If you are looking for what to do in Galway while you are visiting, we have out together a list of local tourist attractions and activities in Galway.

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Kylemore Abbey

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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Kayak with Kayakmór

Kayakmór- Galway Sea Kayak Tours are a friendly sea kayaking company based in Galway City, tourist capital of the West of Ireland. They invite you to take a tour and discover the enchanting waterways of River & Lough Corrib, and the coast around Galway.

The unspoilt water resources of County Galway and the Mid-West, both sea and inland, offer a myriad of choices of ideal paddling locations, awaiting discovery.

Half day and full-day kayak trips are available, suitable for all levels of ability, from beginners to experts. Evening and weekend courses are also available. All equipment will be supplied.

Brigits 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

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Galway Atlantiquaria

Galway is home to Ireland's National Aquarium, which houses the countries largest display of sea and fresh water life.

You can see young and freshly hatched fish in the Aquaculture rearing centre and learn about the huge variety of life in the Estuary, Harbour, Lighthouse, Mill Pond along with many other exhibits. The star attraction within the aquarium is the 120 tonne Ocean Tank showcasing over 200 species including cod, pollack and small sharks. For hands on learning visit the Touch Pools for a unique chance to hold starfish, crabs or even sea scorpions! The building is located on the Seafront Promenade of Salthill, overlooking Galway Bay and is open daily from 10am till 5pm and closes at 6pm in Summer.

Address: Salthill Promenade, Galway City
Tel: +353 091 585 100


Leisureland, Salthill Galway

Leisureland is a wonderful leisure facility for all the family.

Inside there are 3 pools with the highlight for all being the Treasure Cove with pirate ship, water cannons, serpents and bubbly pool. There is also a 65m water slide and 25m swimming pool. Outside there is crazy golf and during the summer months a wide variety of amusement rides.

Address: Salthill, Galway City
Tel: +353(0)91 521455


Monkey Business Indoor Play Centre

Monkey Business is a children's play centre in Knocknacarra (behind B&Q).

It has lots of slides, climbing frames, ball pools, bouncy castles, a painting corner, baby / toddler area and café area for parents. The ideal place when the weather is not the best.

Address: Knocknacarra, Galway City
Tel: +353(0)91 580956

Leisure World Activity Centre

Leisure World Galway is the ultimate family fun recreation centre with something for everyone.

They have kids activities suitable for everyone from the kids soft play area to 10 pin bowling. It also has cosmic glow in the dark balls, lanes and pins. Each lane is completed with bowling bumpers and light bowling balls to ensure that even the youngest children get the most enjoyment from their bowling experience. Bowling not suitable for Kids under 6 years of age.

Address: Galway Shopping Centre, Headford Rd
Tel: + 353 (0)91 562820

Loughwell Farm Park

Loughwell Farm Park is located in Moycullen, about 8km from Galway City and is the ideal place for a day out for kids. There is a host of animals to pet such as pigs, ponies, cows, sheep, alpacas, goats, chickens, donkeys, rabbits, reindeer and much more. There are also lots of activities such as a playbarn with bouncy castles, bouncy slide, obstacle course, timber play villages, sand dunes with slides and play diggers, sand pit with play boat, toddler swings, zip wire, pedal go karts and much more.