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Local Attractions

Galway Museum

Galway City Museum is situated behind the famous Spanish Arch overlooking the Corrib and the ancient Claddagh village.The museum tells the story of Galway City and it surroundings with artwork and objects from the medieval times to the present day.

www.galwaycitymuseum.ie | Phone 091 532460

The Spanish Arch

The Spanish Arch which is located on the banks of the river Corrib was built in 1854. It was originally and extension of the famous city walls designed to protect the quays. The Spanish Arch is in fact a misnomer as there is proven association between the Spanish and Galway and the building of the Arch.

National University of Ireland

NUIG was opened in 1845 as the Queens College Galway, It is one of Irelands foremost centres of academic excellence and caters for over 15,000 students. The University which is a ten minute walk from Galway plays an important role in the cultural life of Galway. It is the venue for many musical, literary and sporting events.

www.nuigalway.ie

Greyhound Racing

A night at the dogs is a great way to spend an unforgettable time with family or friends. The atmosphere, the food , the flutter, the craic and of course the top class racing all combine to ensure you have a night to remember.

www.igb.ie | Phone 091 562273

Nora Barnacles House

Nora Barnacle, wife of James Joyce,is said to have provided the inspiration for the character Molly Bloom in Ulysses. James Joyce was a regular visitor to Galway. The house in which his wife Nora lived is now a small museum. It is open to the public during the Summer. (email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

Galway Continental Christmas Market

For 1 month every year in the build up to Christmas traders from all over Ireland and Europe transform Eyre Square into a Winter Wonderland. Now in it's third year, this years Market promises to be the most visually exciting yet with bedazzling lights and quirky Christmas installations and it will be jam packed with festive treats, artisan food products and Christmas gift ideas from both local and European traders. This year the Market runs from November 22nd to December 22nd 2013. 

http://www.galwaychristmasmarket.ie/

Saturday and Sunday Market

This market takes place every weekend beside St Nicholas's Church. The market provided a variety of local produce including fruit, vegetables, cheeses, jewellery and hand made items to name but a few.

Cliffs Of Moher

The Cliffs of Moher are one of Irelands top visitor attractions and stretch for 8km and rise up 214 metres above the Atlantic Ocean on the western seaboard of County Clare. From the cliffs, one can see the Aran islands, Galway Bay as well as the Twelve Pins, Maam Turk Mountains,in Connemara and Loophead of the south. The Cliffs of Moher take their name from a ruined promontory fort "Mothar" which was demolished during the Napoleonic Wars to make room for a signal tower.

www.cliffsofmoher.ie | Phone 065 7086141

Connemara/ Burren/ Cliffs of Moher Tours: www.lallytours.com

Aran Islands

The three Aran islands, Inis Mor , (big Island) Inis Meain (Middle island) and Inis Oirr (East island)are situated in a North westerly, south westerly south easterly direction at the mouth of Galway Bay Ireland. They are famous for their geological formation , historic monuments and their linguistic and cultural heritage. The Irish language is still spoken here and in the twenty first century all native born islanders are bilingual in both Irish and English.

Aran Island Tours: www.aerarann.ie or www.aranislandferries.com

Theatre

There are two theatres in Galway City to choose from, the famous Druid  Theatre and the Town Hall Theatre both offering a varied programme of entertainment.

www.tht.ie | Phone 091 569777
www.druidtheatre.com | Phone  091 568660

 

Jameson Court Management Company Ltd. Upper Salthill Road, Galway. Tel: 087 9176970 | Company number: 451996
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