On Your Doorstep

Salthill Promenade

The longest in Ireland. A popular activity for locals and visitors alike is to walk the prom. Walk like a local and ‘kick the wall’. On a clear day the Aran Islands are visible to the right and Galway City 'The City of the Tribes’ to the left. Directly across Galway Bay is the Burren in County Clare and to the west are the bogs and mountains of Connemara. There’s an old expression which goes, 'when you see Aran and the Clare hills it’s a sign of rain and when you can’t see them, it’s actually raining!

Blue Flag Beaches

Salthill Beach is located within a Special Area of Conservation (SAC). The beach consists of some sandy and some pebbled smaller beaches which are separated by rocky outcrops. The beach is lifeguarded during the bathing season and more information can be found on the notice board located at the beach. This beach has been dual awarded achieving the International Blue Flag and Green Coast Award status 2018

Circle of Life – Commemorative Garden

Officially open in May 2014 the Circle of Life national organ donor commemorative garden is located in the beautifully sited seafront Quincentennial Park in Salthill overlooking Galway Bay and reflects the spirit of giving, the enduring legacy which defines the lives of organ donors. It is a special place of thanksgiving and commemoration, and through its mix of imagery, symbolism and sentiment, engenders feelings of positive transformation, healing and hope.

Black Rock Diving Tower

Blackrock Diving Tower is an iconic structure of the Salthill promenade and is a ‘must do’ for most visitors to Galway.

Atlantiquaria

‘Connect with the Sea’. Galway Atlantaquaria, National Aquarium of Ireland, seeks to present a comprehensive view of the world of water, through clear and interesting displays, informed, helpful staff and exciting live presentations. You can take a tour Of Galway Aquarium or enjoy at your leisure, talks throughout the day include ' Big Fish' feeding, Rock pool tours and fresh water fish feeding. The admission fee includes entry for the day; so you can come and go at leisure.

Leisureland

Looking out over Galway Bay, Leisureland, offers a variety of activities for all the family from the serious swimmer to a fun, family splash about with three swimming pools, a thrilling 65m water slide and giant Commando Run Inflatable Obstacle Course (check their timetable for exact times).

Trad on the Prom

Performers who have captivated audiences in extraordinary and ground-breaking productions such as 'Riverdance', 'The Chieftains' and 'Lord of the Dance' have gathered together to present an unforgettable entertainment experience in Galway, the City of the Tribes. The music will touch your soul and the dancing will take your breath away. It's a truly remarkable experience suitable for all ages and nationalities.

Galway Golf Club

Challenging 18 Hole Championship course. A tight tree line course with some tiered greens make it very important to accurately place your drives and a good short game is necessary to score well. The course has excellent views of Galway Bay, the Burren and Aran Islands. Designed by Dr. Alister MacKenzie who also designed the Augusta National golf course.