Summer in Galway City

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Galway is the ultimate Irish getaway for adventurers and anyone searching for beauty and inspiration. The city centre comes alive with thousands of visitors enjoying craic agus ceol and the countryside surrounding us is vibrant with colour and nature. We’re hoping for a long hot summer in Galway this year and have plenty of plans to make the most of it. Whether you’re visiting Galway as a group, a family, a couple or alone, Imperial Hotel Galway, one of the closest hotels to Eyre Square, is the ideal accommodation. Remember to book directly to guarantee our best available rates and exclusive access to our summer special offers.

Enjoy the Great Outdoors

Galway is one of the best spots in Ireland to create a base while exploring the countryside. Whether you prefer water sports or land-based activities you’ll find a great choice of outdoor activities near Galway. Explore water activities like surfing and stand up paddleboarding in Connemara or long horse rides on the Galway Strand. Atlantic Scuba Adventures provides family-friendly underwater adventures in the heart of the Connemara or enjoy a guided walk on the Sliabh Gairbh mountain in the heart of the Burren. Closer to home, Eyre Square is an urban green space that’s great to meet friends or enjoy lunch al fresco. Millenium Children’s Park has a playground and skate park to keep your little ones entertained. South Park is another expansive green space less than 20 minutes walk from our Galway City Hotel.

Day Trips from Galway

While Galway City has a certain buzz of excitement on summer days, you might want to explore a little outside of the city limits on your visit. Being at the heart of Ireland’s beautiful West, there are some brilliant day trips you can take from Galway City in search of the authentic Irish experience. Take a bus or a boat to the Cliffs of Moher in County Clare and explore one of Ireland’s most beautiful natural wonders. Along the way, you’ll also stop off at the Burren to admire its caves, fossils, rock formations and archaeological sites. Another worthwhile day trip from Galway is the boat to the Aran Islands, getting a feel for life on this remote landscape, a land that time seems to have forgotten.

Summer Festivals in Galway

Festival season is almost upon us and we’re looking forward to a busy events schedule this summer in Galway. Promoting the best of medieval, Renaissance and Baroque music since 1996, the Galway Early Music Festival runs in May. It’s a unique alternative to modern music festivals and an interesting event to attend. Head to Salthill to be entranced by Trad on the Prom, a music, song and dance festival running from May to September. A fixture on the summer festival calendar, The Galway Sessions are back to celebrate traditional Irish music in venues across the city. For film fanatics, Galway Film Fleadh is a must every July screening films you may never again see on the big screen. The Galway International Arts Festival in July is an extraordinary and unique arts experience that has to be experienced in person. The world-renowned Galway Races Summer Festival, held at Galway Racecourse in July is a highlight for lovers of fashion, fun and racing. This is just the tip of the iceberg for events in Galway!

Family Fun in Galway

If you’re entertaining little ones this summer holiday, Galway is a great place for your family getaway. After booking the Imperial Hotel Galway as your family accommodation, get out and explore while the weather holds. For a fun and free day out that’s entertaining for all ages, head to Salthill for a family day on the beach. Pack a tasty lunch for everyone and enjoy a walk on the beach, relax and look at the waves or build sandcastles. Galway Atlantaquaria is a great spot to hide out from a summer shower and learn about native and exotic marine life. Enjoy a boat trip on the Corrib Princess pretending to be sailors (or pirates!) and admiring the sights.

The possibilities are endless in Galway this summer. Our Eyre Square hotel would be delighted to play a small part in your big summer plans. Enjoy our best available rates, guaranteed, when you book using our official website.

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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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