Head for Ireland’s very own Wild West… book flights to Knock Ireland West with Ryanair! The airport at Knock is your gateway to gorgeous Galway, Connemara and beyond. Perhaps you’ll want to stay in lovely bohemian Galway city and soak up the vibes and culture of one of Ireland’s most charming cities, or you may prefer to take a walk on the wild side, making your way to the countryside to see Galway Bay, the Aran Islands, the beautiful Burren, and more. Whatever you want from the west of Ireland, you’ll find it when you book flights to Knock Ireland West!
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Aughnanure Castle

A 16th Century Irish Tower House that lies in the picturesque surroundings of Lough Corrib. Visitors will also find the remains of a banqueting hall, a watch tower, an unusual double bawn, bastions and a dry harbour.

​Address: Oughterard, Co. Galway​Phone: +353 91 552214​Website: www.heritageireland.ie​More info: Open: 30th Mar – 16th Oct, Daily 09.30 – 18.00. Please check website for updates.Tickets: Admission: Adult €3, Senior/Group €2, Child/Student €1, Family €8.
Brigit’s Garden

Beautiful Celtic-themed gardens offer a magical experience for all ages. Enjoy the unique seasonal gardens; explore the nature trail, stone chamber and other features. Nature discovery trail for children; Garden Café and Gift Shop.

​Address: Roscahill, Co. Galway​Phone: +353 91 550905​Website: www.brigitsgarden.ie​More info: Open: Daily Feb - Oct 10.00 – 17.30Tickets: Admission: Apr - Sep: Adults €7.50, Family (5) €22, Children €4, Seniors/ Students €5.50. Off-season: €5.50/€18/€3.50/€4.50
Cnoc Suain Cultural Experience

Real Irish Culture & the Gaelic Heart in a restored 17th century Connemara Gaeltacht hill-village & homestead. Handson, informative & fun. An international award-winner! 25 minute coach transfer from Galway.

​Address: An Spidéal (Spiddal), Co. Galway​Phone: +353 91 566 566​Website: www.CnocSuain.com​Opening hours: Open: Apr – Oct, Fri & Sat. Depart Galway Coach Park at 10.00, Return 13.00.Tickets: Admission: €29pp (including coach). Age: 12+ years. Pre-booking required.
Connemara National Park

The Park offers an exhibition on Connemara’s landscape, an audio visual, playground, indoor and outdoor picnic areas, Connemara ponies & Diamond Hill Trails (ranging in length from 15 minutes to 3 hours). Tearoom serving home baking, light lunches, teas & coffees.

​Address: Letterfrack, Co. Galway​Phone: +353 95 41323​Website: www.connemaranationalpark.ie​Opening hours: Open: Visitor Centre: Mar - Oct Park Grounds: All YearTickets: Admission: Free of charge
Connemara Smokehouse and Visitor Centre

High quality hand prepared traditional Irish smoked and marinated seafood. Emphasis on freshness, seasonality and sustainability. Wild & Organic Salmon and line caught Smoked Tuna. Multi-Award Winning since 1979. One of Rick Stein’s Super Food Heroes. Tours available.

​Address: Bunowen Pier, Aillebrack, Ballyconneely, Co. Galway​Phone: +353 95 23739​Website: www.smokehouse.ie​Opening hours: Open: Mon-Fri, 9.00-17.00 (closed 13.00-14.00). Closed Bank Holidays & Seasonal Holidays.Tickets: Admission: Free Admission (except for fully guided tours). Children under 16 go half price for “Wed Smokehouse Tours”.
Dun Aonghasa

The largest of the prehistoric stone forts on the Aran Islands. Set on a cliff edge with a 300ft drop to the Atlantic Ocean, the semi-circular fort is enclosed by three massive stone walls.

​Address: Kilmurvey, Inis Mór, Aran Islands, Co. Galway​Phone: +353 99 61008​Website: www.heritageireland.ie​Opening hours: Open: 30th Mar – 16th Oct, Daily 09.30 -18.00. Please check website for updates.​More info: Audio guides costing €1.99 can be downloaded from www.abartaaudioguides.comTickets: Admission: Adult €3, Senior/Group €2, Child/Student €1, Family €8.
Kylemore Abbey and Victorian Walled Garden

Home to the Benedictine nuns, the 1000 acre Kylemore estate is the perfect day trip destination. Discover an award-winning Victorian Walled Garden, children’s play trail, guided tours, musical performances and excellent shopping and dining experiences.

