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Bright Single Room (15 mins walk from city centre)

Welcome to the beautiful city of Galway! My place is: - 5 Minute walk to Galway Shopping - 5 mins walk Bus Stop - 15 min walk to town centre -15 min to NUIG (University) Shops and restaurants close by. We will arrange check-in after you have booked. Some people prefer self check-in, others prefer to meet the host in person. I am flexible to both. We do not offer breakfast but we have milk, bread, jam and butter, coffee and tea available. You can make use of this as much as you like.

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Single room in Galway City. Bed No 3

Single en-suite bedroom within walking distance of Eyre Square. Ideal for someone wishing to visit Galway City, Connemara etc. Close to bus and train station. Shared kitchen and living room. The house is in pristine condition.

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Single Rm just around the corner from Eyre square

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Apartments in Galway

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Private One Bed Self Catering
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🌻 Galway's Westend 1 Bed Apartment 🌻
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Druids Rest,City Centre Apt /Free Secure Parking
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Galway City Centre Rest
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❤️ Room with a View, Galway City Centre
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Cosy City Centre Double Bedroom
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Galway Flat
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Sea Breeze on Galway Bay
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★ Quiet City Centre Room ★ Private Bathroom
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Cozy Ensuite Room in Galway City Centre
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Lovely 1BD Apt.in Galway City.
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Stunning 3rd floor apartment overlooking sea

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Modern Ensuite Room with Private Access
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Quiet single room in Salthill
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Wild Atlantic Way West
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Wild Atlantic Way West
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Quiet & Comfy Double Room in Salthill
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Nora’s place - City Centre B&B - Twin Room Rm 1
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Entire 3 bedroom House with Garden & Parking
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Lough Corrib View
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Home away from Home!
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Super House close to Beach, University and City
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Room in Galway City
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Single bedroom next to GMIT university in Galway

Houses with WiFi

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Bright Double Suite (15 min walk to town centre)
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Quiet and Central
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Cosy Room with Shared Bathroom
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Private Room no.2 in Salthill
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Twin Bedroom in the heart of Galway City. No 5
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Home Away From Home Galway
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Galway City Accommodation
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City Center Hideaway 10
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Comfortable Single Room
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A place that is near the city and the sea.
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Spacious Ensuite King Size Bed Forster Court CityC
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Large Double Room En-Suite - Wild Atlantic Way

Your guide to Galway

Welcome to Galway

Life in Galway is as colourful as the houses that line its three-mile bay. The fiddle, whistle, and bodhrán can be heard every day in the lively pubs that fill its medieval town centre. Irish culture is alive and strong here: in Salthill, where the Pearse Stadium hosts hurling and Gaelic football; in the food scene that celebrates its peerless Atlantic oysters; and in the native language that lives on in the local area.

The charming shopping streets of Galway’s historic Latin Quarter are mirrored across the River Corrib by the West End’s artsy appeal, quirky cafes, and chef-focused restaurants. To the north sits the 19th-century grandeur of Galway’s prestigious university. The countryside holds wonders, too: a dramatic, wave-beaten coastline and hills studded with castles, churches, and ancient stone monuments. Some of the West Coast’s greatest natural treasures — the Cliffs of Moher, the Aran Islands, Connemara National Park — can be easily reached from here.


How do I get around Galway?

Part of the West Coast of Ireland’s charm is its remoteness. Shannon International Airport (SNN), 56 miles away, has direct flights from European destinations as well as several U.S. cities; a bus from the terminal will bring you to Galway in under two hours. There’s also a direct coach service from Galway to Dublin Airport (DUB), which services many more international routes. You can also reach Galway by train from Dublin in 2.5 hours. It’s easy to get about the city on its buses, and the train station near Eyre Square allows you to reach the surrounding towns. Taxis can be booked by phone or through rideshare apps. There’s a bikeshare scheme in Galway with stations throughout the city, and car rental is worthwhile if you want to explore the surrounding coast.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Galway?

Like the rest of Ireland, Galway is subject to wet and windy weather year round, but it never dampens the spirits. There’s always something interesting going on in this festive city, from the St Patrick’s Day parade in March to the Cúirt International Festival of Literature in April. In May and June people gather on bridges to watch the spectacle of the salmon returning upriver to spawn. July to October sees the best weather, as well as some of the most traditional and cultural events, including the Galway Arts Festival and the Film Fleadh in July, the Baboró arts festival for children (October), and, for those who like their seafood, September’s popular Oyster Festival. December brings a much loved Christmas market that fills the historic streets.


What are the top things to do in Galway?

St Nicholas’ Collegiate Church

It might not seem as fancy as other buildings in this historic city, where even the local bank is a former castle, but this 14th-century parish church has a special place in Galway’s history. It was built by the Knights Templar when it was nothing more than a frontier settlement, and expanded by the 14 merchant families known as the Tribes of Galway. The church has been a Catholic and Protestant place of worship (you can still see damage done by Oliver Cromwell’s troops) and hosts the city’s popular Saturday market.

Salthill Promenade

Stretching two miles from the mouth of the River Corrib, this 19th-century boardwalk has its own tradition (you kick the wall near the diving boards when you reach the end). At its eastern end is the Claddagh, a fishing village whose customs still live on, with South Park, known locally as the Swamp, which offers views across the harbour.

Tigh Neachtain

If you want a taste of the Irish good life, head to this wonderful 19th-century pub (pronounced Nock-tans). Its cosy interiors and shady terrace are the perfect place to try the local flavors, or catch a traditional Irish music jam session.