Galway’s Westend, Galway

Galway’s Westend, Galway

Every city has a casbah. Galway does, but different. Go through the Latin Quarter to the River Corrib. Cross over historic O'Brien's Bridge or the Wolfe Tone Bridge and arrive at the fabled West End. Known locally as "The West", this part of the city is centuries old. It offers a mix of live music venues, bars, pubs, restaurants, theaters and the Arts.

Pubs, bars, festivals (many) keep things lively. Irish-speaking organizations, an Arts center, galleries, Off-beat theaters like the Blue Teapot and The Black Box together with every kind of music every night; there's very little down time. Specialty tea shops and coffee houses and vintage specialty shops rule the day.

Family-run businesses have been here for generations, alongside newer enterprises. It is said one can get a fish dinner while one's shoes are getting fixed and the local locksmith retrieves the keys left in the car. There are two street festivals: Easter and June and whatever other impromptu street events are conjured up in the local snugs.

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Galway’s Westend on Map

Sight Name: Galway’s Westend
Sight Location: Galway, Ireland (See walking tours in Galway)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Galway, Ireland

Create Your Own Walk in Galway

Create Your Own Walk in Galway

Creating your own self-guided walk in Galway is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Galway Introduction Walking Tour

Galway Introduction Walking Tour

Galway is located on the River Corrib between Lough Corrib and Galway Bay. It was in the old Kingdom of Connacht. Galway grew from a settlement around a fortification established by the King of Connacht in 1124.

In 1484 a Charter of Mayoralty was granted to the first mayor of Galway, Peirce Lynch, by Richard III of England. Lynch was one of the "Tribes of Galway" that ruled the town...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.6 Km or 1.6 Miles
Salthill Leisure Walk

Salthill Leisure Walk

If you fancy a quality break by the sea, while in Galway, you don't need to go far. The small seaside spot called Salthill is only 3km away from the downtown shops, clubs and pubs, and you can get here on foot easily.

Speaking of pubs, there's no shortage of them in Salthill either. In fact, one of the local waterholes – O'Connors – bills itself as the first singing pub in...  view more

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.4 Km or 0.9 Miles