​Address: Kylemore, Co. Galway​Phone: +353 95 52001​Website: www.kylemoreabbeytourism.ie​Opening hours: Open: 7 days, All Year 10.00 – 17.00 (winter), 09.00 – 18.30 (summer)Tickets: Admission: Adult: €12.50, Senior: €10, Student: €9, Family (Type A): €25, Family (Type B): €34
Druid Lane Theatre

This landmark cultural building is home to award-winning Druid Theatre, one of Ireland’s premiere theatre companies. Druid Lane Theatre also acts as a host for many visiting Performing Arts Companies. See website for full programme.

​Address: Druid Lane, Galway City​Phone: +353 91 568 660​Website: www.druid.ie​Opening hours: Open: Jun – Sep, Mon-Fri, 10.00 – 14.00 for tours, public visits and theatre shop. Check website for performances outside of these times.Tickets: Admission: Guided Tours - Adults €3 or €2 concession (children, O.A.Ps, students). Visits outside of performances and tours – free.
Galway Atlantaquaria

The National Aquarium of Ireland is home to the country’s largest display of aquatic life. With over 150 species of fish and invertebrates in five hundred tonnes of water the exhibits provide an insight into native marine and freshwater habitats.

​Address: The Promenade, Salthill, Co Galway​Phone: +353 91 585100​Website: www.nationalaquarium.ie​Opening hours: Open: All Year, Daily, 10.00 - 18.00.Tickets: Admission: Adult: €10.25, Child: €6.25, Senior/Student: €7, Family (2 adults & 2 children): €29, Family (1 adult & 2 children): €20. Children U-3 free of charge.
Galway City Karting

Galway City Karting is Galway’s only 20,000 sq. ft. indoor karting venue. Our karts are suitable for children 7 years and up. We are open 7 days a week and offer a fun, safe environment for you, your family and friends whilst you are visiting Galway.

​Address: Liosban Industrial Estate, Tuam Road, Co Galway​Phone: +353 91 440136​Website: www.galwaycitykarting.ie​Opening hours: Open: Mon – Fri (14.00 – 22.00), Sat & Sun (12.00 – 22.00)Tickets: Admission: U-16 / Students: 15 minutes = €15 OR 30 Minutes = €25. Adults: 30 minutes = €30 OR 15 minutes = €20
Galway City Museum

Galway City Museum is a spacious, modern building, situated in the heart of Galway on the banks of the River Corrib. It houses a variety of permanent and touring exhibitions dealing with archaeology, local history, art & craft.

​Address: Spanish Parade, Galway City​Phone: +353 91 532460​Website: www.galwaycitymuseum.ie​Opening hours: Open: Tuesday to Saturday, 10.00 to 17.00Tickets: Admission: Free of charge
Athenry Heritage Centre

Enjoy a Medieval Experience in the Athenry Heritage Centre with dressing up in medieval costume, test your skill with Have-A-Go-Archery and discover history through interactive exhibits. Guided tours available for all visitors.

​Address: St. Mary’s, The Square, Athenry, Co. Galway​Phone: +353 91 844661​Website: www.athenryheritagecentre.com​Opening hours: Open: Feb - May, Sep - Oct, Mon – Fri (10.00 – 16.00) Jun - Aug, Tue – Sun (10.30-17.00)Tickets: Admission: Medieval Experience €7.50, Child €5, Family €26 General Admission €4.
The Irish Workhouse Centre

A Real Story in a Real Workhouse. These hated institutions were the last resort of the destitute poor from the 1840s to the 1920s. In the workhouse, people received food in return for work.

​Address: St. Brigid’s Road, Portumna, Co. Galway​Phone: +353 90 9759200​Website: www.irishworkhousecentre.ie​Opening hours: Open: 1st May - 31st Oct, 7 days a week, 09.00 - 18.00 (last admission 17.00) Open Nov & Dec by appointment for groups
Nora Barnacle House Museum

The Nora Barnacle House, in Galway City, is the smallest museum Ireland. Privately owned it has been faithfully restored to its former character when Nora Barnacle, wife and muse to James Joyce, lived here with her family in the 1800's. Telephone: +353(0)91564743

​Address: Galway City, Co. Galway​Phone: +353 91 564743
Segway Adventures Guided Tours

Your segway adventure will take you through the heart of this lively, bustling and historic Gateway to the West - Galway City. Location: Telephone: + 1850 211637

​Address: Galway City, Co. Galway​Phone: +353 46 9073905​Website: www.segwayadventures.ie
Tribes Alive Theatrical Walking Tour, The Latin Quarter

An exciting, 70 minute, theatrical walking tour through the winding medieval streets of Galway's Latin Quarter, featuring local actors and visiting some of the city's most historic landmarks.

