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What to Do in Galway


Local Attractions
Galway is a buzzing city with so much to see and do all year round! Maldron Hotel Oranmore Galway provides you with a great base, close to all the action yet removed from the noise and traffic of the city. When your day is done with everything in the city, you can escape to Oranmore where you can relax and unwind in your comfortable room.

Galway City

The cultural hub of the country, Galway is arguably the heart of the arts and music scene in Ireland. During the summer months there’s a festival to suit everyone and with international events such as the Galway Races and Galway Fringe Festival, it’s not to be missed! The nightlife in Galway is second to none any time of year with bars and restaurants lining the cobbled streets of the city centre. Live music venues are hard to miss in the city too with Irish and international acts paying regular visits to the City of the Tribes. If shopping is your thing, look no further as there are all the usual high street favourites as well as quirky boutiques and unique market stalls selling handmade art and crafts. While you’re in the city, make sure to catch the Galway Tourist Train, it’s the best way to see all the sights and it’s a big hit with the kids too!

Oranmore Castle
Just a stone’s throw from Maldron Hotel Galway is Oranmore Castle, it is a wonderful experience for families, couples and people of all ages. The Castle opens to the public on selected dates for guided tours where you can learn of the extensive history of this 15th century Norman castle. It remains in excellent condition and offers a window into the history of Galway and Oranmore. It is still inhabited by artist Leonie King and her husband Alec Finn of the famous Irish band De Danann. Given its close proximity to the hotel, you should definitely take some time out to visit this interesting historical site during your stay with us!

Corrib Princess
A short journey from Maldron Hotel Oranmore Galway, will bring you to the Corrib Princess. Climb aboard this large well maintained cruise boat and allow the experienced staff to take care of you with their own special brand of warm hospitality. Children in particular delight at spotting wild life in and along the Lough Corrib Coast making it the perfect family day out with a difference! You could also be warmed by an Irish coffee expertly prepared by the award winning Roisin, having been named the Powers Irish Coffee Making Champion. It’s a memorable way to spend the day and a great way to see some of Galway’s beautiful landscape.

Doolin Ferries
Doolin Ferries was established in 1970, and boasts the largest, most comfortable boats with the highest safety standards. When you take their most popular option, your day is as follows, passengers set sail for Inis Oirr in the morning and are given a few hours to explore the charms of the island, take in its natural unspoilt beauty, sample some local cuisine for lunch and relax in the slow pace of island life. After 2 hours, passengers are then picked up and taken on a cruise under the mighty Cliffs of Moher. You can marvel at the 700 ft of sheer cliff face, battered into shape over the millennia by the ferocious Atlantic Ocean, which draws over a million visitors to our shores every year.

Aillwee Cave
Located in the heart of the Burren in County Clare, Aillwee Cave is a 40 minute drive from Maldron Oranmore Galway through scenic country side and across rugged hills. Snuggled high on the mountain side is the cave entrance, providing spectacular panoramic views of Galway Bay from its lofty vantage point. It is a must see for visitors from all walks of life, coming from near and far. Expert guides are on hand to accompany you during your laidback tour. The tour consists of a 30 minute stroll through the beautiful caverns – over bridged chasms, under weird formations and alongside the thunderous waterfall.

Aran Islands

Named one of National Geographic’s Top 100 island destinations, the Aran Islands are an amazing place to visit while on your Wild Atlantic Way adventure. Located at the mouth of Galway Bay, the three islands, Inis Meáin, Inis Oirr and Inis Mór, are home to nearly 1200 people and are one of the last regions where the native Irish language is used every day.

Connemara National Park
Located in west county Galway, Connemara National Park is 2,957 hectares of unspoilt natural scenery. The national park is ideal for a day out and includes nature trails, spectacular scenery, visitor centre, tea rooms and much more.

Kylemore Abbey

Kylemore Abbey and Victorian Walled Garden are located in the heart of Connemara and offer spectaculars views of the wild landscape as well as the opulent building and grounds.

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