1. The Spanish Arch
The Spanish Arch is located in the heart of Galway and is central to all cultural and sporting events taking place in the City. The Spanish Arch was originally a 16th-century bastion added to the town's walls to prevent looting. Today the Spanish Arch is the focal point of many of cultural events that take place in Galway City. On a warm day
the Spanish arch becomes the meeting spot for tourists and locals alike. The Spanish Arch is a stone throw away from the Galway City Museum
, Quay Street, walking tours, the Claddagh museum
2. The Aran Islands
The Aran Islands
offer breathtaking views of the Twelve Pins mountains, the Connemara coast and the Cliffs of Mother
. The Aran Islands
truly are a time capsule where you are free to explore monastic remains, ancient forts which include the breathtaking experience of putting your head over the cliff face of Dun Aonghusa. There is a wide variety of wildlife and grasslands some that can only be found on the west coast of Ireland.
3. The Burren
The Burren is a dramatic Karsk
Landscape created by erosion of limestone rock. The landscape is marked by Limestone pavement, Calcareous grassland, Hazel Scrub, Ash/Hazel woodland, turlough, lakes, petrifying springs, Cliffs, and ferns. The Burren is only an hours drive from Galway with tours available from Lally tours
and Galway Tours
from Galway City.
4. Go To The Beach
Galway has a number of stunning beaches dotted around the coastline. On the CityLink blog we made a list of our top 5 beaches in Galway. The top 5 beaches were Dogs Bay, Tra Na mBan, Silver Stran Beach, Salthill Beach & Kilmurvey Beach.
When the temperatures soar Galwegians flock to the Black Rock diving tower located on the Salthill promenade to jump into the Atlantic ocean. The Salthill promenade features restaurants and entertainment. Even if jumping from a height into the Atlantic isn't your thing you can sit back an enjoy the show.