Getting around Galway on your next visit to Ireland
Summer is a time to pack up and explore somewhere unfamiliar; a time to visit new surroundings. The west coast of Ireland offers some breathtaking scenery, and among its most popular destinations is the city (and county) of Galway. Galway offers its visitors the chance to see and do something extraordinary, and a trip to this area of Ireland will allow you to enjoy the picturesque outdoors, wonderful indoors and friendly locals. Here’s just a few reasons why you should consider a holiday in Galway.
1. Surfs up
Windsurfing has never been so convenient! Situated just 5 minutes from Galway city centre, Rusheen bay offers its visitors a warm welcome into the not so warm waters! This is the perfect activity for those of you with an adventurous side. It’s not just windsurfing on offer here, nope – you can take on kayaking and SUP (stand up paddleboarding)! Experience the Irish waters up close and personal.
Image source: Rusheen Bay
2. Scuba diving
Scuba diving in Ireland? Surely not! Whilst it’s not the first thing you’d think of doing in Galway – you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the facilities and experiences of Scubadive West. Regarded as Ireland’s only all weather scuba dive centre, diving is safe and diving sites are varied.
Image source: Scubadivewest.com
3. Silver Strand Beach
Beaches all over the island of Ireland are hailed by visitors as being spectacular. But, the West wins when it comes to beauty and the Silver Strand Beach is one of the reason why. It is particularly popular with and suitable for young families. It faces directly into Galway Bay offering it’s visitors views that postcards are made from.
Image source: Travelinireland.com
4. The city
Galway city is home to bustling streets, beautiful restaurants and great Irish pubs with traditional settings that make for a great night out. With Galway Harbour and the popular Eyre Square located in Galway city centre, there’ll be plenty to keep you entertained on a short trip to “the city of the tribes”, as it’s known in Ireland.
5. Ross Castle
Castles have long enjoyed a strong association with Ireland and their historical intrigue and intense beauty have astounded people – both local and tourists, for 100s of years. Ross Castle in county Galway is a perfect example of this type of beauty and history; it was built during the 16th century and has magnificent views of rolling parkland, lakes and mountains. If you are a fan of the grandeur of castles, be sure to visit Ross Castle on your trip to Ireland.
Image source: Rosscastle.com
Whatever your reasons for getting to Galway, you’ll be sure to enjoy the beauty and hospitality of Irelands west coast.