Discover Galway City – famous for its culture, bars & restaurants, cobblestone medieval streets, and traditional Irish music.
Eyre Square John F Kennedy Park
First stop on our Galway City Private Tour is Eyre Square, also known as John F. Kennedy Memorial Park. This is an inner-city public park in Galway, Ireland. The park is within the city centre, adjoining the nearby shopping area of William Street and Shop Street. Galway railway station is adjacent to Eyre Square.
Quay Street & The Latin Quarter
The Latin Quarter with its cobbled streets extends from the Spanish Arch to O’Brien’s Bridge to St Nicholas’ Church to Middle Street and showcases the city’s rich medieval heritage. It is home to many of Galway’s best-known shops, pubs and restaurants along with historic buildings.
Church of St Nicholas
Founded in 1320, the Church of St. Nicholas is the largest medieval parish church in Ireland. With its rich history, you will see signs of the iconoclasm of the soldiers of Oliver Cromwell.
With its history dating back to the 10th century, The Port of Galway is situated in the centre of Galway City.
The Salmon Weir is located by the River Corrib and is one of the primary salmon fisheries in Ireland. With a 9 km leg that runs through Galway city, This is a popular place for anglers. In addition to salmon, there is also plenty of trout and coarse fish in these waters. You need to a permit to catch game fish here.
Opened in 1965, The Cathedral of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven and St Nicholas (commonly known as Galway Cathedral) is the iconic Roman Catholic cathedral of Galway City. Famous for its choir and organ, music is supplied at all major ceremonies and services as well as at the regular Sunday 11:00 am mass.
City Museum & The Spanish Arch
The Spanish Arch was built in 1584 but is an extension of the 12th-century Norman built town wall. Today, what remains is the remainder of the 16th-century bastion. This impressive structure was added to the old town’s walls in order to protect merchant ships from looting. During this time, it was known as Ceann an Bhalla (Head of the Wall). Today, the Spanish Arch is home to the Galway City Museum, which nestles into one of its impressive walls.
The Claddagh (Home of the Claddagh ring)
The Claddagh or ‘An Cladach’ meaning ‘the shore’, is located on the western side of the city. Once an ancient fishing village dating from the fifth century, The Claddagh is now famous worldwide as the Legendary birthplace of the Claddagh ring.
A 14th century 4 story medieval fortified house with embellished carved windows, gargoyles and ornamental mouldings and cornices. The Lynches, who were of Anglo-Norman descent, were one of the most powerful of the 14 tribes.
Salthill Promenade (Heart Of The Wild Atlantic Way)
Finally, our last stop on our Galway City Private Tour is The Salthill Promenade. Located on the northern shore of Galway Bay. Salthill and its beaches consist of a series of small rocky or sandy stretches. Salthill Promenade offers views of the nearby harbour city of Galway and the Aran Islands.