It is called Wild Atlantic Way for a reason! A one-of-a-kind adventure and the road trip of a lifetime, the Wild Atlantic Way’s stunning 2,500km stretch of coast offers all this and more. Let us help you out with some of the highlights in Galway and region around! Take your time, go for a hike, discover amazing scenery, enjoy the world class surf and more!
Galway is one of the stops. Discover:
- Meander through Galway’s Latin Quarter. Bursting with buskers and locally owned boutiques, cafés and restaurants, this area boasts some of Galway’s most loved pubs – perfect for a pint and a music session.
- On a walking tour of Medieval Galway City, stroll down narrow winding lanes and ancient city streets, passing the old town wall and intact medieval houses. You’ll also discover how Galway became one of the most powerful city-states in medieval Europe.
- Galway City Museum allows visitors to learn why Galway is known as the City of Tribes, as well as browse a unique set of artefacts like currachs, War of Independence memorabilia and items from John F Kennedy’s 1963 visit to the city.
- Don’t miss Galway City Farmers’ Market which has taken place in Church Lane by St Nicholas’s Church for centuries. Pick up everything from fresh produce to locally made crafts, as well as treats as diverse as sushi and handmade chocolates.
- For a more mellow experience of Galway City, why not head out to the Salthill prom to stretch your legs and suck in the fresh Atlantic air. If you’re brave enough, take a plunge from the Blackrock diving tower like a true local!
- If you fancy some quality peace and quiet, Connemara is a stone’s throw away. Choose from golf on spectacular links courses, fishing on remote twinkling lakes, walking the craggy mountains or simply soaking up the wild untamed scenery.
Connemara, Sligo or Donegal are all close by, and are ideal destinations for adventure and nature lovers. In fact, some of the world’s best surf happens along this little stretch of Atlantic.
From the might of Mullaghmore Head’s high rollers to Aileen’s Wave – the battering ram below the Cliffs of Moher, the Wild Atlantic Way has become a veritable surfing mecca attracting pros the world over. With waves that welcome the amateur surfer as well as the experts, grab a board and dive into these invigorating sea swells.
- Visit Connemara National Park which is situated near Letterfrack, and covers some 2,000 hectares of scenic mountains, expanses of bogs, heaths and grasslands. Some of the Park’s mountains are part of the famous Twelve Bens range. Attractions include exhibitions, nature trails, red deer, Connemara ponies, and an audio visual show.
- Kylemore Abbey is the Monastic home of the Benedictine Order of Nuns in Ireland and well worth the visit. While there you can visit the Visitor Centre, Pottery Studio, Craft & Retail Shop and the Restaurant
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