What to do in Galway

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What to do in Galway

Free Things to Do in Galway

Traveling to Galway on a budget? The following can be seen for nothing.

Galway City Museum - Check if there are any special displays, exhibits or guided tours on at this popular museum.

The Fountain - If you're an admirer of modern-day architecture, add this landmark to your itinerary.

Lynch's Castle - Feel like you've stepped back in time while learning the secrets of this historic site.

Eyre Square - Get acquainted with some of the local people and discover the true character and soul of this place.

Salmon Weir - Find a good place to sit and savor the serenity that goes hand in hand with being near the water.

St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church - Enjoy a little quiet reflection and learn a few things about this site's religious significance.

Grattan Beach - Dive into a good book or listen to some music while you're soaking up that vitamin D.

Hall of the Red Earl - Appreciate the stark difference between the urban jungle and nature's wonders at this awe-inspiring location.

Millennium Children's Park and Playground - No matter if you can tell your apple trees from azaleas, you'll find beauty in this spectacular display.


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Frequently asked questions

What to do in Galway on a sunny day?
A The Cliffs of Moher, the Burren & Galway Bay Rail Tour is a fun way to explore the area and enjoy the sun’s rays.
What to do in Galway on a rainy day?
If it’s really coming down, these awesome indoor activities will keep you occupied (and nice and dry!):

What should I not miss in Galway?
If you’re eager to explore the best of this destination, add these sights to your schedule:

  • Galway Cathedral
  • Galway City Museum
  • Spanish Arch
  • St. Nicholas’ Collegiate Church

Are there cheap things to do in Galway?
What can you do in Galway for free?
Your vacation in Galway won’t cost an arm and a leg with free things like these on offer:

  • Galway Cathedral
  • Galway City Museum
  • St. Nicholas’ Collegiate Church
  • Eyre Square

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