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Activities in Galway


If its action you are after then you're in the right place. Here are just a few of what we feel are the best things to get you out and about:
Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of a cruise on-board the luxurious all-weather 157 passenger boat, the Corrib Princess.

The journey takes passengers along the majestic River Corrib and onto Lough Corrib along the famous Steamers Line, the original trade route along the lakes.

Lough Corrib is Irelands second largest lake providing visitors with unsurpassed views and natural amenities that make this the most spectacular waterway in Ireland.

The Corrib Princess takes you past castles and various sites of both historical and cultural interest.

You can enjoy this natural wonderland either as a member of a group, with your family or friends or, simply by yourself.
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Explore the Footsteps of the Past. Book your appointment with Fiona Brennan an experienced, Failte Ireland approved, Local Tour Guide.

Fiona will meet you at the Spanish Arch, beginning with a small group discussion of the history about Galway to set the scene for the walk to come and to get to know you.

You will walk in the footsteps of Galway’s Medieval History telling the stories of:
  • Spanish Arch
  • The Tribes of Galway
  • The Collegiate Church of St Nicholas
  • Lynch’s Window
  • Eyre Square
  • Augustinian Church and many more landmarks
  • Colourful Galway Characters

At the end of this leisurely (approximate 90 minute) walk, having had a Taste of Galway, you will want to continue this adventure on your own and feast on the delights of exploring this wonderful City with an informed eye.
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Explore Galway City & Harbour by Sea Kayak in an unforgettable & unique experience.

Sea kayak through the busy working docks of Galway Harbour, past old fishing boats and stone piers.

Savour the sights and sounds of Galway City as you relax in your kayak, amidst the swans and the occasional seal.

Discover local history and legends as you paddle along the coastline, landing on Mutton Island Lighthouse, and taking in fantastic views over Galway City and Salthill, before returning to the hustle and bustle of Galway.
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Immerse yourself in tradition by sailing into Ireland’s past on a 120-year-old Galway Hooker “Bláth na hÓige” (Flower of Youth).

A schedule of sailings operate daily in summer from Galway Harbour, 10am, maximum 10 passengers per trip, with individual and group rates available.

The trip is 2 hours in duration, sailing out into Galway Bay towards Salthill, with views of the Burren and Galway Coast all the way, before returning to base.

This experience was voted among the 'Top 10 Activities along the Wild Atlantic Way' by National Geographic in 2014 and also featured on the recent ITV documentary 'Wild Ireland' presented by Christine Bleakely.
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