Barna Vacations

Spend a while in Barna, which is located 14 miles (23 kilometers) to the southwest of Galway. If you are coming from the Carnmore Airport in Galway, Barna lies 9 miles (14 kilometers) to the northeast.

Many of Galway’s most popular attractions are within easy reach of Barna, making it a smart choice as a place to base yourself during your visit. Silver Strand and the Bearna Golf and Country Club are two of the popular destinations in the area. Two other popular spots that are located within a short distance of Barna are the Galway Golf Club and Leisureland.

Barna has plenty of museums, exhibits and show venues nearby that make great places to visit. Stroll around and savor the quiet of the Galway City Museum, the Galway Arts Centre and the Galway Irish Crystal Heritage Centre. Culture vultures will find plenty to cheer about at venues such as the Druid Theatre. The area is a dream destination for art lovers. Don’t miss the Bold Art Gallery.

If you are travelling with kids, let them run around at the family attractions nearby. Enjoy learning about all kinds of fascinating creatures at the National Aquarium of Galway.

If the weather is good, do what the locals do and make the most of the nearby green spaces. There are some pleasant family parks, so take a picnic blanket to South Park. Listen to the sounds of lapping waves at Lough Atalia.

Galway has many interesting places to see including Galway Cathedral, Eyre Square and Spanish Arch. To get a little closer to Galway’s heart and soul, spend a little time at the area’s most sacred sites, such as the St. Augustine's Church and the St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church.

You’ll find great greens and friendly locals at the Glenlo Abbey Hotel Golf Course. Grab your golf bag and hit the fairways.

When you’re ready to rest your weary feet after enjoying the delights of Barna, check in to one of the area's range of short and long stay accommodation options. The Park House Hotel, the Salthill Hotel and the Jurys Inn Galway are among the best places to stay while you are enjoying this special area.

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