Places to eat Galway

Kai Café

For Lunch or Dinner or Brunch on Sundays, I’ve never had a bad meal in Kai here. From yummy fish fingers to the Kai Fry and the delicious cakes, there’s so much choice here for everyone. Head there early for lunch or brunch (they serve both between 12 and 3) and make sure to book well in advance if you’d like to eat here for dinner. What used to be a florist, try get a seat underneath the beautiful glass ceiling. Located on the lovely Sea Road, why not pop into Ernies aftwerward for some lovely fruit 🙂

Árd Bia at Nimmo’s

Another busy spot, located by the Spanish Arch across from Nimmos Pier Ard Bia always hits the spot for lunch, brunch on Satuday and Sundays and dinner.

Seafood Bar at Kirwan’s Lane

If you like your fish then the Seafood Bar at Kirwans Lane is a must try. Check out the names of the boats on the side of McDonagh’s on the way here – some of these boats are from the Aran Islands and many islanders fished on them.

The Quay Street Kitchen

On the buzzing Quay Street of Galway City you will find this small but delicious restaurant The Quay Street Kitchen They don’t take bookings so make sure to go there early and try grab a table outside to soak up the atmosphere of Quay Street!

Cava Bodega

Located near Quay Street, just beside the Dáil Bar and across the road from Charlie Byrne’s Famous Bookshop – Cava is a Tapas restaurant so if you feel like sharing meals and tasting a bit of everything this restaurant is a must 🙂 Looks small on the outside but not to worry there’s plenty of seats downstairs but still best advised to book in advance!

Things to do in Galway, Ireland

1. Go to a Traditional Music and Dance Show

One of the best things to do in Galway is to go to a Traditional Music and Dance Show such as Celtic Dream The Show in Monroe’s Live every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 8pm from May to September! This show is one of the best in the country and has many talented performers from musicians to singers to dancers – including a world champion even!

2. Enjoy Dinner and Drinks on Quay Street

Soak up the atmosphere on Quay Street in the heart of Galway City! Quay Street had numerous restaurants and pubs to enjoy dinner and/or a drink in. Grab a seat outside on a lovely summer’s evening and enjoy the atmosphere all around! Some of our favourite restaurants include The Quay Street Kitchen, McDonaghs Fish & Chips, The Seafood Bar at Kirwan’s Lane and for a drink Neachtains is a must! And don’t worry if it’s raining, almost all the restaurants have an awning to keep the rain away!

Quay Street, Galway City

3. Visit the Galway City Museum

Galway City Museum is free to enter and has numerous exhibitions, come here to learn about the history and archaeology of Galway and Galway Bay itself. Make sure to catch the best view of the beautiful Claddagh on the top floor! Located by the Spanish Arch, why not take a seat here after your visit and enjoy the view of the Claddagh. Then cross over the Claddagh and enjoy the view of The Long Walk

Galway Hookers, Long Walk, The Claddagh, Galway City

4. Visit the Galway Cathedral

A Roman Catholic Cathedral in Galway City which used to be a prison, the Galway Cathedral sitting on the banks of the Corrib River is pretty impressive and one of the largest buildings in Galway. Also known as the Cathedral of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven and St Nicholas, it’s fabulous art within is a must see!

5. Explore Connemara

Connemara is one of the most beautiful places in Ireland. On the West Coast of Galway, why not take a trip here to see the Connemara National Park is with its beautiful mountains, bogs and lakes.  Enjoy the atmosphere in it’s town Clifden or villages such as Letterfrack or Roundstone

6. Enjoy Sunny Salthill

With fabulous views of the Aran Islands, Galway City and the Burren in County Clare, what’s not to love about Salthill. The Irish for Salthill is “Bóthar na Trá” meaning the Road of the Beach hence it will come as no surprise that Salthill had beautiful beaches along with a lovely parks (do have a look in the Circle of Life Commemorative Garden between the Galway Bay Hotel and the Salthill Hotel) what’s not to love! Treat yourself to a 99 Ice Cream from Centra – one of the best 99’s you can get in Ireland, go on a ride in Leisureland’s Outdoor Fairground or play a game of Adventure Golf, Walk the Promenade and kick the wall at the end of if you feel like a dip in the sea – why not dive off the Blackrock Diving Tower at high tide

99 Ice Cream

Things to do on Inis Oírr, Aran Islands

How to spend your time on Inis Oirr, Aran Islands.

Aran Seaweed Baths and Spa

A stone throw away from Cliffs of Moher View Guesthouse you couldn’t find a better therapist. From hot stone massages to fabulous facials, baths using local seaweed collected just out by the Inis Oírr Lighthouse there’s no better way to spend your time on Inis Oirr.

Take a Pony and Trap

Go on a bicycle ride