Oozing Irish culture and heritage, Galway is filled with historic streets offering an abundance of Irish bars, pubs, restaurants, independent stores and more. Learn about Galway’s history and culture in the museums and galleries, enjoy the fantastic view over Galway bay or explore further afield and immerse yourself in the incredible landscapes and natural beauties that Ireland has to offer.

What's on in Galway

18 - 19 August
The Super Milk Wild Air Run at Galway Racecourse is a sporting experience not to be missed. The run involves climbing up, sliding down, bouncing and jumping your way along a 5km inflatable obstacle course which includes a 60 Metre Long Inflatable Water Slide!! People from 7 years to 70+ and of all fitness levels can enjoy Ireland’s biggest inflatable obstacle course.

15 - 16 September
The 3rd Annual & International Galway Tattoo Show will bring together some of the best international tattoo artists in the world and mix that in with the amazing tattoo talent of some of Ireland's best tattoo artists. The show is not only a celebration of tattoo art, and will feature entertainment, live music, a stunning art gallery, a free tattoo cinema, photo booth, market stalls and traders on show to keep you entertained.

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Best Bar: Taaffes on Shop Street has been open for over 150 years and is one of Galway's best known bars. Make sure to catch one of the many traditional Irish music sessions that have become legendary here.

Best Restaurant: Vina Mara (19 Middle Street, Galway) opened in 2002 and has since established itself as one of Galway's favourite restaurants.

Best Shopping: Born in Galway stocks a range of designer brands including Mina, Lipsy, Prophecy, and Rare for women as well as  Franklin and Marshall and Gio Gio for men.

Best Kept Secret: The Galway Market (located in the laneway between Shop Street and Market Street) takes place every Saturday and is extremely popular with both locals and visitors.

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