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GALWAY has so many stories to tell

Having found your favourite spots to see on your next visit to Galway, it’s time to put the wheels in motion. Share your discoveries with your friends and family, get booking and prepare for an incredibly memorable trip.

 

THE HISTORY OF AUGHNANURE CASTLE

Regarded as one of the most unique castles in Ireland, Galway’s Aughnanure Castle is one of over 200 fortified tower houses built by the most powerful families in Ireland centuries ago. Becoming home to the O’Flaherty clan in the 1500s, you’ll find this castle just about two miles outside of Oughterard at the gateway to Connemara.

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THINGS TO DO IN GALWAY THIS WEEKEND

As much as we may all hate to admit it, Galway is starting to get into the Christmas spirit this weekend, with Light Up Galway and the infamous Bier Keller make their returns. However, this isn’t all we have this weekend – whether it’s watching the Rugby, planting a tree, or heading to a play – we’ve rounded up the best of both worlds from the frosty outdoors to the indoor winter warmers in this weekend’s guide!

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12 THINGS TO DO IN GALWAY THIS WEEKEND

As the chill sets in, we’re coming into our last weeks of the year where we can leave the house without 7 layers of clothes on. Make the most of your weekend while you can, whether it’s cheering at the sidelines during the Connacht match or treating your ears to a gig in the Róisín.

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