County Galway

Galway may takes it’s name from ‘Gallibh’ meaning the ‘Foreigners Town’.
or from the name from it’s river, in which Gaillimh, the daughter of Breasail was drowned,
or possibly from the ‘Gallaeci’ people from Northern Spain.

These are some of the most significant landmarks, buildings and monuments in County Galway

One of Ireland’s most stunning & historic fishing lodges

Delphi Lodge is located in the Delphi Valley in Conemara, co.Galway. It is one of the most spectacular valleys in Ireland on it's own 1000 acre estate. It is surrounded by wild rivers, beautiful lakes [...]

A castle in transition – guns and flowerboxes

This National Monument is Portumna Castle located in Portumna co.Galway. It was built in 1618 and is regarded as a very interesting example of Irish architecture in the transition between the medieval fortified tower house [...]

The most photographed castle in Ireland and a generous King

Dunguaire Castle, Kinvarra. County Galway        1520 Dunguaire Castle is located in the beautiful village of Kinvarra in county Galway and is said to be the most photographed castle in Ireland. It was built on a [...]

Ireland’s only Fjord – Killary Harbour, Lennane. co.Galway

Killary Harbour, is classified as Ireland's only fjord. It is located beside the beautiful village of Leenane which is often aptly described as the Gateway to Connemara. It forms a partial border between counties Galway [...]

A romantic love story with a sad ending & Benedictine nuns on the run

Kylemore Abbey is located in a beautiful glaciated valley in Connemara, co. Galway. It was built in 1871 as a private residence for Manchester Industrialists Mitchell and Margaret Henry. They had come to this area [...]

One of our country’s most beautiful churches & Ireland’s Taj Mahal

Kylemore Abbey Church is located in the grounds of Kylemore Abbey in co.Galway. This little church is  regarded as one of the most beautiful churches in Ireland and has one the finest interiors. It was [...]

A super cute Irish cottage located near Kinvarra

This Irish cottage is located on the Galway Road near the beautiful seaside village of Kinvarra in county Galway. These cottages date from about 1800 on wards and usually had 2 or 3 rooms! Their [...]

A beautifully restored fortified tower house & a perfect wedding venue

Cloonacauneen Castle is a stunning 15th century tower house situated on outskirts of Galway City. Unusually, the majority of Cloonacaueen's owners have been recorded since 1574, when Richard Beag Burke lived here. The castle next [...]

The last great stone Cathedral to be built in Europe

he Cathedral of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven and St Nicholas is more commonly known as Galway Cathedral. This site, on the banks of the Corrib River was originally the site of the old city [...]

The most photographed castle in Ireland

Dunguaire Castle, Kinvarra. County Galway        1520 Dunguaire Castle is located in the beautiful village of Kinvarra in county Galway and is said to be the most photographed castle in Ireland. It was built on a [...]

Galway’s beautiful university is ranked in top 1% in the World

Galway University opened it's doors on the 30th of October 1849 to 63 students and was then known as Queen's College. This was in fact one of three 'Queen's Colleges', the others two were located [...]

One of Ireland’s grandest fortified tower houses but beware of the O’Flagherty

Aughnanure Castle, Oughterard. County Galway   1480 Aughnanure Castle is one of the grandest fortified tower houses in Ireland and is one of 200 built in county Galway alone. It has 6 floors, a banqueting hall and [...]

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