West Ireland Cycling
Address: Earls Island (across from Galway Cathedral), Galway
Telephone: +353 (0)91 588830
Experience and explore the best that West Ireland has to offer with an enjoyable cycling tour. You can explore the Aran Islands in Galway Bay, the Burren in Co Clare, the beautiful lakes and mountains of Connemara, and historical Joyce Country in Co Mayo.
Flowerhill House Equestrian Centre
Address: Flowerhill House , Killimor , Ballinasloe, County Galway Ireland
Telephone: +353 (0)90 9676112
Telephone: +353 (0)87 2570221
Telephone: +353 (0)90 9676009
Flowerhill is 250 acres of rich east Galway farmland and offers equestrian holidays for the more experienced rider, with trekking, hunting, cross-country and more. Galway is a place of great natural beauty and visitors will get much pleasure from exploring the surrounding fields, woods and rivers, and discovering abundant wildlife and hidden ruins.
Moycullen Riding Centre
Address: Poulnaclough , , Moycullen, County Galway Ireland
Telephone: +353 (0)87 2043944
The rugged beauty of the Connemara countryside is home to the Moycullen Riding Centre. Situated just a few miles from the colourful and bohemian city of Galway in Moycullen, Co Galway, this is a family-run equestrian centre that has developed a deservedly fine reputation for the first-class horse riding facilities it has to offer. The centre offers a variety of treks ranging from one hour to half a day and caters for riders of all ages and abilities. They have an extensive, well-planned cross country course and a large and well equipped indoor arena, both designed by people with a passion for horse riding that shows.
The Erriff Fishery
Address: Aasleagh Lodge , , Leenane, County Galway Ireland
Telephone: +353 (0)95 42252
The River Erriff is one of the premier salmon fishing rivers in Ireland. A spate river, it is characterised by lively streams and deep fish holding pools. It has 13 k.m ( 8 miles ) of prime angling water, divided into 9 beats. There is a run of spring fish into the river during the months of April and May, grilse or summer salmon appearing in June and the runs continue throughout July, August and the early part of September.
Address: Corrib Anglers, Annaghkeen Bay, Headford, County Galway Ireland
Telephone: +353 (0)93 36013
Telephone: +353 (0)86 0568385
The Corrib system is one of the few natural brown trout fisheries remaining in Europe. The system is a network of rivers and lakes, the Corrib, Mask and Carragh being the largest covering approx. 26,500 hectares. The shallow alkaline waters with a myriad of insect life, make for the finest trout fishing in the West of Ireland. The guides have a history of fishing the Corrib system for generations. Their expertise and knowledge will enhance every opportunity to land the finest wild brown trout.
Connemara Championship Links
Address: Ballyconneely , Clifden, Ballyconneely, County Galway Ireland
Telephone: +353 (0)95 23502
Designed by Eddie Hackett, Connemara is a 27-hole traditional links course situated between the Twelve Bens Mountains and the Atlantic Ocean. The back 9 of this tough, challenging links has been described as " the equal of any in the world ". The par 72 is rarely achieved on this most challenging Atlantic links. This could be influenced by the invigorating air and breathtaking scenery, but more probably due to the vastness of the last six holes. Greens set high on the hillside on the 14th and 15th can be unnerving, particularly after playing the most testing short 13th.
Portumna Golf Club
Address: Ennis Road , , Portumna, County Galway Ireland
Telephone: +353 (0)90 9741059
Portumna Golf Club is one of the hidden gems of Irish golf. It is a beautiful parkland course which sweeps its way through forest and woodlands close to Lough Derg, the last and largest lake on the River Shannon. Its mature and graceful trees backdrop the full range of seasonal colour to provide a different challenging experience, no matter what time of the year it is played. Laid out over undulating land, Portumna has lots of interesting shots, including a number of elevated tee box positions.
Leisure World, Galway
Address: Galway Shopping Centre , Headford Road, Galway City, County Galway Ireland
Telephone: +353 (0)91 562820
Leisure World, Galway, is the ultimate family recreation centre with something for everyone. We have activities suitable for all ages from the kids' advent Ireland soft play arena with slippery slides, rope bridges and ball pond, to ten pin bowling. Enjoy our cosmic bowling experience with glow in the dark lanes and balls.
Aura Tuam Leisure Centre
Address: Pallace Grounds, Tuam, County Galway Ireland
Telephone: +353 (0)93 52394
Aura offers everybody, no matter your age or fitness level, the opportunity to improve your health and fitness as well as have fun. The unique aspect to Aura is that you don’t have to be a member to avail of our facilities and services; you can simply “pay as you go”! Our facilities include: 25m – 6 lane swimming pool, toddler fun pool, sauna and steam room, jacuzzi, state of the art gym, aerobics studio and spin studio.
The Coast Club Leisure Centre
Address: Connemara Coast Hotel, Furbo, County Galway Ireland
Telephone: +353 (0)91 592108
The Coast Club Leisure Centre is part of the Connemara Coast Hotel, facilities include a swimming pool, childrens pool, steam room, sauna, jacuzzi, solarium, tennis courts, beauty salon and outdoor Canadian hot tub. Read more about The Coast Club Leisure Centre Read less about The Coast Club Leisure Centre
Spiddal Walking Tours
Address: Mr Noel Thornton, Bothuna, Spiddal, County Galway Ireland
Telephone: +353 (0)85 7481872
Telephone: +353 (0)91 553510
Enjoy a guided heritage and nature walk for approx. 3 hours duration on some rough terrain in the lovely Spiddal area of Co Galway. Spiddal stands out as one of Ireland's most dramatically scenic sports - it is hard not to gaze in admiration at the awe-inspiring scenery along its river, as well as the range of colours that await you further inland.
Address: Oughterard, County Galway Ireland
This Connemara mine, abandoned in 1865, is a unique reminder of the 19th cen-tury methods of ore extraction and processing. The tour explores large marble chambers and caverns studded with lead and silver pyrite and veins of calcite and quartz.
Galway Bus Services
Bus Éireann provide services to County Galway from Dublin, Clare, Sligo and other areas. For further information on bus services telephone: +353 (0)91 562000 (Galway) or +353 (0)1 836-6111 (Dublin) or see www.buseireann.ie
Galway Rail Services
The Dublin / Galway line serves Co. Galway with stations at Ballinasloe, Woodlawn, Attymon, Athenry and Galway City. For further information on rail services, telephone: +353 (0)91 564222 (Galway) or +353 (0)1 836-6222 (Dublin) or see www.irishrail.ie.
Sailing to Galway
Ireland is linked to Britain and Europe by a number of car-ferry routes. The main ports of entry are Cork, Dublin and Rosslare - all of which are betwen 3 and 4 hours drive from Galway.
Dublin Port (Dublin)
Dun Laoghaire (Co Dublin)
Port of Belfast (Belfast, Co Antrim)
Port of Cork (Co Cork)
Port of Larne (Co Antrim)
Rosslare Europort (Co Wexford)
Galway Regional Airport is located just outside of Galway City, and has limited services to Dublin and Britain; and some seasonal and charter services to continental Europe. The nearest major airport is Shannon Airport, in Co Clare.
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