I am spending one week in Galway July 2014, doing the Connemara & Burren coach tours & Corrib Princess Cruise but would really like to find a 3rd coach tour (not including the open top Galway bus and not to the Islands). Also if there is an interesting manor house to visit. Any suggestions. We don't drive.
i lilve in n e pa. state, where to go thats no further than 3 1/2 hrs.
I have been offered a job in Galway and it would be 2000euros a month.
Is this enough to live on? How much is a nice flat per month? I've looked online and they seem to cost a bomb.
Is the city busy.....?
Clubs on a Tuesday and Wednesday night? x o x o
I was just wondering if anyone has had experience with the Failte tour company out of Galway. I'm considering connecting with a few of their tours from Dublin. Thanks!
Hi we have about 10 families travelling to the feile this year we would like to stay in galway city could anybody tell me is there a block of apartments of holiday homes/cottages that would cater for 10 families for the weekend of 24th to 26th june 2011, hotels are working out too expensive as most of the families would need 2 rooms to cater for adults and children ratio
I'm seeking alternatives to go back from Galway to Dublin airport at early morning. So I discovered www.citylink.ie and www.gobus.ie. Do you you have experiences with these bus operators? Are they reliable? And will it be necessary to reserve a seat in advance? Do you know, wether they've got onboard-toilets (Regarding to www.gobus.ie this operator have, but I do not know it about Citylink).
Can anyone advise me on the most economical transport from Galway to Castlebar, how often buses run and what the cost would be for a single ticket hopefully tomorrow. Also what sort of weather would I expect in Castlebar and how does it compare to Cork weatherwise
Thanks for all the help to me so far as I backpack through beautiful Ireland.
Myself and a few friends are going to be on a Guided Tour of Ireland next week and will be spending the night in Galway on Good Friday. I just found out that ALL Pubs and Clubs are required to be closed on Good Friday. The tour operators must have forgotten to mention this when we booked :-)
Any recommendations as to what to do on this night??
Someone said that the Hotel bars are the only ones allowed to be open?? In the USA the hotel bars are consistently boring. Is the same true in Galway?? Am i allowed to go to another hotel bar if one is known to be better than the others - or am i restricted to only my hotel bar?
Thank you in advance. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Can anyone tell me where I might get a ticket to the Allianz Football Leage game Galway v Dublin tomorrow and how much it will cost.
I'm from Australia and backpacking. Also can anyone tell me what the best way and fare is from Dublin to Galway as I'm planning to leave Dublin in the morning. Also looking at cheap accommodation backpackers or B & B
I'm thinking about staying in the Salthill area rather than the city center, as it looks like a wonderful part of town.
How easy is it to get to the city center from there? I'll have a car but would rather not drive around the city, so would be walking (during daylight hours), taking a bus or getting a cab.
I'm basing myself in Galway for 3 days, with one day reserved for exploring the city, one day reserved for driving around Connemara, and the third day for a trip to the Aran Islands, so I don't know that I really *need* to be in the city center for convenience.
How long a walk is it, do you think? I walk at a good clip. Is there a frequent bus that goes between the two?
My girlfriend and I are staying in a B&B about 4 kilometers from Galway city in April. We were thinking of hiring bicycles so that we could park our car at the B&B and ride the bikes to and from town. Does anyone know if that's a good idea? Is it generally safe for cyclists on the roads/sidewalks inside and just outside the city? Is it safe to lock a bike around the city? Is it safe to ride at night?
Thanks for any advice or answers to my multiple questions!
Do you have an email address for Mark Joyce or Joyces Craft Shop. in 2002 I purchased a marble Galway hooker that I have broken and wish to replace.
Which city is more worth seeing, Galway or Limerick? Unfortunately my time is limited and I can only afford one day in one of this cities.
I'd spent two nights in the selected city using it as a base for a daytrip to Cliffs of Moher, the other day would be free for sightseeing...
We're going to be driving from Dublin to Galway on a weekday in late August. Couple questions: How long would it take if we just drove straight through. Are there any "must stop and see" sights along the way? Thanks!
what is the nite life like in salthill.
i am interested in pubs with live music
I'm looking for a centrally located hotel or B & B - for about a five night stay. I'd like to pay about 75 - 85 Euros per night on average. I'll be traveling alone so I'm looking for somewhere I'll feel comfortable coming and going. Also, is the Salthill area walking distance of the city center? That looks like it would have some moderately priced places to stay.. Thanks for the feedback!
