The west coast alternative to Dublin, Galway’s small size and laid-back attitude makes it an ideal base for a family getaway and there are plenty of nearby sights to entertain all ages. From exploring a medieval castle to hitting the beach – here are some ideas for fun things to do in Galway with kids.
Category: Things To Do
September 11, 2014
Perched on the cusp of Ireland’s picturesque Killarney National Park and the gateway to southwest Ireland, Killarney has a magnetic appeal for travelers and many find themselves extending their stay. From scaling Ireland’s highest peak to hiking the famous Gap of Dunloe, here are some of the top things to do in Killarney.
September 4, 2014
With 3 days of festivities, gigantic street parties and 2 prestigious Oyster Opening championships, you’d be forgiven for wondering if all this is really in honor of the humble mollusk, but oysters are serious business in Ireland and Galway is the self-proclaimed home of the oyster. Held annually in September in celebration of the oyster harvest, the Galway International Oyster Festival holds a special place in the hearts of locals and with a history dating back to 1954, it’s not only Ireland’s oldest food festival but also the world’s longest running oyster festival.
August 14, 2014
From the world-renowned Titanic Maritime Festival to Ireland’s largest community festival, the capital of Northern Ireland definitely knows how to throw a party and whenever you visit, there’s sure to be something going off in the city. To give you some ideas, here are 8 of Belfast’s top festivals and events.
August 7, 2014
The gateway to west Ireland and a melting pot of Irish culture, Galway makes a lively alternative to Dublin and whether you’re on a strict budget or just spent your last euros down the pub (you are in Ireland, after all), the city also makes a top choice for cash-strapped travelers. From soaking up the scenery to exploring the city’s museums, here are some ideas for free and cheap things to do in Galway.
June 19, 2014
From the world renowned graffiti artists of New York to the evocative paintings adorning the ruins of the Berlin Wall, street art has long offered an insight into a city’s historic and cultural heritage and few cities take their street art as seriously as Belfast. A tradition that gained popularity back in the 1970s, more than 2000 murals are estimated to have been painted in Northern Ireland since then, with the highest concentration found in Belfast and Derry and many taking on a political slant during the years of ‘The Troubles’ – the notorious clash of Nationalists and Loyalists that culminated in the 1998 Good Friday Agreement.