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Culture & Heritage

Wild Atlantic Way Day Tours
The Wild Atlantic Way is Ireland’s new long distance tourism trail along the entire west coast of Ireland. Travel with Wild Atlantic Way Day Tours and explore the Galway portion of this breathtaking coastal route. Our Connemara tour travels west from Galway city along the coast of Connemara, while our Cliffs of Moher tour travels south through the Burren and on to the spectacular Cliffs of Moher in County Clare. Complimentary pick up service is available from the Galway Bay Hotel
Trad on The Prom
Ireland’s leading show of music, song & dance. Galway Bay Hotel every Sun, Tues & Thurs. Performers from Riverdance, The Chieftains & Lord of the Dance.
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Brigit's Garden
This beautiful Celtic garden offers a magical experience for all with spectacular woodland and wildflower meadows.
Woodville Walled Gardens
Woodville is home to a restored walled kitchen garden along with a museum outlining the fascinating connection to Lady Augusta Gregory at Woodville. Come for a visit to this romantic secret garden in the West of Ireland and enjoy the sights, scents and colours contained within the original stone walls. During your time with us you will be able to see what an important role this historical walled garden once played, supplying the house with vegetables, fruit and flowers all year round.
Icon Kylemore Abbey Kylemore Abbey
Kylemore Abbey and Victorian Walled Garden is known as Ireland’s most romantic castle located in the heart of Connemara Co. Galway. Visit Kylemore Gothic Church and walk through 6 acres of Victorian Walled Garden.
Cnoc Suain
A historical hill village on 200 acres
of pristine wilderness with local Irish culture and nature. (Group bookings only)
Connamara Connemara Heritage Centre
A beautiful family run hill farm and heritage centre where you can see a restored pre-famine cottage, Crannogs, Ringfort and Clochaun. Guided audio visual tours, animals and fun activities and games.
Galway Bay Galway City Museum
Situated in the heart of Galway City on the banks of the River Corrib overlooking the Spanish Arch. This museum showcases a variety of exhibits of Galway’s rich archaeology, heritage and history.
The Kenny Gallery
If you are a lover of art then you will enjoy Kenny’s Gallery which has been selling original works of art for over 70 years. Specializing in contemporary art works with exhibits from the 19th and 20th century artists.
Galway Cathedral
Galway Cathedral was constructed in the late 1950’s. This Cathedral has an impressive variety of Art and is well worth a visit while in Galway.
Cultural Day Trips
Enjoy a great day out in magical Connemara or make the most of stunning views of the Cliffs of Moher.
James Mitchell Museum
We will rock you! This Museum is located in the main quadrangle of the National University of Ireland in Galway City. This Museum contains some 15,000 rock, Mineral and Fossil specimens from all over the world.
Galway Arts Centre
Galway Arts Centre consists of two galleries which have exhibits from artists of local, National and International acclaim. For further information on the Galway Arts Centre please visit their website.
  Glengowla Mines & Working Farm Experience
Buried beneath the Connemara Mountains lies a way of life long abandoned and almost forgotten just waiting for you to explore! Join the Glengowla team on a unique underground tour of Connemara's only show mine. Glengowla is also home to a working farm where you can meet ‘Bob’ the sheep dog, say hello to the Connemara Ponies, pet the lambs and with advanced booking see sheep dog herding and turf cutting demonstrations.
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