Galway Life

Galway City is one of Ireland’s largest and most exciting and vibrant city, Galway is the gateway to the West where people can truly explore the real Ireland. Galway is famous for its spirited nightlife, busy cultural scene and extensive shopping.
Galway is also a city of festivals and special events including the Galway Oyster Festival, Galway Race Week, Salthill Airshow, and the acclaimed Galway Arts Festival.

Tours, excursions, cruises on the river Corrib and a visit to many of the famous landmarks, such as Connemara, the Burren, Kylemore Abbey The Cliffs of Moher and the Aran Islands are all available to the visitor of Galway. Sports enthusiasts can enjoy an endless array of activities including watersports, tennis, horseriding, walking tours, cycling, greyhounds, horseracing, go-karting, bowling, river & deep sea angling, and a host of Ireland’s 18 hole championship golf courses.

Guests of Gleann Na Ri are spoilt for choice when it comes to golfing. The 18 hole championship course in Oranmore, The Galway Bay Golf & Country Club (091) 790503, a Christy O’Connor designed course (this course is currently undergoing re-development in 2008) and Galway Golf Club, Salthill 091-522033. There are many other golf courses in the Galway area.

Calendar of Events / Dates to Remember 2012:


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To arrange transportation:

Train Service: Iarnrod Eireann:
Bus Service: Bus Eireann:

Airports: Shannon Airport:
Dublin Airport:

Cork Airport:

Things to do in & Around Galway:

Bus Trips to Connemara/Burren/Cliffs of Moher:

Trips to Aran Islands:

Flights: Aer Arann:
Ferry: Island Ferries:
InisMór Ferries:

General Information on Ireland:

Board Failte/Irish Tourist Board:
RTE (National News Network) :
Western Tourist Board:



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