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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Park
“Connemara...magical, haunting, majestic, desolate, beautiful, other worldly. ”
  • 83 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Natural Feature
“Cliffs of Moher Cliffs of Moher - one of the world's greatest natural attractions. These cliffs stand 1/3 the size of the Empire State Building and have large populations of puffins and gannets. You can enjoy a hike or a relaxed walk, while gazing in amazement at this geological and natural beauty. The Cliffs of Moher also have shops and restaurants, anything from snacks and souvenirs available.”
  • 87 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Scenic Lookout
“The Cliffs of Moher on the Wild Atlantic Way is one of Ireland's top tourist attractions, with breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean and Irish coastline. A must see. Easy day trip at 1 hour 45 mins from The Calves Field”
  • 70 locals recommend
Garden
“Amazing scenic drive to kylemore and a great experience for the whole family.”
  • 45 locals recommend
Tourist Information Center
“A lunar landscape, great for walking, sightseeing and rare flowers profusely growing in spring”
  • 69 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“personally our favourite in Galway! fusion of irish and New Zealand food. For special occasion or treat. booking essential. ”
  • 61 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Galway is a vibrant and picturesque city, 30 mins from the cottage. Full of music, theatre, fantastic restaurants and pubs, it is a great city to wander around. Many festivals take place here The Galway Film Fleadh, The Galway races, The Arts Festival and many more. ”
  • 47 locals recommend
  • 4 Experiences
Museum
“The Museum is ranked the 11th most popular free tourist attraction in Ireland. Galway City Museum has three floors of exciting exhibitions engaging visitors in the archaeology, history and sea science of Galway. The attraction is one of Galway’s most popular cultural hotspots and welcomes over 200,000 visitors per year. The Museum has been a recipient of TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence for five years running and the 2016 Expert’s Choice award, ranking it among the ‘highest rated attractions in Galway’. Most recently we were awarded Full Accreditation status from the Heritage Council’s Museum Standards Programme for Ireland.”
  • 50 locals recommend
Cave
“Ailwee cave is Europe's largest cave and tours run all the time. The bird of prey centre is right beside it and presentations on the birds run in tandem with the tours of the cave. Children (and adults) have a chance to hold the birds and see them in hunting flight. There is also a great cheese shop here. Only 20 minutes drive from the cottage. ”
  • 43 locals recommend
Pub
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“Famous galway pub on Quay st. Great atmosphere. Sit outside with a drink and people watch. ”
  • 65 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Located just off the coast of Galway are the Irish-speaking Aran Islands. The largest of the three islands, Inis Mór, has been described as 'one of the world’s top island destinations' by National Geographic. Reachable by ferry from Rossaveal, a 5-minute drive from Tigh Tommy Connolly, the welcoming island is home to the World Heritage site Dún Aonghasa, a Bronze Age fort set on dramatic 300 feet high cliff. ”
  • 57 locals recommend
Pub
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“Typical old Irish “teach taibhairne” pub and music venue with a stunning range of vintage Irish memorabilia. Also the pub in Ed Sheeran’s music video for the sing “Galway Girl”. Just note: it Does not serve food. ”
  • 33 locals recommend
Pub
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“It's an amazing pub/restaurant with stain glass, inlaid woods, Gothic arches and church pews. ”
  • 37 locals recommend
Bar
“There's always something going on, be it comedy, music, disco, cabaret or other gigs. You'll never be bored, just check their programme. ”
  • 40 locals recommend
Pub
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“Upstairs you can just be lucky and get a taste of Irish traditional music sessions”
  • 50 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Do not miss the Spanish Arch, museum, river and swans in Galway City of culture 2020”
  • 36 locals recommend
  • 3 Experiences

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“personally our favourite in Galway! fusion of irish and New Zealand food. For special occasion or treat. booking essential. ”
  • 61 locals recommend
Pub
“Typical old Irish “teach taibhairne” pub and music venue with a stunning range of vintage Irish memorabilia. Also the pub in Ed Sheeran’s music video for the sing “Galway Girl”. Just note: it Does not serve food. ”
  • 33 locals recommend
Pub
“It's an amazing pub/restaurant with stain glass, inlaid woods, Gothic arches and church pews. ”
  • 37 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Best Seafood along the Wild Atlantic Way Visited by many Famous People from across the Globe!”
  • 33 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Famous for their fish and chips. Almost a Galway landmark. And for good reason. Can't get fresher fish than that unless it's still swimming! ”
  • 35 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Our favourite - brilliant any time of day but we especially love brunch at this spot”
  • 35 locals recommend
Restaurant
“One of our favourite places to eat with excellent seafood, lovely views and a relaxed informal environment. ”
  • 26 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Downstairs there is a very good standard deli which serves soup and sandwiches and coffee, perfect for when your on the go there is also a shop which sells lots of Galway and Irish produce. Upstairs there is a restaurant which has a fantastic window view of Shop St and most of all has delicious food.”
  • 36 locals recommend

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