Here in Galway, we believe in providing a warm welcome and an unrivalled experience that resonates long after leaving. So if you’re sitting wondering what there is to do in Galway and whether you might bored – think again! No matter how you spend your free time, it’s impossible to be bored in Galway.

Whether you’re a history nut, a shopaholic, a sports fanatic or a night owl, Galway has the museums, shops, markets, nightlife and more to keep you entertained. So if you’re celebrating a birthday, a milestone, a stag, a hen do or if your simply looking to relax and unwind then Galway is the perfect place to go. If you are looking to explore some of the best bits of Galway, then why not relax and take one of the many fantastic tours and experiences and be guided by a friendly and knowledgeable local expert. What’s more, if you’ve got some little ones, don’t worry, there are plenty of family friendly things for the kids to do here too! 

If you’re a local or a tourist, no matter what your interests might be, you’re sure to find something to enjoy in Galway. Below you can find in-depth information on activities, entertainment, museums and family friendly things to do right throughout Galway. So what are you waiting for? Click to discover all the fun things to do in Galway during your time here.


Discover the many fantastic day tours throughout Galway; to the Cliffs of Moher, to Connemara and Kylemore Abbey, to the Aran Islands and more, and experience Irish culture and local traditions through food and drink experiences, walking tours and fishing trips. Let local experts help you truly experience Galway, the Cliffs of Moher, Connemara, & more.


Galway offers a host of exciting indoor and outdoor activities and adventures to cater for all types of interests and for all types of weather. Galway has everything from relaxing activities to action-packed adventures. Discover all the different activities there is to do in Galway now.


Indulge yourself in some retail therapy! Whether you’re searching for the perfect souvenir, beautiful handmade crafts, some homegrown goods or simply window shopping, you’ll be spoiled for choice in Galway. Explore the wide range of shops and markets which cater to the tastes of locals and visitors alike.


Galway is filled with music, song, dance, theatre, comedy, festivals and more. It’s hardly and surprise that it’s often considered the cultural heart of Ireland. There is a terrific nightlife in Galway that brings a fantastic buzz that has to be experienced. So be sure to find out more about the entertainment on offer in Galway.


Museums in Galway are a trove of stories, artefacts, culture and living heritage just waiting to be discovered. Whether you are looking to uncover the rich literary history in Galway, stories of Galway’s past and it’s people, or the geology of the west of Ireland, you’re sure to find a museum which offers diversity in subject and beautiful exhibitions.


Galway has a huge range of fun family-friendly things to do for all the little ones. In fact, even the grown ups are known to have quite a lot of fun too! No matter what the age, from tiny tots to teens, there are activities to suit everyone, so be sure to check out the family friendly activities in Galway below.