Welcome to one of Ireland's most extraordinary counties, where you'll find rugged, scenic landscapes studded with serene lakes, amazing beaches, charming villages, vibrant city living and a good scattering of Galway holiday cottages.
A Galway cottage means fun for everyone!
Roam the captivating countryside of Connemara and watch red deer and wild ponies grazing in the national park. Stride out along the Connemara Way. Make a splash along the coast, laden with craggy nooks and crannies washed by choppy waters. Sail across to the Aran Islands, truly remote and home to incredible scenery, historic sites and a famous knitting yarn. Surf Atlantic rollers. Go canoeing, water-skiing, deep-sea diving - lots of water sports to choose from. Enjoy a bracing stroll around Dogs Bay. Or cast your rod in one of Galway's fishing hotspots.
Daytrips may include a guided tour of Kylemore Abbey & Gardens, with its stunning lakeside setting. A catamaran cruise along Killary Fjord, nine miles in length and breathtakingly beautiful. A visit deep down into the tunnels and chambers of Glengowla Mines. A frivolous flutter at Galway Races or family fun at the annual Connemara Pony Show. Or what about a trip to the Galway Atlantaquaria, where you can tickle a ray, hold a starfish and gaze in awe at huge conger eels?
On the culinary front, join fellow seafood lovers at the Galway International Oyster Festival, enjoy raucous evenings at a medieval castle banquet, or pick up some wild smoked salmon from a local smokehouse and start your day the gourmet way in your cosy Galway cottage.