GoBus Staff Recommendations for Galway
Galway is such a lively and vibrant city, so we are sure that you will enjoy your stay! To be sure you see the best of Galway we have put together a list of things not to be missed during your trip.
Places to See
Stroll down Shop Street/Quay Street to the Latin Quarter of Galway where there are restaurants and pubs and quirky little shops such as the Treasure Chest for traditional Irish gifts and Claddagh Jewellers if you are looking for a Claddagh ring to remember your visit by. Pay a visit to the Galway City Museum (entry free of charge) and see the amazing views of the famous Claddagh from the top floor.
Take a trip out to Salthill village, a small seaside village about five minutes from town by bus. The 401 bus operates from Eyre square (outside AIB Bank) every 20 minutes or so to Salthill village where you can enjoy a walk along the prom or a tea and scone in the conservatory of the Galway Bay Hotel. You can hire bicycles at various locations around the city if you would prefer to pack a picnic and cycles along the coast.
There are various day tours from our Coach Station to the Cliffs of Moher that travels along the Atlantic coastline and stop in the beautiful little village of Doolin and the Burren. You can also take a day tour to Connemara, along the west coast and through the area that “The Quiet Man “ was filmed. Log onto www.healytours.ie for further information.
The Aran Islands are located off the coast of Galway and remain relatively untouched in parts and they are a great reflection of old Ireland. You can take a ferry to the island for a day trip and cycle around the sites. Log onto www.visitaranislands.com for more details
Places to Eat /Drink
Galway has been nominated as the European Region of Gastronomy 2018, and with good reason. The city is full of fabulous restaurants taking advantage of the fresh seafood available on our doorstep. Quay Street is the hub of activity for food and drink in Galway .You will surely find somewhere to tempt your taste buds here.
Gemelles is a lovely restaurant that serves the best steak and a highly recommended Seafood Risotto www.gemelles.com If seafood is what you are looking for then Kirwans Lane Seafood Bar is a must kirwanslane.com Casual bar food is available in most of the pubs also.
If you fancy treating yourself to an amazing Afternoon Tea (perhaps with a glass of bubbly) pop into An Cupan Tae, an old style tea rooms that offer afternoon tea for €15 per person. Log onto www.cupantae.eu for menu options.
Shop Street and Quay Street has some fabulous traditional Irish pubs that offer great trad music free of charge daily. Taafes bar on Shop Street has a Trad Irish music session every day at 5pm and 9pm and next door you can enjoy some Irish music and dancing at The King’s Head bar on a Wednesday only. Log onto www.thekingshead.ie/trad-at-the-head for further details.
The Quays bar on Quay Street has live bands every night and there is no cover charge at the door. If you are in the Salthill area for a night out you cannot miss O’Connors Famous Irish Bar. It is so quirky and welcoming with a big open fire and music most nights. Well worth a visit if you fancy a singalong! Log onto their website for an idea of what is in store on www.oconnorsbar.com
Log onto www.galwaytourism.ie to check out the upcoming Festivals in Galway and to plan your trip to the beautiful west coast.
GoBus look forward to welcoming you on board.