Insider’s Guide to Galway #3

When in Galway, do as Galwegians do.

Every week, we here at This Is Galway go to the ends of the earth to bring you some savage ways to spend a day in Gaillimh. These insider tips will provide you with all the craic, ceol and convenience that will transform your trip from dreary to dreamy.


This boozer has been the beating heart of Galway’s Westend since 1994. If you’re into some electro, soul, house and funk music then you’ll feel right at home in the centre of their dancefloor. Giving a platform to rising local talent as well as top International DJs, the Note is paradise for music lovers. Have a hot toddy in a cosy snug or sit back and relax in their heated beer garden. Pint?

3 William Street West, Galway’s Westend, Galway // more here 


The team at the Kitchen are inspired by their travels, combining the best local produce with flavours from all over the globe. Their food is always made fresh and never disappoints when it comes to taste. They foster creativity within their staff and create an atmosphere of sheer bliss. We recommend their homemade soup, which is always vegan and coeliac friendly and is served with treacle bread or a savoury scone. *Drools*.

Galway City Museum, Galway // more here

Photo via Twice as Nice 


This ‘ole worlde’ store is positioned right in the heart of Quay Street, specialising in really unique, one of a kind creations. Their jewellery collection feature antique and natural stone pieces that will serve as a reminder of your time in Galway for years to come. From their funky tights and linens to their huge range of berets and scarves, this shop is a very special treasure trove in the middle of the city.

5 Quay St, Galway // more here


The House Hotel is the perfect place to catch 40 winks in the city, located right in the heart of the Latin Quarter. The chic rooms, intimate lounge and exquisite cocktail bar will make you never want to leave, and their in-House chrome cast system so you won’t miss out on the newest Netflix releases! This four-star hotel oozes with comfort and personality, providing the perfect base for a trip to the city of the tribes.

Merchants Road Lower, Galway // more here


Way back in May 2015, Paintclub held their very first event in An Pucán. Their passion for paint, prosecco, cocktails and pints has allowed them to grow and flourish into a hugely successful business, hosting Paintclub nights all around the country. Encouraging creativity, self-expression and a good old fashioned bitta divilment, Paintclub allow their adventurous participants to unleash their inner artist in a fun and friendly environment.

Tribeton, 1-3 Merchants Rd, Galway // more here