Things to do in County Galway

Need something to do between doses of caffeine?

This is County Galway's only independent activity listing.

Dozens of one-off things-to-do and places to visit for locals and visitors alike. 



West Galway / Connemara

Aughnanure Castle - near Oughterard

Brigid's Garden - Roscahill

Celtic Crystal Visitor Centre - Moycullen

Clifden Farmer's Market (Friday)

Cnoc Suain Cultural Experience - Spiddal

Connemara National Park - Letterfrack - for hillwalking

Connemara Marble Visitor Centre - Moycullen

Connemara Smokehouse - Ballyconeelly

Derrigrimlach Bog and Walk- outside Clifden

Dan O'Hara Homestead - Connemara Heritage and History Centre -

Dogs Bay and Gurteen Bay - beaches outside Roundstone

Errislannan Manor Garden and pony riding - Clifden

Glengowla Mines - Oughterard

Joyce Country Sheepdogs - Finnty

Killary Sheep Farm

Kylemore Abbey - Kylemore
The Aran Islands
  • Inis Mór - Inishmore (Dún Aonghasa, Arkin's Castle, Saint Ciaran's Monastery, Saint Soorney's church, St Enda's church, the Church of St Colman MacDuagh, Church of the Saints)
  • Inis Meáin -Inishmaan (Kilcononagh church, Templemurray, Church of the Kings Seven Sons, Dun Chonchubhair)
  • Inis Óirr - Inisheer  (St Kevins' church, O'Brien's Castle, Church of the Seven Daughters, wreck of the MV Plassy)

East Galway

Athenry Castle - ruins

Athenry Heritage Centre

Ballinasloe Farmer's Market (Friday)

Clonfert Cathedral - near Ballinasloe

DartField Horse museum - Loughrea

Dunsandle Castle and Woods

Irish Workhouse Centre - in Portumna

Pallas karting and paintball - near Loughrea


Renvyle Castle - ruins, near Loughrea


Thoor Ballylee / Yeats Tower

Turoe Pet Farm - outside Loughrea

Woodville Walled Garden


North Galway

Castle Hackett - ruins, outside Tuam

Claregalway Franciscian Monastery / Abbey - in ruins

Claregalway Market

Glinsk Castle - ruins, near Rosscommon

Mountbellew Farmer's Market (Wednesday)

Ross Errily Friary - ruins, outside Headford



South Galway

Burren Nature Sanctuary - Kinvara

Coole Park / Coole-Garryland Nature Reserve - Gort

Dunguaire Castle - Kinvara

Fiddaun Castle - ruins, near Gort

Killinane Graveyard

Kilmacduagh Monastery - in ruins, near Gort

Kiltartan Gregory Museum

Lady Gregory museum  - Gort

Roxborough Gates  - near Gort

Tryone House - ruins, outside Kilcolgan




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See Also


Galway Festivals Guide for time-specific events

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