​Address: Galway City, Co. Galway​Phone: +353 91 565886​Website: www.thelatinquarter.ie
No matter what your budget or occasion, you’ll find an array of choice in Galway.
Aniar

Aniar is based in Galway’s West End and is the only Michelin Star restaurant in the West of Ireland.

​Address: Galway City, Co. Galway​Phone: +353 91 535947​Website: www.aniarrestaurant.ie
Ard Bia at Nimmos

Located in Galway City, Ard Bia at Nimmos Restaurant is a charming locale where guests can enjoy diverse cuisine, such as Irish, New Zealand and Middle Eastern dishes. It includes a cafe, restaurant and wine bar.

​Address: Galway City, Co. Galway​Phone: +353 91 561114​Website: www.ardbia.com
McDonagh's Seafood House

A family-run restaurant for four generations, McDonagh's Seafood House in Galway City serves up a range of quality seafood, from Clarenbridge oyster to salmon and crab. There is also a Fish & Chips Bar.

​Address: Galway City, Co. Galway​Phone: +353 91 565001​Website: www.mcdonaghs.net
Maxwells Bistro

Maxwells Bistro is an all-day casual dining eatery offering freshly prepared quality food. Located just off Eyre Square on Williamsgate Street, it is ideal for family dining and overseas visitors seeking an authentic Irish food experience.

​Address: Galway City, Co. Galway​Phone: +353 91 568974​Website: www.maxwellsrestaurant.ie
The Forge Bar and Restaurant

The Forge Bar and Restaurant is located in the heart of Moycullen at the gateway to Connemara. They offer a combination of fresh and locally-produced food with a warm and inviting hospitality.

​Address: Moycullen, Co. Galway​Phone: +353 91 868944​Website: www.theforgepubmoycullen.com
Malt House Restaurant

An award-winning restaurant with an exquisite wine list, Malt House Restaurant is imposing yet intimate. Located in Galway City, it serves lunch and dinner, both of which are prepared with the best in local and seasonal produce.

​Address: Galway City, Co. Galway​Phone: +353 91 567866​Website: www.themalthouse.ie
White Gables Restaurant

Housed in 1920's stone cottage, White Gables Restaurant is renowned for the finest in fresh sea food. Lobster, crab and oysters alongside daily specials fresh off the boat.

​Address: Moycullen, Co. Galway​Phone: +353 91 555744​Website: www.whitegables.com
Tulsi Restaurant Galway

Galway's famous Indian Restaurant prides itself on the excellence of its cuisine and prompt friendly service. Lamb, beef, poultry and seafood dishes are prepared to authentic Indian recipes and can also be made to suit individual preferences.

​Address: Galway City, Co. Galway​Phone: +353 91 564831​Website: www.tulsigalway.com
Kirwan's Lane Restaurant

Positioned within the heart of medieval Galway, Kirwan's Lane Restaurant specializes in seafood cuisine.

​Address: Galway City, Co. Galway​Phone: +353 91 568266​Website: www.kirwanslane.com
Fat Freddy's Restaurant

A fun, family-run restaurant, Fat Freddy's is located in the heart of Galway City. It offers a range of Italian and Mexican food, including pizza, pasta, enchiladas and burritos, all priced economically.

​Address: Galway City, Co. Galway​Phone: +353 91 567279​Website: www.galwayrestaurants.net
Cooke's Restaurant & Wine Bar

Located in one of Galway City's oldest districts, Cooke's Restaurant & Wine Bar offers excellent modern cuisine as well as a selection of fine wines. It is the perfect place to enjoy a night out.

​Address: Galway City, Co. Galway​Phone: +353 91 568203​Website: www.cookesrestaurantandwinebar.ie
Martine's Restaurant and Wine Bar

Martine's is an award-winning, family-run restaurant and wine bar located in the heart of Galway City. It is renowned for its quality local food, excellent service and relaxed atmosphere.

​Address: Galway City, Co. Galway​Phone: +353 91 565662​Website: www.winebar.ie
Lohan's Café Bar & Restaurant

Lohan's Café Bar & Restaurant, in the seaside area of Salthill, caters for every taste by combining the café and bar areas and is designed as a casual gathering place.

​Address: Galway City, Co. Galway​Phone: +353 91 522696​Website: www.lohans.ie
Cactus Jacks

With a relaxing atmosphere and range of dishes on offer, Cactus Jacks in Galway City has something for everyone. The restaurant specialises in Mexican cuisine and offers a variety of menus.

