Galway, Ireland – How to spend a day exploring the city

Galway Ireland

Galway is most commonly referred to as Ireland’s most Irish City. Although not the biggest city in the country, some would say its people have the biggest hearts. Galway is also known for many symbols such as the Claddagh Ring, Galway’s own symbol of love and friendship and the cozy Aran Sweater. Even if you only find yourself to have a day to explore Galway, if you make good use of your time, you can definitely get a lot of sightseeing done within this small, quaint city. 

Stroll Around The Streets and Watch The Many Street Performers

If there’s one thing you won’t be without while in Galway, it’s entertainment. From the traditional dances and music within the many brightly painted pubs lining every street, to the vivacious and intriguing street performers planted on every street corner, there are definitely eye catching performances for everyone, young and old.

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Do a Good ‘ol Fashioned Pub Crawl

I don’t think I need to elaborate on this, but when in Ireland, it’d be complete blasphemy if one didn’t participate in a pub crawl. The pubs in Galway are legendary and brightly painted along the main streets. We hit up The King’s Head, The Quay’s Pub and Tigh Neachtain’s Pub, which were all fantastic and had a great atmosphere and vibe, which was accompanied by that famous Irish hospitality, of course.

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Admire Galway’s Architecture

Take a walk around the city and admire Galway’s old fashioned architecture. Galway’s architecture consists of gorgeous Georgian doorways and stone covered buildings, with splashes of bright colours that help beautify the streetscapes. The mix of the styles are complimented quite nicely throughout the city streets and will make you feel like you’ve stepped back in time.

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One day is simply not enough time to spend in this amazing city. With so much to do and so much to see, I definitely recommend at least 48 hours to take it all in. For more ideas on what to do and see while in Galway, visit the links I’ve listed below!

Galway Tourism

Trip Advisor

Lonely Planet

Top 10 things to do in Galway

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