Connemara Visitors Centre
Connemara Marble is one of Ireland's most original products. Geologists estimate
this natural green rock, quarried at the Streamstown Marble Quarries two miles
north west of Clifden, is about 500 million years old. Unique to the region, the
marble shows twisted and interlocking bands of serpentine, in various shades of
light green and dark green. Visitors and group tours are welcome to see the
factory and showrooms in Moycullen.
This neo-Gothic Castle and Church is possibly the most photographed abbey in
Ireland. Grounds include exhibition rooms, lake walk, 6 acre walled garden and
A one hour spectacular show of Traditional music, song and dance takes place
three times a day throughout the summer in Halla Rónáin, Aran Islands,
Located on the promenade in Salthill, Leisureland has something for everyone.
The 3 swimming pools and giant waterslide provide hours of wet and wild fun for
all the family.
The National Aquarium of Ireland in Salthill presents a view of the world of
water through clear and interesting displays, informed helpful staff and
exciting live presentations.
Tara Hall is a historic 17th century mansion, only minutes from Galway City
centre. Free guided factory tours are available.
This 16th century tower house was restored by the poet, William Butler Yeats,
who lived there in the 1920s and wrote the poems published under title The
The Yeats Museum was opened in 1965 for the centenary of the poet's birth. The
museum contains an audio-visual theatre, gift and bookshops and a tearoom.
Galway Irish Crystal
The Heritage Centre introduces you to the rich heritage of the West. Guided
tours of the crystal workshop, exhibitions including the Tribes of Galway, the
Galway Hooker and the Claddagh Village and showrooms are all available.
The 16th century castle in Kinvara stands out prominently on the seashore. was
named after the 7th century King of Connaught, Guaire whose palace had occupied
the same site. The castle is open to the public and hosts medieval banquets with
traditional Irish music and story telling.
The Galway Races
Regarded by all as Ireland's premier racing festival, the meeting offers
everyone the chance to experience a great sporting unique occasion, coupled with
the recent opening of the Millennium Stand.
Was the residence of Lady Augusta Gregory, dramatist and folklorist (1852-1932).
Sadly, the house, frequented by such literary giants as Yeats, G. B. Shaw,
Edward Martyn J.M. Synge, and Sean O'Casey during the 'Celtic Rrevival', has now
been demolished. Today the grounds, the Seven Woods of Coole, celebrated in
verse by Yeats are open to the public.
Galway City Museum
Houses various aspects of Galway's Past and was formerly the residence of Clare
Sheridan the sculptress.
Kids will love the exciting 16ft free fall slide, 60ft snake slide, diving into
our enormous ball pond. The Coco Cola giant bouncing castle, tunnel slide, the
haunted cave, aerial glides, rope bridges, scrambling nets, roller challenges,
log climbs, boulder canyon, crazy cubes, biff bags and much, much more.
Connemara Celtic Crystal
This family run business in Moycullen has, for over a quarter of a century, been
pioneering the incorporation of Celtic designs and Gaelic motifs into it's
ornate Irish Crystal. It is proud to claim clear leadership in this field.