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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 16, 2016
Music pubs in winter

Hi i would love to vistit connemara in the wintertime. is there a chance to get into some music sessions in the pubs, even in the smaller villages like cleggan?
Thanks a lot for your help and best greetings from switzerland

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 25, 2012
Park & ride for Motorhome  (2 Answers)

We are planning on travel to galway for a few days in the next couple of weeks and wondered if there is any park and ride facility for motorhomes around the city.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 10, 2011
Distance Clifden - Carrigaholt  (3 Answers)

We're going to be visiting Ireland at the end of August, staying in Clifden. We'd like to make a day trip to Carrigaholt further up the coast but don't know whether it's feasible in terms of distance / roads. Can anybody help?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 18, 2011
Train from Galway to Kells?  (3 Answers)

I really want to go to Galway but I really want to see the Abbey of Kells. Is there a way of transportation, such as a train or bus, that could take me from one to the other? Any other suggestions of how I can do both are very welcome.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 08, 2011
Do we need reservations??  (4 Answers)

My wife and I will be stay in and around Galway this June for about 10 days. We'll have a car and would like to have a flexible itineary and go where the wind takes us. Should we reserve our rooms in advance (not very spontaneous) or is it fairly easy to find a B&B for the night?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 09, 2009
Irish Sports  (4 Answers)

As a spectator, which is more fun to watch:

(a) gaelic football

(b) hurling

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 26, 2009
Galway City Book Stores  (6 Answers)

Charlie Byrne's or Kennys?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 10, 2009
Connemara  (4 Answers)

Hi all :-)

Will be heading down to Connemara for 4 days in a few days time and staying in the LetterFrack area. I will most certainly be doing the Connemara loop. Can anyone recommend any good pubs were the craic will be flowing that are not too much of a tourist hunt ( if there is such a thing ! ) with a wee bity of music :-). Also any recommendations on sightseeing and good food ;-)

Cheers folks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 06, 2008
Equestrian center near Kinvara  (2 Answers)

I am searching for the name of the small (but wonderful) equestrian center between Kinvara and Galway. Thanks much.

Mindy White
Georgetown, TX

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 19, 2007
Student photographers traveling to Galway  (2 Answers)

Hello my name is Nicholas Draney and I am a student at Brooks Institute of Photography in California. I am traveling to Ireland and specifically Galway with a group of students to do documentary photography. We are interested in documenting stories about people in Ireland. The culmination of these five weeks will be a student show and book. Is there anyone out in the Galway area that may have an interesting story or know of any story threads that would potentially be interesting to a group of photojournalists? I have been looking into the farming communities in Ireland and how the agricultural industry, which used to be the number one industry in Ireland, has fallen to third overall. Is there anyone out there that knows of any local farmers being affected by this? Maybe selling ground to development projects? Or perhaps families that can not afford to own and operate the land which has been in their families for generations. Any tips or contacts would help me immeasurably. Please email me if you think that you have any information that will help us in our endeavor. Thanks so much.

Nicholas Draney

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 23, 2007
Going to Galway  (2 Answers)

Hi, Planning a trip to Galway in June and have a couple of questions. At the moment the plan is to arrive on the Saturday evening of the June bank holiday weekend and leave on the Tuesday. Not sure yet if we'll stay in Galway city or in Connemara somewhere.
1. Is the city likely to be mad busy seeing as it's a holiday weekend. I also heard something about 'Bog Week'? What's that all about?
2. Where is affected by the bad water thing?
3. If you've been to or live in Galway what's your favourite thing about it?

Thanks in advance,

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 20, 2006
Cliffs of Moher  (2 Answers)

I am visiting County Galway in Febraury and I am really interested in visiting the Cliffs of Moher. I understand that there are bus tours that go to and from the cliffs. Would you be able to direct me to site that I can make reservations for a bus tour to the Cliffs of Moher from Galway City? Any information regarding transportation to the Cliffs is much appreciated.
Krissy Myer

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 13, 2006
spideal  (2 Answers)

Just wondering if there are any shops that sell groceries in Spideal. Also, what is the town like? How are the restaurants? Any info would be great!!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 25, 2006
Travel to County Galway in October  (1 Answer)

We are going to visit County Galway in middle to late October--for a few days --what are the most interesting things to see and do in that short a time.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 12, 2006
Spiddal  (3 Answers)

Will be in Spiddal at the end of May. Can anyone recommend a reasonable B&B for 2 almost-seniors. Also is it possible to go to Galway City by bus from Spiddal. Thanks

