Ireland - County Galway (PDF Chapter)


This is the County Galway chapter from Lonely Planet’s Ireland guidebook.

County Galway’s namesake city’s addictive vibe of culture, fun and frolic makes it hard to tear yourself away to the countryside. Conversely, the wild and beautiful Aran Islands and Connemara Peninsula might keep you captive such that you’ll never have time for the city.

  • sample atmospheric pubs and high-energy trad sessions in Galway city
  • maps
  • ponder the sublime wind-buffeted ruins of Dún Aengus on Inishmór
  • transport
  • visit ancient holy sites and springs, crawl over a famous shipwreck and commune with the rocks on Inisheer
  • restaurants & accommodation

Coverage includes: Coastal Drive, Galway & Around, Galway City & Around, Aran Islands, Inishmór, Inishmaan, Inisheer, Connemara, Oughterard & Around, Lough Corrib, Lough Inagh Valley, Roundstone & Around, Clifden & Around, Claddaghduff, Omey Island, Cleggan, Inishbofin, Letterfrack & Around, Leenane, Killary Harbour, Clarinbridge, Kilcolgan, Kinvara, Athenry, Loughrea & Around and Gort & Around.

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