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Welcome to Residence Recommends – your go-to insider guide for interesting places, things to do, and fascinating hotspots in Galway City we know you’ll just love. We’ll regularly update this page, so check back the next time you’re planning your West of Ireland trip for more recommendations.  

Here at Residence Hotel, we’re the ideal choice for a Galway hotel stay – especially if you’re looking for somewhere you can drop your bags to go and explore. Our central location in the heart of the city’s Latin Quarter means that you can easily reach a whole host of nearby landmarks, attractions, and activities. 

Enjoy Celtic Tales

Galway is a storyteller’s hearth. Practically everywhere you go, you’ll enjoy a good yarn, whether it’s from the barman, your local tour guide, or the taxi woman who brings you from A to B. But there’s perhaps no better tale than a mythic Celtic tale. Around the city, there are usually plenty of spots to enjoy a seanchaí telling tales of old myths from times gone by – just ask our team and they’ll delighted to point you in the right direction (The Crane Bar is often an excellent shout).

Take in Some Trade Music

Storytelling doesn’t just happen by firesides in low-lit bars where pints of stout flow. There are stories to be found in the many songs and ballads brought to life in trad music. You’re spoiled for choice when it comes to options to discover this amazing genre across the city and county of Galway. Indeed, our very own M. Fitzgerald’s bar regularly hosts trad sessions for you to immerse yourself in (but more on this bar later on!). 

Taste Delish Oysters

You may have heard that Galway is famous for its seafood – there are almost as many fantastic seafood dishes in our city than there are fish in the River Corrib. In particular, our charming city is renowned for its outstanding oysters, and there are ample opportunities to discover them in Galway. DK Connemara Oysters is just one wonderful place where you can relish these delightful delicacies.

Visit M. Fitzgerald's

We told you we’d come back to M. Fitzgerald’s. This traditional Irish pub offers some of the best the our city has to offer; live music seven days a week, chef-crafted cuisine, and amazing beverages are just some of the reasons to swing by this bar. It’s right beside Residence Hotel, so you can easily reach it during your stay. We love welcoming visitors from near and far – and we’re always ready to help everyone live life like a local. Sláinte! 

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