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Galway City Tour

Hop/on Hop off all day.
Tour lasts 1 hour approx.

See Medieval Galway City from our above our old vintage top blue bus. Optional hop on / hop off around Medieval Galway City.

Dublintoursbus in association with Galway Sight Seeing Tour also offer an all day hop on / hop off bus pass ticket with a Professional Irish tour Guide to allow you to explore at a leisurely pace:

The Galway Cathedral, The University, Salmon Weir Bridge, Salthill, The Claddagh, Galway Bay, Spanish arch and much more!

Departs Daily outside the Galway Tourist Office on Forster Street: (April – September)
10:30am
12:00pm
14:00pm
15:30pm
 
 

Galway City - 1 hour - Open Top Bus Tours (1st April – 30th Sept), including:

 

depart stop

Open top Bus Departs 
The Open top Galway City tour bus departs from outside the Galway Tourist Office on Forster Street. 
(You can Hop-on / Hop-off from any stop!).

Eyre Square

Eyre Square 
Eyre Square now known as the 'Square' gets its own name from the open space in front of the gate known as the 'Green'. Markets took place to the north of that space.. In 1631 Some ash-trees were planted and a wooden fence erected around the park. In 1710 the plot of land was presented to Mayor Edward Eyre, which became known as Eyre Square. ]By the middle of the 19th century most of the park underwent a redevelopment in Georgian style. In 1965, the square was officially named John F Kennedy memorial park in honour of his viist to Ireland before his assination in 1963.John F. Kennedy. A redevelopment work of the square began in 2004 costing €9.6 million. The new look square received an Irish Landscape Institute Design Award in 2007.

Two large, cast-iron cannons and a statue of Irish language writer Pádraic Ó Conaire was erected in the memory in 1935. During redevelopment works, this was removed to the Galway city Museum in the Spanish Arch area of the city. The Browne doorway, originally the doorway of the Browne families and home on Lower Abbeygate Street was moved in 1905 from Abbeygate street to Eyre Square.

 

Galway Cathedral Galway Cathedral
One of the most largest impressive buildings in the city. Construction on the cathedral began in 1958 on the site of the old city jail, The dome and pillars reflect are constructed in a Renaissance style feature, including rose windows and mosaics, portraying the broad tradition of Christian art. The Cathedral dome, is 44.2 metres (145 ft), high dominating the city skyline.
 
Salthill

Salthill
 It lies within the townland of Lenaboy and attracts thousands of tourists all year round. Salthill is a popular seaside destination in Galway City . It was once the main spot for dancing late night clubs and show-bands. Seapoint & Leisureland were two popular venues for this.

The 1970's saw the introduction of a number of casinos and more leisure centres. In 2007 the annual airshow attracted over 100,00-spectators to view the F16 red arrow planes. Salthill was also centre point for the 2009 Volvo Ocean Race, as well as the more recent Round-Ireland Powerboat race in 2010. During these events, stands were set up along the Prom selling a variety of goods. Throughout all the developments, Sathill is renowned for its clear blue sea along with its diving area located at Blackrock where swimmers can be seen diving & swimming all year round.

 

claddagh Claddagh
Claddagh was once a fishing village on the western edge of Galway City. it got its name 'Claddagh' An Irish name meaning stony beach. The area was formerly a fishing village, just outside the old city walls. Located just across the river from the Spanish Arch It is one of the oldest former fishing villages in Ireland. It played a vital role for the people in galway where they farmed from the sea for fish for survival during the Great famine while the potato crop failed miserably on the Irish land. The Claddagh is renowned for the famous Claddagh ring, which is popular among those of Irish heritage as both a friendship and wedding ring. Its design featurs design consist of two clasped hands holding a crowned heart, and symbolizes love, friendship and loyalty.
 
Spanish Arch Spanish Arch
It was designed originally as an extension of the famous city walls, to protect the quays. The Spanish Arch, built in 1584 is located on the banks of the river Corrib. The Spanish Arch is, in fact, a misnomer, as there is no proven association between the Spanish in Galway and the building of the Arch. Spanish Arch today is home to the Galway City Museum, which nestles famous statues and treasures of galway.
 
