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Kylemore Abbey in Connemara, County Galway, Ireland

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Book Galway hotel deals with TravelSupermarket and then unpack your bags in this splendid Irish city. If you're looking for culture, history, great food and a hearty dose of that famed Irish craic, you've stumbled upon the right place.

Why go?

Galway hotels also provide a great base from which to explore West Ireland, which is blessed with some of the nation's most glorious scenes...

Book Galway accommodation and start planning your break in Ireland's magnificent west.

Feel the ancient cobbles beneath your feet as you set out to explore one of the country's most culturally rich cities - Galway can give Dublin a run for its money when it comes to museums, festivals and tourist-pleasing attractions.

While the shops, restaurants and pubs of the city centre will lure you in, especially during the chilly winter months, the great outdoors will also call on you to jump aboard a tour boat in the bay, swing your way around a golf course, or cast out alongside fellow fishing enthusiasts in nearby loughs and rivers.

Find a cheap hotel in Galway with TravelSupermarket and decide how you will spend your time in this stunning part of the world. Once you've booked your accommodation, consider booking car hire in Galway. The city centre is compact and easy to navigate on foot, but this area is the gateway to destinations such as Connemara and the Cliffs of Moher, which are not to be missed on a break in Galway.

Where to stay?

Hotels in Galway range from the basic budget hotels with minimal facilities to luxury hotels affording every comfort...

Hotels in the city are plentiful and tourism plays a big part in Galway life. The city centre has a number of hotels within walking distance of Eyre Square, the very centre of the city, whilst the west end of the city and Dominic Street is the place to look for trendy hotels close to the most popular pubs of the city. The suburb of Salthill is not too far out from the city centre, and also offers some good accommodation options, whilst the location of Oranmore, about five miles outside of Galway, offers hotels with a quieter ambience than those of the city itself.

Galway is one of Europe's fastest growing cities and hotel provision is growing along with it. Areas that were once outskirts have been incorporated into the city itself and new hotels, tending towards a value for money approach, are being built all the time.  This means that the choice of hotels is constantly improving and that there is an emphasis on good value.

What to see?

From the sea to the hills, beautiful Galway offers up a treat for the eyes and the heart...

Top five attractions

Connemara
Often described as being on “the edge of Europe”, this rugged area where the mountains pour into the Atlantic is a stunning place.

Kylemore Abbey
Located in Connemara, this striking abbey cuts an imposing figure as it overlooks the water. The walls of the abbey are three-feet thick and clad in granite.

Beaches
Galway's beaches might be beautiful, but they're not overpopulated. You can find yourself quite alone on some of the white sands - which are arguably the prettiest in Ireland.

Diving
The waters around Galway are remarkably clear and offer some of the finest diving in northern Europe.

Leisureland
If you've got kids and need a rainy day activity, then Leisureland, on the outskirts of Galway City, offers three pools, a play pirate ship and water slides.

What's on?

You'll never be short of fun in Galway if you're up for the craic. Join the locals at any of these popular annual events...

Events

Connemara Mussel Festival; May:
The early harvest of local moluscs is celebrated as tonnes of Killary mussels are washed down with beer, wine and Guinness against the backdrop of traditional music on the Renvyle Peninsula.

Galway Races; September: September heralds the arrival of the much-celebrated Autumn Meeting at Galway Races - a three-day festival of some of Ireland's most exhilarating horse racing.

Galway Christmas Market; November-December: A continental Christmas market takes over Eyre Square each year with a swathe of festive offerings from all over Europe.