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Guidebook for Galway

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Guidebook for Galway

Drinks & Nightlife
Great atmosphere and live music.
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An Púcán
11 Forster St
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Great atmosphere and live music.
Stunning bar and restaurant in beautiful art deco building. Great bottomless brunch and cocktails.
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Tribeton
3 Merchants Rd Lower
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Stunning bar and restaurant in beautiful art deco building. Great bottomless brunch and cocktails.
Great atmosphere, fun bar. Also check out the Tigh Nora gin bar at the back of The Front Door.
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The Front Door
3 High Street, Latin Quarter
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Great atmosphere, fun bar. Also check out the Tigh Nora gin bar at the back of The Front Door.
Iconic Galway bar often hosting some of the most talented local musicians. A definite must visit!
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Tigh Neachtain
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Iconic Galway bar often hosting some of the most talented local musicians. A definite must visit!
Historic, traditional Galway bar with a great beer garden and atmosphere.
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O'Connells
8 Eyre Square
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Historic, traditional Galway bar with a great beer garden and atmosphere.
Bar and live music venue with some of the best traditional Irish music sessions on twice a day year round.
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Tig Coili
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Bar and live music venue with some of the best traditional Irish music sessions on twice a day year round.
Unique, old style pub with sawdust on the floor, crammed with antiques and bric-a-brac. Regular live music. Ed Sheeran even filmed part of his Galway Girl music video here!
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O'Connor's Famous Pub
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Unique, old style pub with sawdust on the floor, crammed with antiques and bric-a-brac. Regular live music. Ed Sheeran even filmed part of his Galway Girl music video here!
Food Scene
Casual and cool pizza restaurant serving amazing pizza by friendly, accommodating, fun staff.
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The Dough Bros
24 Upper Abbeygate Street
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Casual and cool pizza restaurant serving amazing pizza by friendly, accommodating, fun staff.
Famous Galway deli (great takeaway soup / sandwiches / salads / coffee), restaurant and fine food shop, selling the best local (and international) produce.
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McCambridge's Of Galway Ltd
38-39 Shop St
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Famous Galway deli (great takeaway soup / sandwiches / salads / coffee), restaurant and fine food shop, selling the best local (and international) produce.
Cosy bar / restaurant serving top quality food.
Blake's Bar
25 Eglinton St
Cosy bar / restaurant serving top quality food.
One of Galway's most iconic restaurants, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, located a few minutes walk from the townhouse.
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Ard Bia at Nimmos
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One of Galway's most iconic restaurants, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, located a few minutes walk from the townhouse.
Chain of coffee / sandwich / salad / pastry shops - great for delicious food on the go.
Gourmet Tart Company
5 Abbeygate Street Lower
Chain of coffee / sandwich / salad / pastry shops - great for delicious food on the go.
Superb Spanish restaurant with great selection of delicious tapas and wine.
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Cava Bodega
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Superb Spanish restaurant with great selection of delicious tapas and wine.
Definitely a hidden gem in Galway and one of our favourite places for lunch or tea / coffee and a slice of delicious cake. It's a few minutes from the City Centre but well worth the extra 5 or 6 minutes walk.
Corrib House Tea Rooms & Guest Accommodation
3 Waterside
Definitely a hidden gem in Galway and one of our favourite places for lunch or tea / coffee and a slice of delicious cake. It's a few minutes from the City Centre but well worth the extra 5 or 6 minutes walk.
New, quirky Mexican inspired take-away / casual dining spot. Serves the best tacos and burritos in Galway.
Vocho
19 Forster St
New, quirky Mexican inspired take-away / casual dining spot. Serves the best tacos and burritos in Galway.
Shopping
Wide variety of stalls selling everything from local art to food produce to craft goods. Well worth checking out!
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Galway Market
7 Lombard St
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Wide variety of stalls selling everything from local art to food produce to craft goods. Well worth checking out!
Quaint second hand book shop, carrying a huge selection of books and some stationary. Won a Best Independent Shop in Ireland award.
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Charlie Byrne's Bookshop
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Quaint second hand book shop, carrying a huge selection of books and some stationary. Won a Best Independent Shop in Ireland award.
Beautiful department store, selling mid to high end fashion, accessories and costmetics. Worth a wander at least.
Brown Thomas Galway
1-29 William St
Beautiful department store, selling mid to high end fashion, accessories and costmetics. Worth a wander at least.
Store selling Irish designed art, crafts and fashion.
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Kilkenny Shop
7 High St
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Store selling Irish designed art, crafts and fashion.
