Highlighting the Celtic culture and its heritage, Brigit's Garden is an award-winning themed park that is a local favorite, as well as a quite popular spot with tourists. Located in Galway, the popular garden features structures that are characteristic of Celtic architecture like the fairy fort, roundhouse and the stone chamber, to name a few. Apart from the cute, fairy tale locations within the site, the programs and games organized to benefit the children also attracts many visitors. Big on magical grandeur and old world charm, you'd definitely love it here, no matter what your age is.
Ireland is famous for not only its beautiful and natural sights, but for its rich whiskey too. Galway Whiskey Tasting Tours is a guide to exploring types of whiskeys in Ireland. Galway, the city offers few of the most iconic and historic pubs of the country. The special tours are the Whiskey Tasting Evenings and Historic Pub Trail. An amazing way to spend the weekend with a group of friends or colleagues, and to unwind from an entire week of hard work for some fun and laughter.
With a view over River Corrib and the historic Spanish Arch, the Galway City Museum takes you on a journey of discovery through exhibits that chronicle the heritage and history of Galway. From archaeological findings to contemporary art, the museum is home to varied displays that span the length and breadth of the city's long history and cultural heritage. Stop by the museum for a glimpse into all that has shaped Galway over the years and for a deeper understanding of its culture.
This thriving nature reserve is a popular tourist attraction and is favored by those with an appreciation for Ireland's natural beauty. Coole Park is home to a diverse range of flora and fauna, especially birds. The park is also noted for its turloughs and wetlands, forming a complex ecological system that is both rare and beautiful. There is plenty to enjoy at the park including an 18th-century walled garden, several marked trails, and a visitor center that is open seasonally. Favored by nature lovers, outdoor enthusiasts, and tourists alike, Coole Park is treasured local attraction.
Visit the cold waters of the Salthill Beach in the sun-soaked summers of Galway. Comprised of small mini-beaches that are separated by outcrops, Salthill has both soft-sanded as well as pebbly beaches. Moderately crowded throughout the year, especially during the Irish summers, this beach is ideal for fun-filled family outings, picnicking and other water-sports such as diving and snorkeling. The Salthill Promenade makes a lovely path for an evening stroll, while offering enviable views of the beach. Come here for the famous Volvo Ocean Race in early July and stay through the summer for more adventures in and around town.
Listed as a special area conservation land, Barna Woods is known for featuring a variety of vegetation. Covered with trees, especially oaks, Barna Woods is known to house some rare plants and herbs. In addition to the plants, Barna Wood houses many insects, and mammals. The lush green beauty of the park is complemented with the presence of various bird species. Barna wood is known for housing more than 30 different bird species and is a great bird-watching spot. Take a break from your busy city life and rejuvenate yourself by getting surrounded by nature.
Oranmore Castle is a beautiful castle located in the Galway County. This castle is believed to be constructed during the 1400s. Made from stone and bricks, this castle boasts of scenic views of the Galway Bay. This beautiful castle is a perfect venue for hosting your special day. Oranmore Castle has been featured in the television series ‘Scariest Places on Earth’ and has been used as a setting in popular movies like Alfred The Great. Enjoy a tour through this mystically beautiful castle and know more about the culture and heritage of the region.