307. Galway City, Ireland

Why Galway City, Ireland

Galway City has grown up a lot since I last visited many years ago. It’s now a bustling city with lots to do, plenty of shopping and beautiful surroundings, it’s certainly worth a stop the next time you’re in Ireland. And Galway is the European Capital of Culture for 2020, so even more reasons to visit.

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Galway, Ireland is located north f Limerick on the west coast of Ireland.

How To Get Here

By Train

Train service in Ireland is provided by Irish Rail. You can take trains from various cities around the country.

By Plane

The closest major airport to Galway, Ireland is Shannon Airport (SNN).

The following airlines has service to Shannon Airport (SNN):

Aer Lingus (EI), American Airlines (AA), British Airways (BA), Delta Air Lines (DL), Helvetic Airways (2L), Kuwait Airways (KU), Lufthansa German Airlines (LH), Norwegian Air Shuttle (D8), Ryanair (FR) and United Airlines (UA).

Alternatively, you can fly into Dublin International Airport (DUB) and then take a train, bus or a local transportation to Galway.

The following airlines has service to Dublin Airport (DUB):

Aegean Airlines (A3), Aer Lingus (EI), Air Arabia Maroc (3O), Air Canada (AC), Air France (AF), Air Moldova (9U), Air Transat (TS), American Airlines (AA), Blue Air (0B), British Airways (BA), Cobalt (CO), Cathay Pacific Airways (CX), CityJet (WX), D8, Delta Air Lines (DL), Emirates (EK), Ethiopian Airlines (ET), Etihad Airways (EY), Eurowings (EW), Finnair (AY), Flybe. (BE), Germanwings (4U), Iberia Airlines (IB), Icelandair (FI), KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (KL), LM, Lufthansa German Airlines (LH), Luxair (LG), Norwegian Air Shuttle (DY), Qatar Airways (QR), Ryanair (FR), S7 (S7), SAS (SK), Swiss Airlines (LX), Transavia France (TO), Turkish Airlines (TK), United Airlines (UA), Vueling (VY), WestJet (WS) and Wow Air (WW).

By Bus

The Bus Eireann and Eireagle will all take you into Galway. Very reliable and comfortable with wifi.


By Car

If you are already in Ireland or Europe, renting a car is a great option as you can explore on your own. Just use a service like Google Maps for directions. The ferries to Ireland do take cars so no worries there.

By Shared Ride

You can try a service like Carpool Ireland.

Where To Stay


==>> You can find a list of hotels from TripAdvisor here.

==>> Try Airbnb.


Where To Eat


==>> You can find a list of restaurants from TripAdvisor here.

What To Do

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==>> Here is a list of things to do from Trip Advisor.

==>> Here is a list of Tour offered by Viator.

==>> Here is some additional information from Lonely Planet.


Additional Information

Language Spoken: English with a lovely Irish accent

Currency: Euros (EUR)

Failtre Ireland

Tourism Ireland

Galway City Council



Galway 2020




Twitter (Failte Ireland)

Twitter (Tourism Ireland U.S.)

Instagram (Tourism Ireland)

Friend and Travel Blogger Jim, from never stop traveling, is a big fan of Galway and thinks Galway is the most Irish town in Ireland. Do you agree?

Friend and Travel Blogger Silke from happiness & things have written about Galway and ice cream. I so want to return to have some ice cream there.

Terry from Strangers in the Living Room wrote about Galway in this piece.

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