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Dublin to Galway Bus Tours
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)

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.

 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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