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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.

 

An Insider’s Guide to Loughrea

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Just north of the stunning Slieve Aughty mountains, you will find the lovely hidden gem that is Loughrea. Also known as the gateway to the west, Loughrea sits on the shores of its namesake Lough Rea.

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AN INSIDER’S GUIDE TO ATHENRY

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Make up for lost time! After the recent easing of restrictions to include county-wide travel, it’s high time you get outdoors and visit one of the finest surviving medieval towns in Ireland. Athenry is a picturesque sea of green and has more than its fair share of unmissable attractions to keep you entertained. We’ve narrowed it down to a couple of spots you’ve definitely got to check out when you’re in the area…

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The History of Abbeyknockmoy’s Cistercian Abbey

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Ever wondered where Abbeyknockmoy got its name? Well, prepare yourself… It’s from the ancient abbey of Knockmoy! With origins way back in 1190, the spectacular building changed hands many times between then and the late 1980s, when it was given a well-deserved facelift by the Office of Public Works. With 830 years of history stretching out behind it, there’s a lot of ground to cover so let’s just straight into it…

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ARMCHAIR ADVENTURES: LOUGHREA

While we’re sure your own surroundings are just lovely, we’re fairly confident that a post-lockdown road trip is on the top of everyone’s to-do list.

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ARMCHAIR ADVENTURES: PORTUMNA

While we’re sure your own surroundings are just lovely, we’re fairly confident that a post-lockdown road trip is on the top of everyone’s to-do list.

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GET TO KNOW THE TOWNS OF EAST GALWAY

While it’s easy to stay central while visiting the west, spending days exploring the city’s many offerings without venturing further afoot, some of the most beautiful scenes and community spirit can be seen and felt just beyond the city’s limits.

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