How to celebrate Father’s Day in Galway 2024
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How to celebrate Father’s Day in Galway 2024

Since fathers can be notoriously difficult to buy for, we here at This is Galway wanted to give you some unique ideas to help make your Father's Day 2024 celebrations truly special. Here are some suggestions of how you can make a fuss of the aul lad…


This Father's Day, give your father exactly what he wants - a day full of delicious food and drink with nobody bothering him.. Sláinte! Across Galway some of our favourite bars and restaurants are running fantastic offers to help you mark the day with your Dad by giving him a complimentary pint with his meal, including; Tom Sheridans Bar & Restaurant in Knocknacarra and MacNeill's Pub on Eyre Square. At Brasserie on the Corner, to make dads feel extra special, they're offering a complimentary Guinness when you purchase a main course for every father. Additionally, for the occasion The Twelve Hotel have prepared a set menu of 2 or 3 courses, which includes a free pint or dessert for Dad. Galway's Flannery's Hotel are going all out this year in their celebrations for Father's Day and you'll find a variety of meal options to suit your taste buds, including fine dining at the Galwegian restaurant, Frankie's Bar & Bistro and Carvery Lunch. Join them for Sunday Lunch this Father's Day, where you can enjoy three delicious courses for just €33 per person! The Connacht Hotel in East Galway City have prepared a 3 course Father's Day lunch menu with a complimentary gift for fathers and close up magic by Dan O'Donoghue. With friendly service, delicious food, and a complimentary pint for Dad, treat Dad this Father's Day and book your table asap!

above: photo courtesy of Brasserie on the Corner


Would you like to do something a bit different to celebrate Father’s Day? Then why not take him out to a free wine tasting at The Universal in Galway's Westend! Both of you can come along and taste some of the finest juice in the land, with Wild Wines, Vinostito, Veraison and Brian’s Wines.
June 16th from 2.30pm / The Universal / more info here 


If your Dad's interests include supporting Galway on the football pitch then that's exactly what would make him happy this Father's Day. Start your celebrations early this year as Galway United FC go head to head with Drogheda United FC on Thursday 13th on their home turf at Eamonn Deacy Park, so get your tickets through the link below and take your Dad out for the evening to get some pints and some food at McGinn's Hop House and then cheer on Galway side by side.
June 13th / Eamonn Deacy Park, Terryland / tickets available here 

above: photo from McGinn's Hop House


A brilliant way to get some family bonding in this weekend - give the wellness garden over at Train Station Galway a whirl. Sauna and Ice Bath - Hot and Cold immersion or therapy can be used together or on its own, both are beneficial. After your session, enjoy a refreshing iced coffee or juice from their drinks area and catch up with your pops while relaxing in the sunshine. Simply, bring along your towel, togs, sliders and get ready to float home.
Weekend slots available / Train Station Galway / book your wellness session here


A present that is sure to go down a treat with your old man is a guided tour of Ahascragh Distillery. Guided tours available include; Visitor Experience & Premium Tasting Tour. Both are fully accessible and will take tour-goers on an exploration of whiskey and gin production from grain to glass and the history of an old mill with a tasting of their award-winning products to finish. On the standard visitor experience guests can enjoy UAIS and Clan Colla whiskeys and Xin Gin, while the premium tour offers visitors premium spirits expertly paired with chocolate and local cheese. After your tour, visit the onsite Old Mill Shop & Café to enjoy good food and good company in a cosy and unique atmosphere.
Ahascragh / plan your visit here

above: photo courtesy of Ahascragh Distillery


Give him the ultimate summer BBQ party of the season! Why not use this Father's Day as an excuse to get the whole family together to enjoy delicious food and drinks while you chat and catch up in the summer sunshine? If that sounds good to you and is something that your father would really love be sure to check out our suggestion of where to go to make this idea a reality at the link. Our list includes; An PúcánThe Ardilaun Hotel, The Galmont, McHugh’s Traditional Pub & Restaurant  and so many more. Discover how and where to have the perfect BBQ in Galway here 


If your Dad is a bit more laid back and a big fuss isn't his thing, than our solution is to simply bring him on a night out in Galway's Westend. The streets are back open for outdoor seating from 6pm each evening and from 3pm on Sundays. Providing you with the perfect opportunity to enjoy some quiet bonding time with the auld lad over a few pints of plain and some of the delicious foodie offerings available. If you want to get him something to help him remember this year's Father's Day, when you are on your night out, pop across into Aplomb (open until 7pm on Tuesday to Saturday) and get him a new item of clothing or a gift card so he can return and browse their rails at another time. Start planning your night out in Galway's bohemian Westend right here.

above: photo courtesy of Galway's Westend, from Aplomb 

Feature photo by Dominika Roseclay on Pexels

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