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Galway Destination Guide

Discover Galway in Ireland!

Galway in the region of Connaught with it's 70,686 habitants is a town located in Ireland - some 116 mi (or 186 km) West of Dublin, the country's capital.

Interactive map of Galway

Local time in Galway is now 12:10 AM (Monday). The local timezone is named "Europe / Dublin" with an UTC offset of 0 hours. Depending on your flexibility, these larger cities might be interesting for you: Derry, Belfast, Tralee, Sligo, Oranmore or Lower Dangan. When in this area, you might want to check out Twomileditch, Salt Hill, Menlough, Galway, Coolagh and Salthill as well. We found some clips posted online. Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation.

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Weather Conditions Today & Next Days Forecast

16°C / 61 °F Light rain
Morning Temperature 14°C / 58 °F
Evening Temperature 16°C / 61 °F
Night Temperature 13°C / 56 °F
Chance of rainfall 0%
Air Humidity 87%
Air Pressure 1021.4 hPa
Wind Speed Gentle Breeze with 9 km/h (5 mph) from East
Cloud Conditions Broken clouds, covering 64% of sky
General Conditions Light rain

Tuesday, 17th of July 2018
Light rain, scattered clouds.
Light rain Day: 16°C (62 °F)
Night: 10°C (51 °F)
Wednesday, 18th of July 2018
Moderate rain, light breeze, overcast clouds.
Moderate rain Day: 16°C (60 °F)
Night: 12°C (54 °F)
Thursday, 19th of July 2018
Moderate rain, gentle breeze, broken clouds.
Moderate rain Day: 17°C (63 °F)
Night: 16°C (61 °F)


Traditional Irish Music Session The Wes...

03:46 min ( August 17, 2010 by gettrick)
Views: 1,997 - Rating: 5/5

Traditional Irish Music Session, The Western Hotel, Galway, Ireland,

Tour of Galway Ireland - Barnacles Host...

00:51 min ( April 27, 2009 by BarnaclesHostels)
Views: 2,037 - Rating: 5/5

Let the Barnacles Staff take you on a tour of the beautiful city of Galway, Ireland. Start your experience at

Twist Soup Kitchen Galway

07:42 min ( August 07, 2012 by nigel o brien)
Views: 1,670 - Rating: 4.8/5

A short film about the twist soup kitchen located in Galway city. It offers a space for people to come and have a meal for free and to have a chat

Claddagh Boatmen Galway Hooker Restorati...

09:01 min ( January 23, 2012 by tocarproductions)
Views: 2,568 - Rating: 4.73333/5

The Claddagh Community Boat Club (The Claddagh Boatmen) are dedicated to the restoration and sailing of the traditional Galway work boats known as Galway Hookers. These distinctive boats are an import...

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Upcomming Local Events

A brief summary of interesting events comming up in Galway during the next days.


Monday Food Tours

Beginning: 11:30 am (11:30).
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Seán Keane

Beginning: 08:00 pm (20:00).
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Tuesday Food Tour

Beginning: 11:30 am (11:30).
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Climbing Trial Session

Beginning: 07:30 pm (19:30).
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Camille O'sullivan - Monroe's Galway (Giaf)

Beginning: no exact start tme given.
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Design Sprint Facilitator Workshop On Jake Knapp's Process (How To Solve Big Problems And Test New Ideas In Just 5 Days)

Beginning: 09:30 am (09:30).
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Group Write-In (An AWC Workshop)

Beginning: 11:30 am (11:30).
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Wednesday Food Tour

Beginning: 11:30 am (11:30).
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Reading List Service Training For Academic, Admin & Teaching Support Staff

Beginning: 12:00 pm (12:00).
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Speech And Drama For Autism

Beginning: 04:00 pm (16:00).
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Interesting facts about this location

River Corrib

The River Corrib (Irish Abhainn na Gaillimhe) in the west of Ireland flows from Lough Corrib through Galway to Galway Bay. The river is among the shortest in Europe, with only a length of six kilometres from the lough to the Atlantic. It is popular with local whitewater kayakers and is the training ground of NUI, Galway Kayak club, as well as several rowing clubs. The depth of this river reaches up to 94 feet.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 53.27, -9.05 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 0 mi away.
Tags:Geography of Galway (city), Rivers of County Galway

St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church

The Collegiate Church of St. Nicholas is the largest medieval parish church in Ireland in continuous use as a place of worship. It is located in Galway in the Republic of Ireland and was founded in 1320, dedicated (like many other European churches in seaports) to Saint Nicholas of Myra, the patron saint of seafarers. The church now belongs to the Church of Ireland.

More reading: St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church homepage
Located at 53.27, -9.05 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 0 mi away.
Tags:1320 establishments, 14th-century church buildings, Buildings and structures in Galway (city), Church of Ireland Parishes and Churches in the Republic of Ireland, Collegiate churches, Places of worship in County Galway

National University of Ireland, Galway

The National University of Ireland, Galway (NUI Galway) (Irish Ollscoil na hÉireann, Gaillimh or OÉ Gaillimh) is a constituent university of the National University of Ireland. It is a tertiary-level educational institution located in Galway, Ireland. The university was founded in 1845 as Queen's College, Galway, and was more recently known as University College, Galway (UCG) . Michael D.

More reading: National University of Ireland, Galway homepage
Located at 53.27, -9.05 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
Tags:1845 establishments in Ireland, Coimbra Group, Education in County Galway, Educational institutions established in 1845, National University of Ireland, National University of Ireland, Galway, Universities and colleges in the Republic of Ireland

Galway Races

The Galway Races is an Irish horse-racing festival that starts on the last Monday of July every year. Held at Ballybrit Racecourse in Galway, Ireland over seven days, it is the longest of all the race meets that occur in Ireland. The busiest days of the festival are Wednesday, when the Galway Plate is held, and Thursday, when the Galway Hurdle and Ladies' Day take place.

More reading: Galway Races homepage
Located at 53.27, -9.05 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 3 mi away.
Tags:Horse racing venues in the Republic of Ireland, Sport in Galway (city)

County Galway

County Galway (Irish: Contae na Gaillimhe) is a county in Ireland. It is located in the West Region and is also part of the province of Connacht. It is named after the city of Galway. Galway County Council is the local authority for the county. There are several strongly Irish-speaking areas in the west of the county. The population of the county is 250,541 according to the 2011 census.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 53.27, -9.05 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 5 mi away.
Tags:Connacht, Counties of the Republic of Ireland, County Galway, Local administrative units of the Republic of Ireland

Quote of the moment

Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life.

Jack Kerouac