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 15, 2006
places to visit  (5 Answers)

hi we will be visiting Galway County during april, staying 5 days in all. we will be staying in oughterard.
our itinerary is as follows
1st day: arrive at oughterard, we'll do some walking around then go to a pub
2nd day: Aughnanure Castle and hire a boat (can anyone tell me if it is possible to hire a boat and go on inchgoill island without a boatman?)
3rd day: boat trip from Cong
4th day: Connemara
5th day: Galway City

could you please tell me if there are other interesting places to visit, which can be visited in a day?
any idea where one can go for lucnh, a restaurant offering both seafood and meat dishes in the connemara area?
thank you

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 17, 2006
accomodation  (5 Answers)

Hi all
please help me find a suitable accomodation in order to visit Connemara, Lough Corrib area, Galway City, Cliffs of Moher and Bunratty (maybe some place else). We'll be staying for 7 days. would like to stay in a homey place such as a B&B not in a hotel. what would be the best town/village to stay at having also some good pubs around? budget is 30-35 euros per person per night. thanks

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 01, 2006
Going to the west  (3 Answers)

Myself and the missus are going to Galway in Ireland to tour around in april... anyone got any ideas where is a good place to stay? We like cycling and the general social scene.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 09, 2005
St. Pats day  (3 Answers)

I will be landing at Shannon on 17 March, and planing on being in Galway by 10 am. Where would be the best place to see the parade?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 12, 2005
Looking for house share in galway! International people!

Im moving to galway in september and would love to share a house with international people!
Im living in Cork at the moment but mz place of birth is Vienna, Austria.

Hope to hear from you soon!

Ursula :)

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 27, 2005
LOoking foR sUmMeR JoB!!!!!!  (1 Answer)

Hi everyone!!!.We are two students from europe and we would like to work this summer in Ireland.We can work on any position we can work as waiters ,cleaners,washers.We can also work in gardening.We have some experience because we have worked as a waiters last summer.If you know something,please contact us .We also wanted to ask you if there are any chances to get such kind of job.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 02, 2005
What will be open in Cliften when traveling in November??  (3 Answers)

Hello out there!!
I will be staying in Cliften for a couple of days during the latter part of November. Does anyone have any idea what will be open for Restaurants and Pubs, etc. Already having a hard time to get a place to commit for lodging at that time.

It will be the Thanksgiving Holdiay season, although it is not celebrated in Ireland.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 29, 2005
summer au pair in loughrea / county galway is looking for friends  (2 Answers)

HI, I am a nearly 18 years old austrian girl and I will be in Loughrea near Galway as an au pair this summer, from july 10th to august 24th. For my leisure time I am looking for friends, either other au pairs or local people.
greetings from austria

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 09, 2005
Traditional Irish Music in Galway City  (3 Answers)

I am travelling to County Galway May 19th to 30th. I'm staying with my wife's family in Athenry, but will spend alot of time in Galway. Can anyone suggest a good non-tourist pub with a good Irish session ?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 27, 2004
Travel Itinerary in Ireland  (5 Answers)

Just curious to see what anyone thinks of this itinerary. Arriving in Shannon in July 05 for an 11 day stay and flying out of Shannon. First day in Ennis and then on to Galway for 2 nights. From Galway to Dublin for 2 nights and then down to Kinsale for 2 nights. From Kinsale to Dingle for 2 nights and our last night in Bunratty. Is this too much?? It appears doable to me, but what the hell do I know. Thanks

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 05, 2004
Caravan sites in Galway

Hi, Can anyone recommend a good caravan park in Galway. I have been reading some reveiws on the internet and they are by no means good. Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 20, 2004
Ceo Mara, Spiddal

Has anyone ever stayed at these apartments in Spiddal? How long will it take us to drive into Galway town? thank you

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 22, 2003
Information about the Western Way  (3 Answers)

Hi, I'm planning of walking the Western Way (Galway) beginning from Oughterard en continuing with the Western Way (Mayo) till Newport. The problem that I'am having is, that it is very hard to find acurate information... I would like to know, if possible off cours, following things: Are their many campsites along the route? Is it even possible to walk the Western Way with a tent and to do some ocationel wild camping? Are their some usefull guidebooks or maps, and if so, were can I bye them? Can I purchage anough food and drinks on the way, or do I have to take all the food for the trip with me? And off course all other tips are welcome!! Thank you very much!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 09, 2003
Weather  (6 Answers)

Hey, What's the weather like in Galway this time (May) of year? I'm heading over there on the 20th. Thanks

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