Galway is famous for its culture, atmosphere, artistic heritage and breathtaking landscapes. There is so much to explore, experience and enjoy. From our doorstep a world of wonder and adventure awaits you as you experience the City of Tribes and its surrounding areas.
A walk through the cobbled pedestrian streets of the city is like no other, here the pace of life is slower. Take the time to listen to the talented buskers, watch the street performers, enjoy the hum of conversation from the people around you, or just watch the world go by from your table in one of the many outdoor café bar terraces. This is the atmosphere that Galway City is famous for, it is the reason why we love to live here and we are passionate about sharing its uniqueness with visitors to our city.
Festivals and Events
Keep up-to-date with upcoming festivals and events in Galway with our Calendar of Events.
There are a host of outdoor activities in Galway to cater to all tastes, walking along Salthill Prom or through the unique scenery of Connemara. Enjoy sailing with the famous Galway Hookers, golfing, horse riding, fishing and cruises through Galway Bay or to the Aran Islands. Our team are happy to lend their expert local knowledge to assist you in making arrangements for any of these activities.
We update this regularly with details of festivals in Galway and more information on events in Galway to help you plan your next visit to Galway City.
The culture and artistic heritage of Galway is apparent throughout the city. Visit Galway City Museum and delve into the history and heritage of the local people. Galway has a vibrant music scene with several live music venues hosting top national and international musicians. Theatre and the arts are part of day to day life in Galway , there are several theatres close to the hotel. Galway also has a number of annual festivals including the Cuirt Festival of Literature in May, the Film Fleadh in June, the world-renowned Arts Festival in July and the Baboro Children’s Festival in October. We keep up-to-date details on festivals and events in the events section of our Facebook page. www.Facebook.com/HarbourGalway
Kylemore Abbey and Connemara National Park
The breathtaking landscapes, rugged hills and captivating colours of Connemara are an experience never to be forgotten, it is a landscape of lakes and mountains, dominated by the purples and browns of the surrounding bog-land. A one-hour drive will take you from the hotel, through Connemara as far as Kylemore Abbey. Here you can take in the walled gardens and displays featuring the cultural heritage of the region. Our team can arrange entrance into this iconic visitor attraction at preferential rates; it is also an ideal place to stop for lunch. Just 4km from Kylemore Abbey is Connemara National Park, where the Loop Walk (1.5km) is a perfect way experience the topography of the Bog-land at first hand before heading back to the Galway City Centre and Harbour Hotel.