Experience the Best of Galway.Galway
is one of Europe’s most popular tourist destinations
for good reason. Galway is the cultural capital of the West of Ireland
, renowned for traditional music, theatre and nightlife. Galway is an ancient city, but as a university town its medieval streets and pubs throng with a young, vibrant and cosmopolitan population.
With literally hundreds of pubs, clubs, cafes and restaurants
, Galway has no shortage of urban amenities to explore. But an experience in Galway is not complete without long walks along the sea or explorations into the surrounding countryside.
Galway Tourism: www.galwaytourism.ie
- The most popular Galway site on the web, providing regularly updated news, photo gallery and info on accommodation, restaurants, pubs, events and entertainment.
Galway Arts Festival - www.galwayartsfestival.com
Galway Races - www.galwayraces.com
Cúirt International Festival of Literature - www.galwayartscentre.ie
Galway Oyster Festival - www.galwayoysterfest.com
Druid Theatre - www.druidtheatre.com
Town Hall Theatre - www.townhalltheatregalway.com
Róisin Dubh (live music venue & bar) - www.roisindubh.net
Galway: Gateway to the West
Galway also acts as a gateway to some of the most popular destinations on Ireland’s western coast, including The Burren
, The Cliffs of Moher, the Aran Islands, Connemara
and the Gaeltacht area where the Irish language is still in everyday use. Why not make Sleepzone your base for exploring the West of Ireland?
Ideally you’ll devote at least a full day to experiencing each of these distinct and spectacular regions. Sleepzone organizes day tours
to several destinations and its staff will share expert advice on how to best access the region. Whether you stay for one day or a full week, you leave wishing you could stay longer.
Connemara is one of the most scenic regions in Ireland, a place where the Irish language is still in everyday use. Its craggy mountain peaks, expansive sandy beaches and laced network of lakes exemplify the peaceful solitude and rugged beauty of The West of Ireland.
And don’t forget: you can stay in The Connemara Hostel
in the heart of Connemara!
"Watching the World go By", Leenane, Connemara General Information:
Explore The Connemara Loop - www.goconnemara.com
Galway Tour Company - www.galwaytourcompany.com
Healy Tours - www.healytours.ie
O’Neachtain Tours - www.ontours.biz
The Burren & The Cliffs of Moher
Rising a sheer 210 meters from the Atlantic Ocean below, the world famous Cliffs of Moher are among the most outstanding natural amenities that Ireland has to offer. Located about 1.5 hours from Galway, The Cliffs and recently developed Visitor Experience Centre are a must see for anyone travelling to the West of Ireland (www.cliffsofmoher.ie
The Burren is a unique limestone landscape which has lain unspoiled since the ice-age. Here you can find relics of 6,000 year old human habitation, villages abandoned from famine times and extraordinary caves.