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Things to do in County Galway

 

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Joyce Country Sheepdogs (Shanafaraghaun)
Ranked #1 of 164 attractions in County Galway
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Ranked #2 of 164 attractions in County Galway
Category: Performances
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Ranked #3 of 164 attractions in County Galway
Category: Equestrian Trails
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Dun Aengus (Inishmore)
Ranked #4 of 164 attractions in County Galway
Travelers' Choice® 2013 Winner Attractions
Category: Historic Sites; Ancient Ruins

Dun Aengus is the most visited of the four stone forts on Inis Mor, it is located close to the village of Kilmurvey. The fort consists of three terraced walls, five metres high... more »

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Ranked #5 of 164 attractions in County Galway
Category: National Parks; Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Sky road (Clifden)
Ranked #6 of 164 attractions in County Galway
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Quay Street (Galway)
Ranked #7 of 164 attractions in County Galway
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Ranked #8 of 164 attractions in County Galway
Category: Golf Courses
Owner description: This 18-hole championship golf course has the spectacular Twelve Bens as a backdrop, and challenges the best of players with... more » Owner description: This 18-hole championship golf course has the spectacular Twelve Bens as a backdrop, and challenges the best of players with its massive last six holes that make par a challenge to achieve. « less
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Ranked #9 of 164 attractions in County Galway
Category: Horseback Riding Stables
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Ranked #10 of 164 attractions in County Galway
Owner description: Interpretive centre for the flora and fauna of the Burren; exhibition, nature walks, indoor and outdoor play, education... more » Owner description: Interpretive centre for the flora and fauna of the Burren; exhibition, nature walks, indoor and outdoor play, education activity area, limestone rock garden, artisan cafe and farm shop. « less
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Ranked #11 of 164 attractions in County Galway
Category: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
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Ranked #12 of 164 attractions in County Galway
Category: Historic Sites
Owner description: Set in a dramatic landscape, Kylemore is an ideal destination for a day out. From it’s beginnings as a romantic gift in the... more » Owner description: Set in a dramatic landscape, Kylemore is an ideal destination for a day out. From it’s beginnings as a romantic gift in the 1860s to becoming home to the Benedictine Nuns in 1920, Kylemore is steeped in history and tales of tragedy, romance, engineering initiatives, model farms, royal visits, spirituality and education. Experience the Victorian atmosphere of the restored rooms of the abbey and gothic church. Explore the magical Victorian Walled Garden, nature trails and woodland walks. « less
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Ranked #13 of 164 attractions in County Galway
Category: Religious Sites; Architectural Buildings
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Ranked #14 of 164 attractions in County Galway
Category: Performances
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Glengowla Mines (Oughterard)
Ranked #15 of 164 attractions in County Galway
Category: Mines
Owner description: Buried beneath the Connemara Mountain lies a way of life long abandoned and almost forgotten just waiting for you to explore!... more » Owner description: Buried beneath the Connemara Mountain lies a way of life long abandoned and almost forgotten just waiting for you to explore! Let the team at Glengowla Mines lead you on a journey of discovery of how lead and silver were mined from the roots of the Connemara Mountains in the 1800’s. The constant dripping of water, the ‘miners breath’ and if you are brave enough - a moment of darkness will set the scene! Delve into the depths of Glengowla mines where you can explore the caverns of marble studded with lead and silver. Follow the veins of copper pyrite which will lead you to the ‘miners gold’ - Galena. Marvel at the rare and beautiful crystals of quartz and fluorite. Learn of the working conditions the miners worked under before the mines closed in 1865. A firm favourite with adults and children alike is to pan for gold and gems at our gold panning station and keep any gems you find! Not only will you enjoy guided tours of the mines, Glengowla is also home to a seismograph which is part of Ireland’s National Seismic Network. See how the seismograph works and how the impact of earthquakes can shake the earth world wide! Glengowla is also working farm where you can visit the Connemara Ponies, meet the Bob the sheep dog, pet the lambs and for advanced group bookings sheep dog herding demonstrations and turf cutting demonstrations are available. Also take the opportunity to enjoy a leisurely stroll through the farm along the old Connemara railway line and discover some of the local flora and fauna. Make a day of it and bring your own picnic! Also available on site: Gift Shop, Refreshments and Outdoor Seating Area, Museum & Free Car Parking.Please Note the mine is now closed for the Winter but if you like to pre book we can run a tour for your group. Mine reopens daily next March. « less
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Ranked #16 of 164 attractions in County Galway
Category: Hiking Trails

The Worm Hole (Poll na bPeist) can be reached by following the road out to Dun Aengus and then heading to the small town land of Gort na gCapall, a small boreen will then take you... more »

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Dun Duchathair (Inishmore)
Ranked #17 of 164 attractions in County Galway
Category: Ancient Ruins

Dun Duchathair, or The Black Fort, is so called due to the colour of limstone out of which is was built. It is situated beyond the village of Cill Einne on a cliff that stretches... more »