​Address: Galway City, Co. Galway​Phone: +353 91 563838​Website: www.cactusjacks.ie
Brasserie On The Corner

Brasserie On The Corner Restaurant and Wine Bar on Eglinton Street in Galway city centre specialises in steak and seafood dishes with an emphasis on locally sourced produce and top class service.

​Address: Galway City, Co. Galway​Phone: +353 91 530333​Website: www.brasseriegalway.com
Enjoy delicious traditional Irish homemade cakes, bakes and lunchtime treats, such as warm fluffy brown scones, jam-laden soda bread, Irish fruit cake, open crab sandwiches, boxty and soda farls.
Corrib House Tea Rooms

This beautifully restored Georgian Townhouse overlooking Galway’s famous Salmon Weir boasts two spacious tearooms offering an ever changing selection of delicious cakes and treats baked in house each morning.

​Address: Galway City, Co. Galway​Phone: +353 91 446753​Website: www.corribhouse.com/tea-rooms
Poppy Seed Cafe

Poppy Seed Cafe is situated in the heart of Galway city, a one minute stroll from Eyre Square. This daytime eatery offers freshly cooked breakfast, lunches, all day specials and delectable home baking daily from 8am.

​Address: Galway City, Co. Galway​Phone: +353 91 535944​Website: www.poppyseed.ie
Food 4 Thought

Food For Thought is a family run café located on Lower Abbeygate Street and a stone's throw from Lynch's Castle in the middle of town.

​Address: Galway City, Co. Galway​Phone: +353 91 565854
High Cafe

High Café is a café/restaurant located in the heart of the Latin Quarter, the hub of the city.

​Address: Galway City, Co. Galway​Phone: +353 91 532648
The Kitchen

The Kitchen Cafe and Restaurant is a funky fun place serving some of Galway's most exciting food. It is located right in the Galway City Museum and looks onto the historic Spanish Arch.

​Address: Galway City, Co. Galway​Phone: +353 91 534883
Butlers Chocolate Café

Experience two pleasures together, delicious coffee and mouth-watering luxury chocolates at your nearest Butlers Chocolate Café.

​Address: Galway City, Co. Galway​Phone: +353 091 569901​Website: www.butlerschocolates.com
Upstairs at McCambridge's

Upstairs at McCambridge's provides great food with a casual atmosphere. It serves breakfast and lunch every day and dinner Thursday through to Saturday.

​Address: Galway City, Co. Galway​Phone: +353 91 562259​Website: www.mccambridges.com
The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden is Galway’s best kept secret. It is a Tea Shop / Cafe / Shisha Bar and has become one of Galway’s favourite social meeting place.

​Address: Galway City, Co. Galway​Phone: +353 85 1505460
Throughout the year there’s a party atmosphere that gives Galway a special edge. It’s no wonder people pour into the traditional pubs and hopping bars every weekend. Some of these include:
The Kings Head Bar

An historic building located in Galway City, the Kings Head Bar provides great food, drink, music and sport.

​Address: Galway City, Co. Galway​Phone: +353 91 566630​Website: www.thekingshead.ie
The Trappers Inn & Jackson's Restauran

Situated on the Tuam road, just minutes from Galway city centre. The Trappers Inn and Jackson's Restaurant is a traditional family run bar and restaurant that is truly passionate when it comes to serving high quality, locally obtained food. Location:

​Address: Galway City, Co. Galway​Phone: +353 91 751228
Kelly's

A bar, restaurant and venue in Galway City, Kelly's is the perfect place to enjoy good food, drink and live entertainment. The family-friendly restaurant prides itself on using fresh, local ingredients for home-style dishes.

​Address: Galway City, Co. Galway​Phone: +353 91 563804​Website: www.kellysbar.ie
Finnegans Corner

Finnegan's Traditional Irish food and drink in the heart of Galway City. Finnegan's has been trading for over 40 years and has established a large customer base, made up of visitors and locals.

​Address: Galway City, Co. Galway​Phone: +353 86 6092953
Taaffes Bar

For traditional Irish music in Galway City, consider Taaffes Bar, which is renowned for its sessions, both day and night. The bar is located in the centre of the city and also serves food.

​Address: Galway City, Co. Galway​Phone: +353 91 564066
Monroes Tavern

Monroe’s is a spacious pub located in Galway City. It is a great place for an afternoon bite to eat or casual coffee. There’s always rousing music, a tasty menu and warm welcome.

