Embrace the Magic: Celebrating Special Occasions in Galway City

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Are you looking for something special to do with family and friends for a special occasion coming up? We always encourage people to get out and explore, making memories with the people they love, and Galway is a great place to get started. With history, culture, music, and fun on every corner, Galway is the ideal destination for your birthday, anniversary, family gathering, or group trip just because you deserve it! Book a Galway City hotel for the most comfortable and convenient way to explore the city. Imperial Hotel on Eyre Square is one of the best-appointed hotels in Galway City, ideal for families, couples, and groups. Book on our website and enjoy our best available rates, guaranteed.

Dining in Galway

So many people book hotels and activities and forget to book the most important part of your trip, the dining! Galway has one of the best food scenes in Ireland with everything from street food to fine dining and plenty in between. Appropriate group dining spaces for special occasions can be harder to come by and we recommend booking well in advance if you have your eye on a special spot. At Imperial Hotel Galway, we specialise in group and celebration dining with plenty of space and menu options to suit everyone. Whether you’re planning an intimate dinner with friends or a large group experience for everyone you know, we can book you a space in 1810 or Zappis Restaurants that will suit you.

Sightseeing in Galway

Get to know Galway a little better from our Eyre Square Hotel on your trip. While shopping and enjoying time in the pub are always good fun, Galway has so much more to offer. Bring your family or friends for a walk around the city enjoying the riverside, the West End, and the Latin Quarter. There are beautiful buildings to admire like the Galway Cathedral and places with interesting interiors like the Galway City Museum. You could venture outside of the city to historic spots like Salthill, Connemara, or Athenry as part of a day trip from the city or spend your time enjoying the cobbled streets and colourful shops and pub fronts within the city limits.

Family Fun in Galway

For special birthdays, family holidays, or christenings, Galway has plenty to entertain little ones. The weather isn’t something you can bet on in Ireland, so it’s best to have a selection of indoor and outdoor activities planned – just in case! The National Aquarium is the perfect indoor thing to do with the kids when the weather isn’t cooperating. With species of fish and sea life from all over the world, they’re sure to learn something new. In Moycullen, 15 minutes from our Eyre Square Hotel, Wildlands has an impressive selection of adrenaline-filled activities to challenge kids of all ages. As well as the main attraction zipline, they have indoor climbing walls, kids 4×4 off-road adventure, fairy walks, kids indoor mini town, paddleboarding, kayaking, and much more. Ask our team for recommendations depending on the weather and the mood of your little people and we’ll be happy to help!

Celebrate in Galway

Whether you’re celebrating a big birthday, a girls or guys trip, or an anniversary, celebrating is easy in Galway. There are dozens of pubs, bars, and nightclubs where you can dance the night away celebrating your milestone and a pub crawl is always a good idea. For something a little different why not try a celebratory boat trip? Departing from Woodquay in the heart of Galway city, the Corrib Princess brings you on a guided sightseeing tour along the River Corrib giving you spectacular views over Lough Corrib. For even more fun, you can book a dedicated booze cruise with a full bar available on board! It’s popular with hens & stags and other adult groups but not suitable for children.


If you need accommodation in Galway that’s ideally located and very comfortable, look no further than Imperial Hotel Galway. We accommodate groups of all shapes and sizes in our Eyre Square Hotel, ideal for special occasions. Contact us directly or book using our website for our lowest available rates, always.

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Robyn Hurley

Robyn Hurley is a keen traveller with a big heart for animals. She writes about her journeys and loves sharing tips on where to go. Galway is one of her favorite spots to visit and write about. She also loves meeting new animal friends on her trips. Her stories will help you plan an unforgettable trip.

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