Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Garden

Known as Ireland’s most romantic Castle, Kylemore Abbey, located in Connemara, Co. Galway is the No.1 tourist attraction in the West of Ireland.

Perfect for a family day out and easily accessible from Galway or Mayo, Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden offers visitors scenic photographic opportunities as well as woodland walks, garden tours, fascinating history, beautiful architecture, ample shopping in the craft shop and tempting homemade delights in the restaurant and tea rooms.

Open all year, Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Gardens Connemara is also popular for day tours from Galway and Mayo, school tours and group visits.

Discounted tickets available for hotel residents - available from reception.

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Galway City Museum

Situated in the city centre behind the historic Spanish arch and the remains of the medieval walls of Galway City.

The Galway City Museum tells the story of Galway's history from medieval times to present but also offers you spectacular views of the Claddagh and Galway Bay.

Have you ever made a St.Brigits Cross? Plan your trip to Galway and take on one of the many events and workshops that take place at Galway City Museum throughout the year.

Take a Virtual Tour through the Medieval Streets of Galway.

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Galway Cathedral

The Cathedral of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven and St Nicholas is more commonly known as Galway Cathedral. This site, on the banks of the Corrib River was originally the site of the old city jail.

Work began in 1958 and was completed in 1965 making this the last great stone Cathedral to be built in Europe. It’s dome, at a height of 44.2 metres (145 ft), is a prominent landmark on the city skyline.

It’s architecture draws on many influences with the dome and pillars reflecting a Renaissance style and the rose windows and mosaics, echo the broad tradition of Christian art. This Cathedral has an impressive variety of Art and is well worth a visit while in Galway.

Cnoc Suain, Spiddal

A historical hill village on 200 acres of pristine wilderness with local Irish culture and nature.

Enjoy stunning views of the Connemara coastline, the Burren and the Aran Islands on the drive to An Spidéal (Spiddal) village and on towards Cnoc Suain, home of Dearbhaill Standún – musician & native speaker – and Charlie Troy – natural scientist and teacher – who, together with their team, offer you a unique and memorable immersion in Irish culture, nature & heritage.

The original and natural surroundings of Cnoc Suain, with its authentically restored thatched and slate-roofed stone cottages is the perfect setting for this award-winning Connemara Gaelic Cultural Experience.

A fascinating insight into living indigenous Irish culture, the experience itself – lasting 2 hours approx. - is presented in English and celebrates Connemara’s traditional music, song, storytelling, Céilí dancing and food.

Brigit's Garden

Brigit's Gardens is a wonderful escape from the hustle and bustle of the city centre.

It is located off the main Galway – Clifden road (N59) about 20kms from Galway City. This is a Celtic garden that is themed on Celtic seasonal festivities with 11 acres of native woodland and wildflower meadows. There is a nature trail, ogham tree, children’s discovery trail, living willow play area and an ancient ring fort which all the family can enjoy. There is also a café and lots of events and other activities on offer. Their annual fairies and elves day in the summer months is a popular event, along with their Bonfire and Storytelling evening each Halloween.

Address: Roscahill, Co. Galway
Tel: +353 91 550905