Enjoy a Galway Staycation with The Residence Hotel
The Residence Hotel is the perfect spot to explore all that Galway has to offer. Whether its 1 or 10 nights there is no end to what Galway has to offer this Summer and The Residence Hotel with so much to do on our doorstep, you'll be spoilt for choice.
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Spend a day in the City
Located right in the Heart of Quay street, with the Residence hotel Galway is on your doorstep. Galway is famous for its wonderful pubs, restaurants, shops.The city itself which has a unique atmosphere that blends all the best elements of its people. It is impossible to walk through the streets without sensing it.Galways historic Spanish Arch, the remainder of a centuries-old bastion, is a reminder of the citys multi-cultural, multi-lingual history and present-day character where imagination, commerce, and the arts flourish. The surrounding landscape, culture and language have attracted artists, musicians, and writers for generations. Galways overall vision is to showcase the rich heritage, tradition and legacy of the arts is why it is designated as one of the UNSECO Creative Cities. Wander around the medieval streets and enjoy the carious artisan markets and shops.
Visit an Island
A daytrip to the Aran Islands is a must during a stay in Galway. The Aran Islands offer visitors a glimpse into a way of life that has long since disappeared from most of the world. Filled with traditional Irish culture, the islands offer breath-taking scenery, ecclesiastical ruins and world-renowned stone forts. Aran Island Ferries provide top class and regular trips to the Islands so check out their timetable to find the sailing that suits you when they return in August.
Explore Connemara National Park
Connemara is Irish landscape at its most dramatic. With soaring mountains, scattered loughs and an intricate coastline, Connemara National Park, near Letterfrack, is the perfect place to start exploring. Encompassing almost 3,000 hectares of mountain, bog and woodland, the Parks visitor centre is the ideal spot to start your 7km walk up the 400m high Diamond Hill the undisputed highlight of the Park. Gravel footpaths and wooden boardwalks ease your passage over the bog as you approach the mountains. The ridge is a narrow fin of quartzite roughly half a kilometre long, which culminates in a cairn that marks the 445m-high summit. From here, look to the sea to Inishturk, Inishbofin and Inishshark; to Tully Mountain rising over Ballynakill Harbour and along the intricate Connemara coastline.
Take to the Seas
Take a trip along the Atlantic coast with Galway Gay Boat Tours With a professionally qualified crew you will experience the best of Galway Citys stunning ocean landscapes, as well as an awe-inspiring recollection of over 100 years of Galways maritime history. Galway Bay Boat Tours is a family run business specialising in tailored boat tours on Galway Bay for individuals, families and small to medium-sized groups.
Lifes a Beach
The many beaches withing close proximity to the Connacht Hotel main attraction every year for visitors to Galway.The promenade in Salthill being the most famous covers approximately 3km of coastline, overlooking Galway Bay. This is an ideal area for jogging, rollerblading or just out for a relaxing stroll. The hills of County Clare are visible across the Bay on a clear day and benches are provided along the seafront. Blackrock diving tower is one of Galways most iconic locations, always a popular location during the Galway summer.
Cruise along the Corrib
Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of a cruise with us onboard the luxurious all-weather Corrib Princess. The Corrib Princess sails from Woodquay in the heart of Galway city. The journey takes passengers along the majestic River Corrib and onto Lough Corrib, the Republic of Irelands largest lake, providing visitors with unsurpassed views and natural amenities that make this the most spectacular waterway in Ireland. The Corrib Princess takes you past castles and various sites of both historical and cultural interest. You can enjoy this natural wonderland either as a member of a group, with your family and friends or simply by yourself.