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What to do in Galway or what to see for a day out?

  • 14-06-2011 7:06pm
    Registered Users Posts: 42

    I'm thinking on taking my girlfriend to Galway for a day out but I'm not at all familiar with the area. Is there anything we could do or that we can see while there?


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,388 ✭✭✭inisboffin

    Loads, but all depends what you like an the weather.
    Town itself is lovely for pottering around on a nice day. Great bookshops, afternoon sessions (again if you are driving, some pubs are nicer for coffee, others would be more 'drinky' pubs). There's a few arts events coming up too if ye fancy cultural craic! Colours Fringe Festival (in Kelly's Bar and the Uni mostly I think), the film fleadh, and then the Arts Festival. All of those have daytime events.

    Can ye make a night of it? Drive out to Connemara in the day and come back and do some stuff in the city later. Again - totally depends what ye're into

  • Posts: 5,121 ✭✭✭ [Deleted User]

    The aquarium in Salthill is pretty cool.

  • Registered Users Posts: 566 ✭✭✭seriouslysweet

    Drive to Kylemore or go to the Aran Islands?

  • Registered Users Posts: 147 ✭✭loser2old4board

    A boat trip on the Corrib Princess.
    A slow walk from Woodquay to Nimmo's Pier
    following the river walks.
    A walk on the Prom out in Salthill.

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1 Jane Mullins

    I would defo say take a trip to Connemara and Kylmore Abbey the drive would be lovely well if you can find a nice dry day, When are you planning to come to galway?

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  • Registered Users Posts: 42 darraghm92

    Thanks for all your ideas, will look into all of them. I'm planning on going around the 27/28th of june

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,218 ✭✭✭bonzodog2

    If you end up going for a drive, Cong, in Mayo, is nice, also Leenane, Ireland's only fiord IIRC

  • Registered Users Posts: 81,220 ✭✭✭✭biko

    Aye, Leenane is nice.
    This is probably better if you're staying the night in Westport but this is the scenic route from Galway to Westport, 2.5 hours one way.