When you study at Atlantic you are in the heart of Galway, voted one of the top cities in the world to visit by Lonely Planet, and at the gateway to the Wild Atlantic Way, a unique touring route which offers access to some of Ireland’s most spectacular coastal scenery.
Considered one of Ireland’s most charming and popular cities, Galway is a busy university city, small in size, but with a big metropolitan heart. Known for its cosy pubs and friendly cafes, Galway is famous for its hospitality which frequently spills onto the streets where there is a vibrant busking scene.
You will never be short of things to do in Galway. Here are some suggestions:
for the best native Irish music try The Crane, Tigh Choilí, or An Púcan
remnants of 13th century Galway in the city walls and St Nicholas Cathedral
2 km of seaside strolls by Galway Bay (and maybe a swim in the Atlantic!)
discover Galway’s prehistoric and medieval past, enjoy some coffee and cake in the museum cafe
sample local treats at Galway’s weekend market – homemade bagels and donuts, cheese and charcuterie as well as sushi and curry
relax with some excellent coffee and delicious home baking in one of Galway’s many cosy and quirky cafes
a scenic trip along the river connecting Lough Corrib to the sea in Galway, one of the fastest flowing rivers in Europe
Wild Atlantic Way
Atlantic takes its name from the ocean which is on our doorstep and the sea is a key feature of our home city. Galway is at the centre of Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way, a beautiful coastal route all along the western seaboard of Ireland. From Galway you can take a day trip to some of the west coast’s most impressive attractions: the Cliffs of Moher, the Burren, the Aran Islands and Connemara.
Our friendly Reception Staff will be happy to organise your tickets for a weekend day trip.