In Irish; Contae na Gaillimhe is located in the West region of Ireland and is part
of Connacht.With it’s idyllic beach-
Some places to see and visit in County Galway include:
Galway Cathedral, which was dedicated in 1965, was the last major stone cathedral to be built in Europe. Situated in the heart of Galway City, the cathedral boasts an impressive variety of interior art, these include statues, mosaics and stained glass.
Rinville Park is to be found just 5 minutes from the picturesque village of Oranmore. It is created around an ancient castle, a stately home and a fine estate demesne, which dates from the 16th century.
Connemara National Park
Connemara National Park is situated in Letterfrack. It covers some 3,000 hectares of scenic mountains, bogs, heathlands, grasslands and woodlands.
Kilmacduagh Cathedral Churches and Round Tower
In the 7th century, St Colman founded the Kilmacduagh Monastery, which is situated southwest of Gort in County Galway. The site was the birthplace of the Diocese of Kilmacduagh. It contains several churches and a round tower.
In the 18th century,Clifden Castle was built by John d'Arcy in a Gothic Revival style. about 1750. The house was only lived in for about 90 years before it was abandoned in the 1840's.
Aran Islands -
The smallest and most easterly of the Aran Islands, 8km off the coast of County Clare, Inisheer is a tranquil place and is perfect for quiet contemplation and relaxed walks.
Ballinasloe – offers the same Irish hospitality to visitors today as it did in the
bygone days of saints and High Kings. Popular with returned emigrants, historians
and boating enthusiasts, this “Gateway to the West” is located half-
Clifden, known as ‘the capital of Connemara’, is located 80kms north-
Some places to visit in Clifden include: Clifden Castle, Errislannan Manor Gardens, Whitethorn Gallery
and Dan O’ Hara’s Homestead/ Connemara Heritage and History Centre.
Galway City (Irish: Cathair na Gaillimhe) is the fourth largest city with the state and the only city in the Province of Connacht. It is situated on the West coast of Ireland and sits on the River Corrib between Lough Corrib and Galway Bay.
Galway is a vibrant city and is often referred to as the “real cultural capital of Ireland”. It was originally a medieval walled settlement and is popular with visiting tourists.
Areas to see and visit in Galway City include: Galway Cathedral, Galway City Museum, Lynch’s Castle and The Spanish Arch.
Gort (Gort Inse Guire) -
Framed by the Slieve Aughty mountains to the south, Loughrea is positioned beside
Some places to visit in Loughrea include: Saint Brendan’s Cathedral Museum,
Dunsandle Castle and Woods, Loughrea Castle and Woodville House Walled Garden.
Things to see and do: The Salthill Promenade and Salthill Blue Flag Beach.
Tuam (Irish; Tuaim), is 32 km north of Galway City on the N17 major route. It is
in the west of the Midlands of Ireland and stands at the crossing-
had become the political and ceremonial centre of Connacht; Ireland’s western province.
The town of Tuam hosts some of Ireland’s rarer fauna, including birds such as the Barn Owl and also bats, which have for centuries, roosted in the cathedral’s fro centuries.
Today Tuam is a major hub for travellers through the borders, Midlands and Western region.