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Coole Park (Gort)
Ranked #18 of 164 attractions in County Galway
Travelers' Choice® 2013 Winner Attractions
Category: Gardens; Historic Sites; Parks
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Ranked #19 of 164 attractions in County Galway
Category: Tours; Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
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Ranked #20 of 164 attractions in County Galway
Category: National Parks; State Parks
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Renvyle Beach (Renvyle)
Ranked #21 of 164 attractions in County Galway
Travelers' Choice® 2014 Winner Beaches
Category: Beaches
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Ranked #22 of 164 attractions in County Galway
Category: Sports Complexes
Owner description: Pure Skill, Fusion of Sport is a brand new state of the art 25,000 sq ft indoor sport and leisure destination located in... more » Owner description: Pure Skill, Fusion of Sport is a brand new state of the art 25,000 sq ft indoor sport and leisure destination located in Knocknacarra Galway, only minutes from the city centre. The circuit comprises of 10 automated sports arenas that test your skill level for different sports including soccer, rugby, gaelic football, hurling, basketball, golf, baseball, and many others. The competitors complete the circuit of all 10 sports with a scorecard marked out of a possible 100 points. It takes on average one hour and 15 mins to complete the circuit. The interactive sports area also offers a wide range of sporting activities from around the world, from surfing to ice hockey to kickboxing, so there is something for everyone! The facility represents the first of its kind in the world having recently opened in Knocknacarra in Galway City, and is proving to be a huge hit for group outings and events. So go on, challenge your friends, challenge your teammates, challenge yourself « less
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Brigit's Garden (Roscahill)
Ranked #23 of 164 attractions in County Galway
Category: Gardens
Owner description: Brigit's Garden takes you on a magical journey into the heart of Celtic heritage and mythology, making it one of the truly... more » Owner description: Brigit's Garden takes you on a magical journey into the heart of Celtic heritage and mythology, making it one of the truly outstanding places to visit in the West of Ireland. The award-winning Celtic Gardens are widely regarded as one of the most spectacular in Ireland, set within 11 acres of native woodland & wildflower meadows. In addition to the Celtic Gardens visitors can enjoy the nature trail, an ancient ring fort (fairy fort), thatched roundhouse and crannog, and the calendar sundial, the largest in Ireland. « less
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Aughnanure Castle (Oughterard)
Ranked #24 of 164 attractions in County Galway
Category: Castles; Historic Sites
This impressive 16th-century castle is flanked by two branches of the Drimmeen River.
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Ranked #25 of 164 attractions in County Galway
Category: Religious Sites

The Collegiate Church of St. Nicholas is the largest medieval parish church in Ireland. The church was founded in 1320 and belongs to the Church of Ireland (Anglican/Episcop... more »

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Ranked #26 of 164 attractions in County Galway
Category: Race Car Tracks
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Ranked #27 of 164 attractions in County Galway
Category: Transportation
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Ranked #28 of 164 attractions in County Galway
Category: Horseback Riding Stables
Owner description: Welcome to our TripAdvisor page. I am Oliver Walsh and for the past 15 years I have welcomed visitors from all over the world... more » Owner description: Welcome to our TripAdvisor page. I am Oliver Walsh and for the past 15 years I have welcomed visitors from all over the world to Flowerhill Equestrian Centre in Co Galway, Ireland. Visitors come for the hospitality, willing and fit horses, extensive cross country horseback riding facilities and relaxed and happy atmosphere. Flowerhill is based in 250 acres of beautiful east Galway country side. We are surrounded by the best possible cross country horse riding land - green fields, woods, the Kilcrow river, and wonderful wildlife. You can gallop across open fields, swim through the lake and splash in the Kilcrow river, scaring away the fish as you go. Our fences are a mixture of natural logs, stone walls, ditches and a variety of man made obstacles, including giant bananas! Most of the 150 fences include 2 or more options, so whether you are a nervous novice or confident competitor, we will cater for your needs. The riding standard varies from novice cross sountry, through intermediate, right up to advanced open. All riders need to be confident at walk trot and canter, therefore Flowerhil is not for the absolute beginner.Ride with us by the hour, a full day of 2 or 3 rides per day, or stay with us and chill out for a week or more. Rides usually go out daily at 10.00am and 1.30pm, and we change the rides to suit our customers needs. Horse riding variations include show jumping and dressage tuition, cross country workshops, exercising the hounds and hacking down to the local pub, where there are stabling facilities while we enjoy a pint and toasted sandwich. Private cross country or show jumping clinics for an individual rider can also be arranged. Over the years many of customers return again and again to enjoy the fun. « less
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Ranked #29 of 164 attractions in County Galway
Category: Parks; Farms
Owner description: Welcome to Turoe Farm’s official website! Now that you have joined us, we hope that you take the time to have a look around... more » Owner description: Welcome to Turoe Farm’s official website! Now that you have joined us, we hope that you take the time to have a look around the site to get an overview of the comprehensive range of facilities that are on offer.Since Turoe Farm first opened in May 1993 it has grown from strength to strength and is now one of the leading visitor attractions in the West of Ireland. This family-run enterprise is situated in a rural setting near a village called Bullaun, 4km off the M6 main Galway/Dublin route.Turoe Farm boasts of many wonderful facilities and these can be viewed in the ‘Amenity Section’ of the website. Over the years Turoe Farm has gained a reputation for offering an excellent ‘value for money’ product and our staff provides first class customer service. The Farm offers a unique facility for families, group and individual outings. « less
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Ranked #30 of 164 attractions in County Galway
Travelers' Choice® 2014 Winner Beaches
Category: Beaches
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