OUTDOORS & RECREATION

OUTDOORS & RECREATION IN GALWAY

It’s been said that Galway is one of the most beautiful and unspoiled places that you will ever have the pleasure to visit in this world, and we’d have to agree! Galway has an incredibly diverse and unique landscape which leads itself to a stunning natural environment to explore and experience.

From the famous Connemara region in the West which boasts stunning mountainous scenery courtesy of the Twelve Bens & the Maumturks mountain ranges, picturesque lakes and rivers, and the beautiful tropical-like beaches along the Atlantic shoreline, to the hidden heartlands of Galway East which boasts a landscape rich in farming and industrial heritage, historic castles and monuments, and picturesque woodlands, it truly is a remarkable place to explore.

And of course we can’t forget the inhabited Islands of Galway either; the Aran Islands made up of the three closely situated islands of Inis Mór (Inishmore), Inis Meáin (Inishmaan) and Inis Oírr (Inisheer), and the island of Inishbofin. The islands are the perfect place to explore by foot, by bike or by horse and cart and a great way to catch a glimpse into life and living on the Islands.

NATIONAL PARKS & NATURE RESERVES

Visit the beautiful Connemara National Park and undertake the popular hike to the top of Diamond Hill where you will be greeted by breath-taking views, or alternatively check out the numerous nature reserves throughout the county which boasts some fantastic walking trails.

BEACHES

You’re spoiled for choice when it comes to beaches in Galway and the Islands as the coastline is filled with spectacular beaches of beautiful golden sands, fascinating rock shores, or unique coral. So be sure to take a stroll along the beach and, if you’re feeling brave enough, a dip in the cool Atlantic Sea.

PARKS, GARDENS & WOODLANDS

If you are looking for a refreshing stroll then Galway has just the ticket! You can find numerous walking trails which meander through beautiful parks and woodlands for you to experience. Alternatively, if you prefer a more relaxed approach in enjoying the surrounds of the outdoors, there are stunning gardens laced with beautiful wild flowers for you to visit.

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