Camping Sites in County Galway
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Salthill H91 K856, Galway City
River Road, An Spidéal / Spiddal
Renvyle Peninsula, Connemara H91 EP38
Claddaghduff Road, Clifden H71 W024
Shanakeever, Clifden H17 NW52
Frenchman’s Beach, Inis Mór, Aran Islands, Galway
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About County Galway
Take a trip into the rugged wonderland of County Galway for an experience of a lifetime
A remarkable county with a truly unique atmosphere, Galway in the West of Ireland gets under your skin like no other place in the world.
Dramatic, haunting and utterly wild, the craggy countryside at times looks unforgiving, at times rich with bursts of colour and dotted with tranquil, picture perfect lakes.
The Gaeltacht area of County Galway offers an authentic insight into life through the Irish language, and the Aran Islands have a breathtaking beauty and an island atmosphere of their own.
On top of all this, Galway’s got great beaches, soaring mountains, lovely villages, fabulous pubs and some of the friendliest people in Ireland.
Epic coastlines, magnificent beaches and lofty mountain peaks, marvel at the epic scenery in County Galway. Visit the City of the Tribes and discover the rich history of its medieval stone walls. Listen to talented buskers and watch colourful street acts before heading on to picturesque Kylemore Abbey and the wilds of Connemara. The West has some of the richest scenic beauty and natural attractions in Ireland.
From sunsets over Galway Bay to the remote paradise of the Aran Islands, following the trails of Connemara National Park, watching crafts people making traditional crafts and hand-knit sweaters, Galway captivates everyone who visits.
Galway’s unique culture and dramatic landscape captivates all who visit. The Gaeltacht area of County Galway offers an authentic insight into life through the Irish language, and the Aran Islands have breathtaking beauty and an island atmosphere of their own. On top of all this, Galway’s got great beaches, soaring mountains, lovely villages, fabulous pubs and some of the friendliest people in Ireland.
Travelling to Galway
Ireland West Airport is located 6km from Charlestown in Mayo and Shannon Airport is located in Clare. Scheduled services are operated by major Irish and International airlines to and from the UK, mainland Europe and USA out of Shannon.
The main ports of entry are Cork, Dublin and Rosslare – all of which are betwen 3 and 4 hours drive from Galway. Brittany Ferries operates a service between Cork-Roscoff (France). Clare is also accessible via ferry from Rosslare and Dublin. Both ports offer daily services between Ireland-UK and services to France and Northern Spain. The following companies offer ferry services into Ireland – Stena Line, Irish Ferries, P&O Ferries, Kintyre Express, and Isle of Man Steam Packet
Bus Éireann provide services to County Galway from Dublin, Clare, Sligo and other areas
The Dublin / Galway line serves Co. Galway with stations at Ballinasloe, Woodlawn, Attymon, Athenry and Galway City.
Whats to See and Do in Galway
Ireland’s National Aquarium, Atlantaquaria, is located in Salthill on the outskirts of Galway City. It is home to the country’s largest display of sea life. You can get hands-on holding starfish, crabs and sea scorpions at the Touch Pools, see freshly hatched baby fish in the Aquaculture Rearing Centre, and of course, don’t miss feeding time at the (fish) zoo, with a regular schedule throughout the day.
A 35-minute spin along the beautiful Galway coastline from Salthill brings you to Rossaveal where you can hop on the ferry to the Aran Islands. The limestone walls, golden beaches and jagged sea cliffs transport you to another world
Connemara National Park
Connemara National Park covers some 3,000 hectares of scenic mountains, expansive bogs, glorious grasslands and enchanting woodlands. Explore and admire the incredible scenery where rugged mountains dominate the dramatic landscape. Spot the towering peaks of Benbaun, Bencullagh, Benbrack and Muckanaght, part of the famous Twelve Bens
Visit Kylemore Abbey and see its magnificent Victorian Walled Garden and Neo-Gothic church in majestic Connemara. From the love story that started it all, to engineering initiatives, model farms, royal visits, and Abbey’s former role as a girls’ boarding school, learn about Kylemore’s rich history.