Specifically the beautiful, new 2 Wild Geese store which sells local art prints, homeware, and ceramics, all designed and created by people in the local Galway area. This store opened with the goal of giving local designers and crafts people a route to a market, and offering beautiful, locally-made products to shoppers in Galway. My new favourite shop!
Corbett Court Shopping Centre
8/9 Williamsgate St
Specifically the beautiful, new 2 Wild Geese store which sells local art prints, homeware, and ceramics, all designed and created by people in the local Galway area. This store opened with the goal of giving local designers and crafts people a route to a market, and offering beautiful, locally-made products to shoppers in Galway. My new favourite shop!
Arts & Culture
A couple of minutes walk from the townhouse, the Museum is well worth a visit to check out objects of cultural heritage related to the City of Galway. It also has a lovely café.
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Museu da Cidade Galway
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A couple of minutes walk from the townhouse, the Museum is well worth a visit to check out objects of cultural heritage related to the City of Galway. It also has a lovely café.
Local theatre showing various plays, shows, etc. Check out www.tht.ie for their current schedule.
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Town Hall Theatre
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Local theatre showing various plays, shows, etc. Check out www.tht.ie for their current schedule.
Getting Around
Coach station for inter city coach / bus services Citylink (servicing Dublin City, Dublin Airport and Limerick City) and Go Bus (servicing Dublin City, Dublin Airport and Cork City). Station has an indoor waiting area, a take-away coffee / sandwich counter, bathrooms and public car parking facilities.
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Galway Coach Station - Seán Duggan Centre
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Coach station for inter city coach / bus services Citylink (servicing Dublin City, Dublin Airport and Limerick City) and Go Bus (servicing Dublin City, Dublin Airport and Cork City). Station has an indoor waiting area, a take-away coffee / sandwich counter, bathrooms and public car parking facilities.
Train station for Irish Rail national train service.
Galway Train Station
Train station for Irish Rail national train service.
One of a 22 bike stations around Galway. Download the Coca-Cola Zero Bikes App for information on station locations, bike / stand availability and route availability.
Coca-Cola Zero Bikes
One of a 22 bike stations around Galway. Download the Coca-Cola Zero Bikes App for information on station locations, bike / stand availability and route availability.
Parks & Nature
The Salthill Promenade is a c. 3km promenade overlooking Galway Bay, about 20 minutes walk from the townhouse. It is the ideal place for a walk / run to blow away the cobwebs after a night out! Check out the Blackrock Diving Tower where you will see weather-hardy locals swimming and diving in all conditions.
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Salthill
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The Salthill Promenade is a c. 3km promenade overlooking Galway Bay, about 20 minutes walk from the townhouse. It is the ideal place for a walk / run to blow away the cobwebs after a night out! Check out the Blackrock Diving Tower where you will see weather-hardy locals swimming and diving in all conditions.
Connemara National Park covers approx. 2,000 hectares of scenic mountains, expanses of bogs, heaths, grasslands and woodlands.
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Parque Nacional de Connemera
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Connemara National Park covers approx. 2,000 hectares of scenic mountains, expanses of bogs, heaths, grasslands and woodlands.
Sightseeing
Largest medieval parish church in Ireland in continuous use as a place of worship. Parts of the church date from 1320 although there are also indications that the church was built on the ruins of an earlier structure. Check out the Galway Market nearby if visiting on a Saturday.
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St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church
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Largest medieval parish church in Ireland in continuous use as a place of worship. Parts of the church date from 1320 although there are also indications that the church was built on the ruins of an earlier structure. Check out the Galway Market nearby if visiting on a Saturday.
One of the largest and most dominating buildings in Galway. It is built on the site of the former City jail and features a 145 ft dome.
Galway Cathedral
One of the largest and most dominating buildings in Galway. It is built on the site of the former City jail and features a 145 ft dome.
One of the finest medieval streets in Galway, containing many relics of 16th and 17th century. It is located within the the original city walls in what is now known as The Latin Quarter. Now home to many bohemian style cafes, bars, craft shops and the upmarket, excellent Kirwan's Lane restaurant. Goyas is also well worth a visit, particularly for their delicious cakes.
Kirwan's Lane
One of the finest medieval streets in Galway, containing many relics of 16th and 17th century. It is located within the the original city walls in what is now known as The Latin Quarter. Now home to many bohemian style cafes, bars, craft shops and the upmarket, excellent Kirwan's Lane restaurant. Goyas is also well worth a visit, particularly for their delicious cakes.