You can be sure to find a whole host of exciting outdoor activities and adventures to experience in Galway. From spectator sports to testing out your own skills, and from relaxed-pace to action-packed, there is guaranteed to be a fun activity which you will love. And when the good old West of Ireland weather doesn’t want to cooperate, there are plenty of fun indoor activities to check out too!

Whether you’re here for a day, a week or longer, there is no shortage of fun activities in Galway for everyone to choose from to suit all tastes and needs no matter what the season. Be sure to check out some of different activities below to make the most fun of your trip to Galway.


If you’re looking for a range of fun and different activities that are all in the one place, then be sure to check out some of the fantastic activity centres and providers throughout Galway and Connemara. Discover a whole host of great activities now and make your trip to Galway a great one!


While in Galway why not attend a GAA Football match and experience the Irish sport of Gaelic Football. Sit back and enjoy the atmosphere as you shout for the Galway team all while asking a local about the rules of the game. You’ll find yourself becoming a passionate fan of the amateur game in no time!


Be sure to attend a GAA Hurling match while in Galway and experience the Irish sport of the small ball, Gaelic Hurling. Sit back and enjoy the excitement as you shout for the Galway team all while asking a local about the rules of the game. You’ll be amazed of the incredible skill of these amateur players – it’s a lot harder than it looks!


Galway is home to the Connacht Rugby team, one of 4 provincial rugby teams in Ireland. Be sure to check out a game while in Galway and soak up the exciting atmosphere at the sportsground. You’ll find yourself becoming a Connacht Rugby fanatic in no time as you shout the team on!


If visiting Galway during a home fixture, be sure to head down to Eamonn Deacy park and cheer on the boys in maroon. Contenders in the League of Ireland, Galway United are one of only a few clubs that are located on the west coast of Ireland. Whether you call it Soccer or Football, you’ll be sure to be a Galway United fan in no time!


So how good is your golf game? Luckily there are numerous great golf courses located throughout Galway and Connemara that will put your golf skills to the test. What’s more the surrounding scenery of the courses are often worth the green fee alone. The perfect destination for a golfing break!


Galway is the perfect destination for those with a keen interest in fishing. With it’s location on the west coast of Ireland, sea fishing the Atlantic Ocean is not to be missed. What’s more the numerous inland rivers and lakes throughout Galway and Connemara makes for a fishing paradise!


Why not discover Galway from its waterways. Whether it be diving into the underbelly of the Atlantic Ocean, kayaking on the picturesque rivers or catching a wave surfing, there’s plenty of water based activities to keep you occupied. Check out the different watersports available in Galway below.


Whether you’re a seasoned professional or an absolute beginner, there are plenty of equestrian centres and activities to cater for everyone throughout Galway. So why not try out riding horseback on a famous Connemara pony? Check out the different equestrian activities below.


Sit back and relax on board a tranquil river cruise as you witness some beautiful features along the river banks. Step onboard and enjoy the hospitality from the captain and crew and learn interesting facts from Galway as you sail on the picturesque rivers and lakes. Check out the different cruises providers below.


Looking for something a little different? Then this is the spot for you! Be unique and do activities that are a little different from the norm. From whizzing down a track on a kart, to stunning helicopter rides overhead, check out other fun things and activities to do in Galway below.