Places of Interest

Places of Interest in Galway City

Places of Interest in Galway City

Galway City Cathedral
Galway Cathedral is the seat of the Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Galway, Kilmacduagh & Kilfenora. The word “cathedral” is derived from the Greek “kathedra”, meaning a seat; and indeed this seat is to be found within the sanctuary of the Cathedral.The Cathedral of Galway was dedicated on 15 August 1965, and as such is the youngest of Europe’s great stone cathedrals. it is dedicated to Our Lady Assumed into Heaven and Saint Nicholas. Galway Cathedral,

Tel: 563577


Lynch’s Castle
At the junction of Shop Street and Upper Abbeygate Street is Lynch’s Castle, a 16th century castle which was heavily altered in 1966 when it was converted into a bank. The exterior preserves some of the few remaining Irish gargoyles as well as the arms of Henry VII, the Lynch family and the Fitzgerald’s of Kildare. The stonework of the windows is of good quality. In the ground floor, historical material dealing with the castle is displayed. A doorway and first-floor window of one of the many fine 16th and 17th century houses which adorned the city has been re-erected in isolation on the north side of Eyre Square. It belonged to a house of the Browne family which formerly stood in Lower Abbeygate Street. Shop Street,

Tel: 093 52467 / 087 2941396


Galway City Musem
Galway City Museum’s exhibitions include: Routes to the Past (Prehistoric Galway); Galway Within the Walls (Medieval Galway); Pádraic Ó Conaire: the Man and the Statue; Lamb in Connemara (Paintings by Charles Lamb); Dance Hall Days; Cinema in Galway; the Arts in Galway; and Galway & the Wars of Empire. The Museum is situated behind the famous Spanish Arch, overlooking the River Corrib and the ancient Claddagh village. Spanish Parade,

Tel: 091 532460


The Kenny Gallery
The Kenny Gallery have been selling original works of art for over half a century. Situated in Galway, in the West of Ireland, The Kenny Gallery specialise in Contemporary Irish Art, exhibits the work of 19th and 20th century artists, and frequently hosts exhibitions by visiting artists from Europe and the United States. The gallery organises some eighteen solo and group exhibitions each year, including retrospectives, and we actively promote emerging talent. Over the years we have showcased the work of emerging Irish artists, many of whom have become household names. The works of Jack Yeats, Paul Henry, Sean Keating, George Campbell, Louis le Brocquy, Andy Warhol, Salvador Dalí Sidney Nolan and many others have gone through the doors of Kenny’s. Liosbán Retail Park,
Tuam Road,

Tel: 091 709350


Galway Greyhound Stadium
Galway Greyhound Stadium is Galway’s premier night time entertainment venue. Following a major €6m facilities investment, this modern and sophisticated racetrack features top class restaurants and bars and brings you an exciting racing programme every Thursday, Friday & Saturday night, with racing from 7.00p.m. Just 5 minutes walk from Eyre Square, Galway Greyhound Stadium is a great night out for friends, colleagues and clients alike. An exhilarating atmosphere permeates the stadium and promises an experience that will be remembered for all the right reasons. The fun continues long after the racing finishes with live music and entertainment until 12.30a.m. College Road,

Tel: 1890 269269 / 061 44808

 Places of Interest in the Burren

Places of Interest - Polnabrone Portal Dolmen

Poulnabrone Portal Dolmen
Situated on Karst limestone, in a field east of the Ballyvaughan – Corrofin Road, the Poulnabrone Dolmen is one of Ireland’s more accessable megalithic structures. Ballyvaughan to Corrofin Road,
The Burren,
Co. Clare.


Caherconnell Stone Fort
Caherconnell Stone Fort, situated 1km south of Poulnabrone dolmen in the heart of the Burren Ireland , offers you the opportunity to visit an exceptionally well – preserved example of a stone fort or stone ringfort. Caherconnell,
Co. Clare.

Tel: 065 708 9999


Finavarra Tower
Finavarra Tower is a Martello tower in Finavarra, County Clare, Ireland dating back to 1816. Built during the Napoleanic wars, and situated on Finavarra Point, the tower protected the north-eastern side of Ballyvaughan Bay and the south-western entrance of New Quay harbour from possible attack from France. British military engineers built many such fortifications as signal towers to protect the coast against a French invasion. Most of these towers are oval or round and stand between forty and sixty feet high. Their staircases were incorporated within the walls and the doorway was usually some distance above ground level. Finavarra,
Co. Clare

Places of Interest in Connemara

Places of Interest in Connemara - Connemara National Park

Connemara National Park
Situated in the West of Ireland in County Galway, Connemara National Park covers some 2,957 hectares of scenic mountains, expanses of bogs, heaths, grasslands and woodlands. Some of the Park’s mountains, namely Benbaun, Bencullagh, Benbrack and Muckanaght, are part of the famous Twelve Bens or Beanna Beola range. Connemara National Park was established and opened to the public in 1980. Letterfrack,
Co. Galway.

Tel: 076 100 2528 / 095 41054


Connemara Heritage & History Center
Martin & Nora and their family share the history, heritage, culture & traditions of the Connemara. The Connemara Heritage Center is based around the restored prefamine cottage of Dan O’ Hara who was forced to emigrate in the 1840’s when he was evicted from his home. Guided tours are both entertaining & educational and offer demonstrations of traditional farming activities such as turf cutting, sheep herding, soda bread making on the open fire and other activities & games. Lettershea,
Co. Galway

Tel: 091 21808


Sky Road & Clifden Castle
The Sky Road is a scenic route high above Clifden Bay and promises excellent views on a clear day. Nearer the start of the Sky Road route is Clifden Castle, home to the founder of Clifden. Once at the castle you could have a picnic and also take in the splendour of Clifden Bay. The Sky road itself is about 8 miles, so follow it along and you will loop back to Clifden. Sky Road,
Co. Galway.

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