Our Top 5 Things to Do in Galway

There’s lots to see and do in Galway and the surrounding area during your conference, event or group stay at NUI Galway. Check out our top 5 below!

1. Explore the Wild Atlantic Way

The Wild Atlantic Way is a 2600km coastal route that stretches along the stunning west coast of Ireland. From the spectacular views offered by the Cliffs of Moher to picturesque villages, it is a must for anyone looking to explore the rugged landscapes of Ireland!

Distance from NUI Galway to Salthill: approx. 7 minutes by car

2. Visit Connemara

Boasting magnificent mountains, beautiful beaches and amazing views, Connemara is famous across the globe for its natural beauty. Luckily for us, it’s right on our doorstep, to the West of Galway city! Destinations include Leenane and Kylemore Abbey.

Distance from NUI Galway: approx. 30 minutes by car

3. Stroll the Salthill Prom

Fancy a seaside stroll? The Salthill promenade in Galway city stretches for 2km, from the picturesque, seaside village of Salthill to the Claddagh in the city centre, and boasts sandy beaches and fabulous views across Galway Bay.

Distance from NUI Galway: approx. 7 minutes by car

4. Sample Some Culinary Delights

With a wide variety of restaurants, Galway city is renowned for its culinary scene and offers something to suit all tastes. In fact, Galway was designated European Region of Gastronomy in 2018. Click here for some information on what Galway has to offer.

5. Enjoy the Festival Atmosphere

When it comes to festivals, you are spoiled for choice, with the Galway International Arts Festival, the Galway Film Fleadh and the Galway Races taking centre stage during the summer months, offering an atmosphere like no other!

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