I am looking at visiting Galway in the summer but cannot seem to find any flights going from anywhere near where I live. Does anyone know if there are any airlines that fly to Galway from either Southampton or Bournemouth airports? If not these, then any airports near to these?
We stopped at Joyces Craft Shop and had a delightful time talking with the owner. He was a world of information - we made sure to stop at everything he said "Don't miss." I've got a book of Washington State I want to send him. I figure he shared his country with us - I'd love to share my state with him. If anyone has an address, I'd really appreciate it! Loved Ireland - loved the people - would love to go back again some time!
Hello, does anyone have any information and detail on local/Galway Flea markets, Car boot sales & Antique markets or stores on Sat June 26 & Sun June 27st? We really enjoy the experience of a local market. We will have a car also, local public transportation works well too.
Thank you all for any & all comments.
TOday is Sunday, 5/16 and we are supposedly leaving the U.S. on 5/21 this Friday. The volcano is again spewing ash towards Ireland.
Does anyone know when the ash comes overhead does it cause breathing problems??
I have asthma and it would be important for me to find out. I am really sick of all these medical problems.
Thanks for the help again.....
We are from the U.S. and on a tour coming to Galway, Cork, Wexford, and Dublin for our hotel stays and also visiting many small towns/villages along the way in May 2010. I know that Irish Gaelic and English are spoken here.
A serious question to anyone that can help please. I have a rare eye condition and have had 5 operations in the last 6 months. My eye doctor has said it is all right for me to travel. He is going to write a letter regarding my condition in case I need to go to hospital.
If I need to go to hospital, will there be any doctor there that can read my doctor's letter written in English? I know it sounds silly, but is extremely important to me for my safety.
My eye doctor does not think I will have any problems, but just in case. Thank you so much for the advice.
We are coming to Galway and want to know if there are any Barclays ATM machines here?
We can use our ATM from the U.S. for free in that ATM machine. Thank you....
Me and my sister have planned to visit Inishmore late march. Being quite a control freak im already now trying to figure out how to get from one point to another, and it seem we might have stumbled across a little.. challenge!
We arrive at Galway on March 29 in the afternoon, where we'll drop of our luggage at the B&B on Salthill. We only intend to stay in Galway over the night and then my plan was to take some tourist bus towards The Burren and Cliff of Moher and then be dropped of at Doolin where I noticed a ferry was supposed to sail from. But apparently this starts service in April ? This mean.. Unfortunately, that we need to catch a ferry from Galway City or Rosslyn/Spiddal? Can anyone verify this please. I have found the plans for the ferries from Rosslyn and its looks as if we can't make it in time, if we take one of the guided busstorus to Cliffs of Moher, so im afraid I might need to change our plans. Was thinking that maybe, just maybe, there was some sort of private charter from Doolin?
Also.. I seem to recall reading somewhere that one of the tourist bus companies have a "passport" of some sort, where youre allowed to use their busses out one day, stay in a day overnight and take the bus back the next day, for the same price. I have been looking like a maniac, but can't find it again.
All help is much appreciated
Petra House or St Judes?? Which one will give a more authentic experience while still being walking distance to pubs, shops??
I am planning my first trip to Galway next month and would love any travel recommendations for authentic bnbs with kind hosts, comfy beds, and fabulous breakfasts. Any ideas would be great!
I'll be hitting Galway city with a few pals next month & i was curious if anyone could fill us in on major tourist attractions within the city limits? So far, we are definitely going to visit the cathedral and Salthill for a few hours. If there are any buildings of major historic importance within walking distance of the city then i'd be happy to hear about them.
All suggestions are welcome, even something within a few miles of the city... A castle or something like that. Getting a taxi for a few km's isn't out of the question
Thanks in advance everyone
Has anyone attended the Galway Oyster Festival? If so, can you give me your impressions. A friend is planning a trip for a bunch of college buddies (mid-30s) and Ireland is in the running. We're wondering if planning our trip around the festival would make sense.
Any input would be greatly appreciated.
I will be visiting Galway for the first time later this year (November) -- and I was wondering if anyone could provide recommendations for some good traditional Irish pubs. I have read some good things about Monroe's -- and I plan a visit there. Any other recommendations?
In Galway early July, 4 of us for two nights. Thinking of one of the following hotels.
Jurys Inn, Clayton Hotel or the Radisson Blu hotel. First two are roughly same price and there is only £25 per night extra for the Radisson. Any comments welcomed.