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Things to Do in Galway

Explore the highlights of Galway city and County Galway from the central spot of the House hotel!

Tour departs from outside Galway City Museum

Local Attractions:

Galway Atlantaquaria
View fresh and sea water species from the waters surrounding Galway city. 
www.nationalaquarium.ie

Galway City Museum
Situated just beside the House hotel, the Galway City Museum houses exhibitions which explore aspects of the history and heritage of Galway city.
www.galwaycitymuseum.ie

Galway Cathedral
Galway Cathedral is one of the largest and most impressive buildings in the city. 
www.galwaycathedral.org

Nora Barnacle House 
The Nora Barnacle House is a small private museum faithfully restored to its former character. Open to the public during the summer months with guides available to show you around this special piece of Irish history.
www.norabarnacle.com

Quay Street
Just around the corner from the House hotel is the heart of Galway city’s life – Quay Street. This picturesque street offers food, drink and good old Irish fun day and night.

Salthill Promenade
Two miles of promenade overlooking Galway Bay with spectacular views of Clare and the Burren – enjoy a romantic stroll or a revitalising jog with some of the best city views.

Spanish Arch
The Spanish Arch is located just around the corner from our hotel in Galway city centre and was used as a lookout post to warn of any danger coming from the sea. It is thought to be part of the medieval city wall and is the location where the River Corrib meets Galway Bay.

St Nicholas’ Collegiate Church 
The Collegiate Church of St. Nicholas is the largest medieval parish church in Ireland in continuous use as a place of worship at the heart of Galway’s life. Amongst the visitors to St Nicholas’ over the centuries the most famous is probably Christopher Columbus who prayed here during a visit to Galway in 1477.
www.stnicholas.ie

Adventure

Bow Waves Sail and Powerboat Training 
www.bowwaves.com

The Killary Adventure Company 
www.killary.com

Rusheen Bay Windsurfing School 
www.rusheenbay.com

Angling

Blue Water Fishing 
www.seafishingireland.net

Delphi Lodge and Fishery 
www.delphilodge.ie

Camillaun Angling Centre 
www.camillaun.com

Cycling

Europa Bicycles 
www.westirelandcycling.com

Connemara Walking & Cycling Centre 
www.walkingireland.com

CycleWest Ireland 
www.cyclewest.com

Golf

Galway Golf Club 
www.galwaygolf.com

Barna Golf and Country Club 
www.bearnagolfclub.com

Greyhound Races

Galway Greyhound Stadium 
www.igb.ie

Horse Riding & Racing
 
Rusheen Riding Centre 
www.galwayhorseriding.com

Galway Racecourse 
www.galwayraces.com

Connemara Pony Breeders Society Heritage Centre 
www.cpbs.ie

Night Clubs

Halo
http://www.halonightclub.com/

Electric Garden & Theatre
http://www.electricgalway.com/

Karma Nightclub
www.karma.ie

Shopping

Charlie Byrne Bookshop 
www.charliebyrne.com

Eason’s 
www.eason.ie

Brown Thomas 
www.brownthomas.ie

Marks and Spencer (M&S) 
www.marksandspencer.com

Dunnes Stores
www.dunnesstores.ie

Claddagh & Celtic Jewellery 
www.claddaghandceltic.com

Connemara Marble Industries 
www.connemaramarble.net

Galway Irish Crystal Heritage Centre 
www.galwaycrystal.ie

Kilkenny Shop
www.kilkennyshop.com

Jewellery

Claddagh & Celtic Jewellery 
www.claddaghandceltic.com

Claddagh Jewellers 
www.thecladdagh.com

Hartmann’s
www.hartmanns.ie
The House Hotel
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Spanish Parade Latin Quarter, Galway City Centre, Ireland Ireland
091 538900
from €99 per room