Explore the highlights of Galway city and County Galway from the central spot of the House hotel!
Tribes Alive Tour
Fancy an exciting living history journey through the medieval heart of Galway which offers an authentic, fun and interactive insight into the city's rich cultural heritage and people? Then don't miss Tribes Alive, an enchanting 70 minute dramatic walk though the winding medieval streets of Galway's Latin Quarter.
Presented in an engaging and humorous way, this tour will take participants on an enchanting journey back in time. Featuring local actors, the tour visits nine of the city's most historic landmarks including Spanish Arch, Blake's Tower, Kirwan's lane, St Nicholas' Collegiate Church and The Hall of the Red Earl.
With two performances per day and private tours available by arrangement, this unique tour based on historical fact and humorous observation brings to life great Galway stories, larger than life Galway characters and historical Galway events.
Monday to Friday, 2.30pm & 5.30pm
Tickets €10. Accompanied U-14s are free.
Tour departs from outside Galway City Museum
View fresh and sea water species from the waters surrounding Galway city.
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.
Galway Cathedral is one of the largest and most impressive buildings in the city.
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.
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.
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.
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.