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Galway City Activities
Galway City is the Capital City of the West of Ireland - a vibrant city full of culture and home of the Arts. The City is famed for its many festivals, the promenade and beach at Salthill, museums, galleries and of course that all important shopping. In the evenings the city comes alive with music and song and the buzz of Quay Street and the Spanish Arch are an attraction in itself. Click here for details on many of the City’s Bars & Restaurants.

The city of Tribes is host to the annual Summer Galway Races, an event which is famous the world over for an atmosphere that will take your breath away. The Galway Arts Festival brings together music, literature, art and theatre and an incredible visual spectacle that thrills thousands year after year. The two Oyster Festivals are social events of the season, the Galway International Oyster Festival and the Clarenbridge Oyster Festival.

The Salthill Airshow attracts aviation enthusiasts from all over and features world famous aerobatic displays.

County Galway is full of scenic beauty that is unique to our region. Connemara is celebrated for it’s wild and rugged beauty and has plenty to entertain it’s visitors. Kylemore Abbey is home to an order of Benedictine nuns and the abbey is set by the shores of a lake where you can walk along the peaceful Victorian walled gardens before having lunch in the café.

There is so much to do in Galway you will want to come back again and again - visit the Oceans Alive Sealife Centre, take a trip on a Galway Hooker around Galway Bay, visit Glengowla Mines or have a night out at the Greyhound Racing Track, That’s Galway vibrant, fun and never ever predictable.

The Westwood is ideally located to enjoy plenty of activities:

  • Play one of the many quality golf courses
  • Scuba Diving in Scuba Dive West, Killary Bay
  • Heritage attractions such as Dun Aonghasa fort and Ragus - a wonderful spectacle of local dance and song.
  • Dan O Hara’s Homestead in Connemara
  • Connemara National Park


By Air
There are two main airports that serve Galway City, Galway Airport and Ireland West Airport Knock

By Train
Iarnrod Eireann is the service provider for intercity trains between Galway and Dublin. Trains Depart Heuston Station in Dublin serving the midlands, Roscommon, Galway County and ending in Ceannt Station, Galway City.

By Bus
There are numerous service providers based in Galway City that travel to all major towns and cities in the country. Galway also has a city service. Bus Eireann is the main national service provider, and City link and Bus Nestor also have depots in Galway City.

By Car
Limo Galway has the largest selection of limos available in Galway. We provide services which include: wedding limo / wedding car / corporate limousine / chauffeur driven car or limo / funeral limo / debs limo / concert limo etc. We will provide you with the best price on a lino in Galway!

Useful Tips

Ireland West Timezone is Greenwich Meantime, the same as London.

The local Currency is the Euro.

The Irish drive on the left hand side of the road.

Emergency Services
The National number for Emergency Services is: 999

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The Westwood Hotel, Dangan, Newcastle, Galway, Ireland.
Tel: +353 (0) 91 521442 Fax: +353 (0) 91 521400 Reservations: 1850 366 000 Email: resmanager@westwoodhousehotel.com