​Address: Galway City, Co. Galway​Phone: +353 91 583397​Website: www.monroes.ie
Townhouse Bar

The Townhouse Bar is located just across from the Spanish Arch in Galway's Latin Quarter. It provides a complete change of scene to Galway's bar offerings, as it celebrates the nostalgia of a bygone era, in surroundings which will have you reluctant to leave.

​Address: Galway City, Co. Galway​Phone: +353 91 534496​Website: www.townhousebar.ie
Busker Brownes Bar

Busker Brownes Bar & Kirbys Restaurant is set in the heart of Galway ’s vibrant & chic Latin Quarter. It has been a meeting place historically for the Tribes of Galway, a soldier’s barracks, a Dominican convent and a rendezvous for Galway’s Society.

​Address: Galway City, Co. Galway​Phone: +353 91 563 377​Website: www.buskerbrownes.com
Donnelly's of Barna

One of Ireland’s best known seafood restaurants and bars. Although we are principally known as a seafood restaurant we have plenty of game and meat dishes also.

​Address: Barna, Co. Galway​Phone: +353 91 592487​Website: www.donnellysofbarna.com
Murty Rabbitt's Bar and Restaurant

Rabbitt's Bar & Restaurant is located just off Eyre Square in Galway City Centre. It is very popular with locals and visitors alike.

​Address: Galway City, Co. Galway​Phone: +353 91 566490​Website: www.murtyrabbitts.ie
The Cellar Bar

Boasting a stunning two floor venue that transforms from a busy restaurant to a buzzing late bar The Cellar Bar offers something for everyone.

​Address: Galway City, Co. Galway​Phone: +353 91 563966​Website: www.thecellar.ie
The Quays Bar

For nearly 400 years, The Quays Bar has been providing Galwegians and visitors alike with great food and drink as well as live music. This historic establishment is located in the heart of Galway City.

​Address: Galway City, Co. Galway​Phone: +353 91 568347​Website: www.louisfitzgerald.com/quaysgalway
The Huntsman Inn

The Huntsman Inn is one of Galway’s most impressive bars and yet has maintained a personal touch which will never fail to make an impression on each and every customer.

​Address: Galway City, Co. Galway​Phone: +353 91 562849​Website: www.huntsmaninn.com
Massimo

Massimo is a spacious pub located in Galway City. It brings together live music, great DJs and excellent food at its newest edition, Eat@Massimo, which has a gastro pub environment.

​Address: Galway City, Co. Galway​Phone: +353 91 582239
The Galway Arms

The Galway Arms Inn has been one of the most recognisable buildings in Galway city for many years and remains so today. Ideally located minutes from Galway’s shopping hub and standing proudly at the entrance to Galway City West.

​Address: Galway City, Co. Galway​Phone: +353 91 564555
The Dail Bar & Restaurant

The Dail Bar and Restaurant in the heart of Galway’s Latin Quarter. A firm Galway Favourite for fantastic Food and award winning Cocktails. Live Music 5 Nights a week and Top DJ’s on the weekends. The Dail Bar is the place to be for a great night.

​Address: Galway City, Co. Galway​Phone: +353 91 563777​Website: www.thedailbar.com
Front Door & Sonnys Bar and Restaurant

The Front Door Pub is a large but intimate premise accessible from both High Street and Cross Street in the centre of Galway Cities Latin Quarter. This historic pub has been tastefully decorated with dark wood, textured walls and stained glass.

​Address: Galway City, Co. Galway​Phone: +353 91 563757​Website: www.frontdoorpub.com
Tigh Coili

Tigh Coili is in the heart of Galway City just off Shop Street. Famous for its traditional Irish music sessions it is a very popular spot for tourists and locals alike who want to sample traditional Irish music in a pleasant and relaxing atmosphere.

​Address: Galway City, Co. Galway​Phone: +353 91 561294
Galway provides a unique shopping experience with a wide range of shops to cater for the tastes of both visitors and locals. As well as the high street shops, there is an interesting variety of specialist and tourist orientated shops, which offer unique and interesting gifts. Many of the shops are located on streets in the main shopping area in the centre of the city including Galway's famous bustling market which has been trading in Church lane by St Nicholas' Church in the centre of the city for literally centuries. The city centre shopping areas are supplemented by a number of enclosed shopping centres, most of which are situated on the city's outskirts.
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Knock International Airport

Knock International Airport is north of Galway. A fleet of taxis drive passengers to western Ireland for €1 per kilometre (0.6 mile).

​Phone: (094) 936 8100.
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