Considered to be among Ireland's oldest caves, the Aillwee Caves is set within The Burren's limestone landscape and is among the top attractions of the area. This combined with its Birds of Prey Centre, it is a fascinating place for nature lovers. Get enthralled by its stunning underworld that looks straight from a fantasy movie. This show cave though dates back to thousands of years, was only found in 1944 by a farmer. Opened to the public since 1976, you can explore its underground waterfalls, frozen falls, hidden chambers and strange rock formations. Check out their gift shop or enjoy some baked goodies at their tearoom. Sit in the terrace of the mountain and take in the unrivaled vistas. Don't miss their dairy where you can watch how they make their famous cheese. If you want a linked tour with the Birds of Prey, the prices vary.
Galway Bay Brewery is one of the top craft breweries in the area. From stouts to sour beers, their inventive brews have found a major fan following across the nation. Check out their drinks like Full Sail, Bay Ale, Stormy Port, Buried at Sea, Of Foam and Fury, and Pilot Series. Get to know how they make their beer in their brewery tours and take a sip of the famous pints. Call ahead for a tour of their site.
Started in 1993, Turoe Pet Farm is an outdoor activity center for kids. The place includes a pet farm and a jungle-themed indoor play area. This place is not only for kids to visit and play, but a fun way to educate them as well. Summer camps, a day out, birthday parties and picnics are activities that are organized by Turoe Pet Farm. An ideal way for kids to play and dance around and be a part of nature with lots of open spaces to run around. The indoor play area has a jungle themed room called the ‘Jungle-Town’, that has a slide, tunnel, ball pond, zip line and bishbash. There also exists a room called the ‘Inflatable City’, which is spread across 743 square meters (8000 square feet) and is considered to be the largest in Europe. It includes a bouncing castle with many inflatable slides. The place is completely safe for children and under complete supervision at all times.
Legend Quest - Galway Gothic & Legends Tour is for those who want a slice of the city's dark past. Get to know the gruesome medieval stories which was riddled with violence, turbulence and lots of myth. From the plague to the garrison stories and public execution, you will get to know the story by expert guides. Private tours are also available.
Explore the waterbodies and the coastline of the county with Kayakmór Tours. This recognized kayaking tour company organizes tours on the Lough Corrib which connects to the sea through the River Corrib. Explore one of the largest lakes of the country as you paddle through its canals and basins. The lake is renowned for its wildlife, so as you kayak through its waters, get amazed by nature's bounty and beauty. No matter your skill level, Kayakmór Tours will ensure your kayaking experience will be a memorable one.
Caherconnell Stone Fort is a beautiful fort located in the Clare County. The history of this fort can be traced back to as early as 10th Century. This fort is known for its ringed wall and is excellently preserved. Caherconnell Stone Fort, as the name suggests, is made of stones and is believed to be used between 10th and 13th Centuries. Though the fort is privately owned, it is a popular tourist spot and provides audio-visual tour for the enthusiasts.
Just outside the village of Kinvara stands a restored castle built in 1520. It belonged to the O'Hynes and Martin families over the years, and was a favorite meeting place for many literary revivalists. The picturesque Dunguaire Castle now echoes to the sound of music during its nightly medieval banquets, especially during the summer months. Decked up with late medieval and early 16th-century embellishments, it a fitting tribute to its literary and historical past.