Things to do in County Galway

Pallas Karting & Paintballing

Pallas Karting - Europe's Largest Karting Centre, with a 500m beginners track, a 1500m advanced track, and a 2200m Rally track. Whether it is just you, a group of friends, a corporate event to bond your team together or the last day out as a free man or woman on a Stag or Hen party, Pallas Karting is the perfect choice for a fun and exciting day out.

Offering the biggest track, the longest laps and the best go karts, the Pallas Karting racing experience is not to be missed! At almost two and three times the length of most go karting tracks, and our 85kph Thunderkarts, or our beginners 500m track with speeds up to 55kph, you won't want to go anywhere else!

Pallas Paintball and Splatball- Galways only Paintball and Splatball centre, with 4 specially designed Game Zones. Designed with both the beginner and the experienced campaigner in mind. A great day is guaranteed at Pallas Paintball, for your Stag and Hen party, the ultimate corporate team building event or for the birthday party of a lifetime.

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Kinvarra Walks

Your guide will take you on a guided walk / hike that captures the unique and beautiful landscape of the Burren, one of Ireland’s six National Parks.our walk guide will show you the wildflowers (Arctic & Mediterranean growing side by side) and other flora that the Burren is famed for. Kinvara Walks leaders will also explain the geology of the Burren and its formation in that tropical ocean. Kinvara walks will explore how both man and nature has shaped it, and created the limestone landscape that you see today.

Kinvara is a beautiful seaside village on the shores of Galway Bay on the Wild Atlantic Way. This quaint little village is the gateway to the Burren from Galway.

Kinvarra Walks organise scheduled walks every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday offering visitors staying in Galway city, or the Galway region, an opportunity to walk and hike with an expert guide.

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Athenry Heritage Centre

The award winning Athenry Heritage Centre is the ideal starting point to discover the best preserved medieval town in Ireland.

Visitors both young and old can experience this history with interactive exhibits of weaponry, armour, dressing up in medieval costume and Have-A-Go Archery. The heritage centre is recognised as a premium visitor attraction in County Galway for the services it provides. These services reflect the rich cultural history of the town, the Dominican Priory and its castle.

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Dartfield - Ireland's Horse and Heritage Centre

Dartfield is set in 350 acres of parkland and visitors are welcome to explore the walking trails, see the farm animals and take part in the many activities available, which include horse riding, sheep dog demonstrations, archery and clay pigeon shooting. The only museum in the world dedicated to Irish horses, Connemara ponies and Irish dogs. It is an ideal venue for coach parties, school tours, corporate days out, exhibitions and meetings.

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Turoe Pet Farm

Turoe Pet Farm offers many opportunities for people to enjoy a fun-filled day out. No matter what the weather conditions are, there is always something to do! One can take a leisurely walk around the 14 acre park, whilst feeding and cuddling the animals. The pet farm includes ponies, donkeys, goats and sheep, as well as “Larry the Lama” and “Curley the Alpaca”. Take a walk along the beautiful nature trail whilst enjoying the tranquil setting, fresh country air and the delightful sound of birdsongs. Go indoors to experience the excitement of children of all ages bouncing their way around the “Inflatable city” – one of Europe’s largest bouncing castles!

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Lady Gregory & Yeats Heritage Trail

The Lady Gregory Yeats trail incorporates historical sites between the towns of Gort and Loughrea associated with Lady Gregory and W.B Yeats. These sites include Kilmacduagh, Coole Park, Kiltartan Gregory Museum, Toor Ballylee, Killinane Graveyard, Roxborough Gates, Woodville Walled Gardens and St. Brendan's Cathedral. The unique landscape of South Galway and it's people inspired both Lady Gregory and W.B Yeats to create some of their greatest works. Writers, Poets, Historians, Artists and Musicians have long been attracted to the area. The Lady Gregory and Yeats heritage trails invite you to follow in their footsteps along this trail.

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The Connemara Trail Tour

Your adventure through Connemara will be guided by
Willie Leahy and his family, quintessential Irish horsemen. Willie Leahy was the first man to lead a vacation trail ride, anywhere in the world. Willie is the largest breeder of Connemara ponies in the world and is also the Field Master of the famous Galway Blazers Hunt. For over 30 years the Leahy family have enjoyed introducing visitors to this very special part of Ireland. Their friendly care ensures that every rider goes home with special memories of a wonderful holiday.

Experienced or novice riders alike can enjoy this holiday. Riders spend four to six hours a day on well-mannered, surefooted Irish hunters and Connemara ponies. Your mount for the week is selected with a caring and experienced eye to ensure that equine and rider are well matched. The trail guides have an extensive knowledge of the history and nature of the area. This is a unique way to see the spectacular scenery of Connemara. Amongst the breathtaking scenery you will see deserted villages, meet unforgettable Irish characters, ride along empty beaches, maybe even swim with your horse in the ocean.

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