When you visit Galway you may also be interested in doing stuff that costs little or no money. Here are just a few suggestions.
When you arrive in Galway and get settled in you can then take time to appreciate it's magical atmosphere. Begin by taking in the beauty of this local beauty spot just a stones throw from Galway City centre. Enjoy the fresh air, charm of Galway Bay and take in the lovely views of the Burren in County Clare.
Old Medieval Galway
Take a walk around the city and you will see remains of Galway’s history in its buildings such as the Hall of the Red Earl, St Nicholas’s Church, Lynch’s Castle and restored parts of the original city walls.
Galway City Museum & Spanish Arch
Located beside the river Corrib the city museum offers lots to the visitor. Beside the museum is the Spanish Arch built in 1584 and stands adjacent to part remains of the old city walls. In front of the Spanish Arch and opposite Jury's Hotel is a monument to Christopher Columbus. It commemorates the 500th anniversary of the voyage to the New World and the visit of Columbus to Galway in 1477.
Situated close to the University on the banks of the Corrib this Cathedral was dedicated in 1965 and built on the grounds of the former city prison.
Located on the left bank of the river Corrib, Galway's Latin Quarter has some of the city's quirkiest shops, bars and eateries. Spend some of your time exploring and taking in the cultural heart of the city.
Traditional Irish Music
Galway city is a major centre for traditional Irish music. The traditional group De Dannan were based in Galway. Traditional and contemporary music can be heard at numerous locations around the city. Among the more notable are The Crane Bar on Sea Road, Tigh Neachtáin Quay Street and Róisín Dubh on Lower Dominic Street.