Ireland's fastest growing city is also its most appealing. Home to artists, writers, and artisans, Galway has earned its reputation as the unofficial arts capital of Ireland. Galway is a city full of life, and its residents' enthusiasm is infectious. You will leave the city singing and wishing you had spent more time.

Good to Know

  • No overt gay scene, but several venues
  • Gay marriage legal since November 2015

Featured Resorts:

Ballynahinch Castle Hotel


Ballynahinch Castle Hotel is one of the finest castle hotels in Ireland. Set in a private 450 acre estate of woodland, rivers and walks in the heart of Connemara Co. Galway. This unpretentious Castle Hotel stands proudly overlooking its famous salmon fishery, with a backdrop of the beautiful 12 Bens Mountain Range. Ballynahinch Castle Hotel is also a perfect base for walking in Connemara. Ballynahinch Castle has been welcoming visitors to Connemara for over 250 years. Now a b ...

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Abbeyglen Castle Hotel

On the Sky Road ascending from Clifden, make a swift descent towards the sea to find yourself in the pleasant gardens of Abbeyglen Castle Hotel. Built in 1832, Abbeyglen is owned and operated by two generations of the Hughes family and is renowned for the quality of its cuisine and choice of accommodation.

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