There are not many places in Galway that you would prefer to be if the sun is shining! Salthill Promenade (or The Prom as the locals refers to it!) is one of Galway’s favourite locations & is an enjoable short walk from The House Hotel.
Located on the northern inner shore of Galway Bay, Galway city is located to the East, and the Aran Islands are out to the West. There’san old expression which goes, "when you see Aran and the Clare hills it’s a sign of rain and when you can’t see them, it’s actually raining!"
The Irish for Salthill is ‘Bóthar na Trá’, which literally means ‘the road by the sea’. The main road west to Connemara was ‘An Bóthar Ard’ (‘the high road’) or Taylor’s Hill as it is known today. Two hundred years ago, the Salthill area was mostly agricultural land around a small village occupied mostly by fishermen.
Now Salthill is home to many famous pubs and restaurantsand has number Galway hotels. Ed Sheeran increased Salthill’s popularity by recording a song ‘Galway Girl’ and filming the video in the local O’Connor’s Bar.