Film Festival Galway Galway Film Fleadh
The Fleadh attracts directors, actors, cinematographers and artists of all generations and cultural backgrounds The Galway Film Fleadh renowned as Ireland's leading film festival, is a six day international film event held every July, welcoming a mad diversity of filmmaking all over the globe.. The Galway Film Fleadh is now in its 24th year, and its goal objective is to bring together audiences and filmmakers within an intimate environment, and share a common experience – the wonder of cinema. The Fleadh's diverse audience is made up of the general cinema going public, film buffs, student filmmakers, industry professionals and invited guests.
 

Tour highlights:

 
  • Eyre Square 
  • Spanish Arch
  • Town Hall Theatre 
  • Galway Museum
  • Courthouse 
  • The Old City
  • Salmon Weir
  • Lynch's Castle
  • Cathedral 
  • St. Nicholas' Church
  • University 
  • Nora Barnacle Joyce House
  • Claddagh Village 
  • St. Marys College
  • Lynch's Window
  • 1st Irish National School 
  • Home of Humanity Dick
  • Salthill village 
  • Blakes Castle
  • Atlantaquaria 
  • Old Medieval City
  • Galway Famine Road 
  • Home of the World famous Claddagh Ring
  • Wolf Tone Bridge

*Look out for our open top vintage blue bus*

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May 13, 2015 - Posted by: editor
Category: General

A futuristic failte has being promised to visitors with the launch of the new state-of-the-art Tourism Information Centre in Dublin. Situateded at 25 Suffolk Street, Paschal Donohoe the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport  officially opened the office today. This exciting slick new setting promises to combine a warm hearted Irish digital welcome with a high-tech delivery of information.

Interactive pods, a social media wall, Apple Macs and touchscreen technology are all to hand for visitors to the new Tourism Information Office.

Key features include:

Interactive pads & wall

Social Media

Free Blank maps

Whats on area

An upgrade to its www.visitdublin.ie website was announced by Failte Ireland

The new Office and rebooted website come in a year when the Grow Dublin Tourism Alliance has been tasked with "rebranding" the city. The new brand is expected around autumn.

Overseas visitors to Ireland increased by almost 9pc last year, the city has been underperforming against its potential - not to mention city break competitors such as Amsterdam, Berlin and Copenhagen.

it is estimated that as many as 5,000 people a day could pass through the new Tourist Information Office in the peak months despite fewer visitors utilising traditional tourist offices caused by the range of digital tools now avaialble at their disposal.

 

 

 

 

Dec 11, 2014 - Posted by: editor
Category: General
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas... in Dublin! Get into the spirit of Christmas with an action-packed visit to Dublin. The city has everything to offer - so join in the festive buzz. Tick off your Santa list and hunt for that special gift, soak up some culture, kick back at night with traditional Christmas cheer in buzzing restaurants, bars and night clubs. Celebrate the ultimate New Year's Eve at Dublin's NYF Festival, a three day music and arts festival with Kodaline and James Vincent McMorrow headlining the Countdown Concert on 31st Dec!
Dec 11, 2014 - Posted by: editor
Category: General
This festival started out in 2005 as a small niche traditional music festival, a first for Dublin. It wanted to create something special – a festival showcasing the cream of both Irish and international trad and folk artists while also providing a stage to promote the next generation of Irish musicianship. From modest beginnings (just 500 tickets in our first year), the festival has gone from strength to strength, with 8,000 tickets sold in 2014. The past decade has has seen the festival grow in terms of size, ambition and musical breadth, with a line-up that now appeals to the purist and the merely curious alike. Although Tradfest is now Ireland’s largest festival of traditional music we now also feature artists from the worlds of folk, nu-folk, and even (whisper it) rock and roll! We want to keep it special – we are still a boutique Winter festival – closing the door on the darkest season and ushering in the light and energy of Spring. TradFest also offers concert goers unique opportunities to experience live music in some of Dublin’s most historic places. From the breathtaking nave of St Patrick’s Cathedral to the grandeur of City Hall, this is the difference between memorable and unforgettable.