gregory, dramatist & co-founder of the Abbey Theatre.

Dartfield Horse Museum - The only museum in the world dedicated to Irish Horses, Connemara Ponies and Irish Dogs.

Connemara National Park - This park covers some 2,957 hectares of scenic mountains, expanses of bogs, heaths, grasslands and woodlands.

Connemara Tours - There are various bus tours one can take on a day trip to connemara: Aran Direct, ONeachtain Tours or Healy Tours Aran Islands. Each Island has much to offer, breath-taking scenery, ecclesiastical Ruins from early Christian Times, Medieval Castles, Cliffs, Prehistoric Stone Forts and much much more. Aran Island Ferries, go out to the Islands on a regular daily basis or else fly.

Scubadive West - This purpose built, all-weather adventure scuba diving centre is a PADI 5 Star resort and also holds the prestigious National Geographic Dive Centre Rating

The Burren - This is an are of limestone rock covering imposing majestic mountains, and tranquil valleys with gently meandering streams.

The Cliffs of Moher - One of Ireland's top visitor attractions. The Cliffs are 214m high at the highest point and range for 8kilometers over the Atlanic Ocean on the western seaboard of County Clare

The Aillwee Caves - This cave was formed by the glacial melt waters of an early ice age. The erosive power of the waters carved out an subterrainian river deep underneath Aillwee mountain.

Bunratty Castle - The acclaimed 15th century Bunratty Castle and 19th century Bunratty Folk Park

GAA-Throughout Galway there is a wide interest in Hurling and Gaelic Football - whilst in the area why not go to a game!! Whether its a national or local game - Click Here to see if there are any matches coming up.

 

Other Activities

Grey Hound Racing -For a great night out with a difference why not try a night at the dogs

Town Hall Theatre & The Black Box - Always have an extensive mix of theatre, concerts, musicals. dance, film, comedy and familt shoes all year round

Trad on the Prom - This is a contemporary Irish show featuring an electrifying mix of music, song and dance