When most overseas tourists think of Ireland, the main city of Dublin always springs to mind. But Ireland is so much more than its wonderful capital. Galway City is ideally located to explore all the attractions of West Ireland and is a great choice as a base for your Irish adventure.
Galway City is located approximately 2 and a half hours of comfortable chauffeur drive from Dublin Airport and an hour’s drive from Shannon Airport. For Galway City visitors looking for door-to-door transportation between Dublin Airport and a hotel or accommodation in Galway City, DM Executive Line offers a chauffeur car service in a range of vehicles, from executive saloons to 7-passenger MPV and premium saloons. DM Executive Line chauffeur services also provide a range of private chauffeur-driven tour packages to the West of Ireland. You can choose between full-day or half-day private tours from Galway City to the Cliffs of Moher, Burren region, and Connemara.
while not exactly an attraction in itself, the Wild Atlantic Way is more of a magical highway to Ireland’s more remarkable offerings. Set along 2,500 kilometers of Ireland’s magnificent west coast, Galway is pretty much smack dab in the middle of it all and is the only city on the entire 2500 km route. Head north to reach Malin Head at the very tip of the land, or far south to get to Kinsale Harbour.
one of the country’s most beloved natural features, these dramatic cliffs tower over the rugged west Clare coast. Walk the safe and paved pathways, view the famous Cliffs on Europe’s western frontier and enjoy the spectacular vistas over the Atlantic Ocean and the Aran Islands. The natural beauty of this area has inspired artists, musicians, and poets for generations, as well as absorbing scientists and geologists, drawn by the unique landscape in which they sit. These cliffs will leave you awestruck, creating memories that will stay with you forever.
due to its Celtic and Christian heritage, the Aran Islands have a high number of ruins and sacred sights. Holy Ireland, the island of saints and scholars has historically centered around Celtic and Christian lore. By simply exploring or being on the Aran Islands, one is on their way to connecting with their spiritual inner self. These islands hold a strong spiritual appeal expressed in many ways for a diverse range of people.
the expansive, moon-like Burren in County Clare is one of the country’s most compelling landscapes. Here one will find cool grey rock etched with crevices and cracks tumbling down to the wild blue Atlantic. The result is one of nature’s most amazing phenomena: a huge rocky pavement dotted with rock formations, caves and fossils, as well as an incredible array of flowers, from native species to Alpine, Arctic, and Mediterranean plants.
there are quite a lot of reasons that Connemara and its soaring national park are a focal point in endless romantic folk songs and rural imaginations. Its hearty slopes and ramshackle towns practically beg you to hike, ride, and dig deep into the ancient culture. It is an area of desolate beauty, incredible scenery, and interesting attractions. Near the coast, a stunning unpolluted coastline of sandy beaches and blue waters await.
referring to 14 merchant families (most were Anglo-Norman) who controlled the trade and politics in Galway from the 13th to the 19th centuries. What is exciting is that there are hints of the tribes to be found even today. Places such as Lynch’s Castle, a 16th century fortified limestone abode with the Lynch coat of arms emblazoned on its front.
No visit to Galway would be complete without going to the Latin quarter. An inviting district of wonderful cobblestone streets in Galway’s old centre, the Latin Quarter is located on the left bank of the River Corrib and is the central hub of the city’s best pubs, bars, restaurants, galleries, and shops. Street performers and other entertainers provide authentic Irish background entertainment as you window shop, see the sights, and bar-hop.
Just up from the Latin Quarter is Galway’s main space, Eyre Square. What was originally a green space with markets in front of the old gates is today a thriving modern plaza. The Quincentennial Fountain is the shining focal point; an abstract depiction of one of Galway’s typical “Hooker” sailboats. The 14 tribes are also represented with flags bearing each family’s colours. Just to the south is Eyre Square Centre, a shopping mecca with more than 70 high street chains and eateries.
The Galway City Museum, located behind the Spanish Arch, traces the history of the city in meticulous detail. All the way from prehistoric Galway to the 20th century. With three floors of exhibits to peruse, the topics covered include everything from archaeology to oceanography in the context of Galway. It also houses interactive exhibits to keep the little ones entertained. If you are a history buff, plan to spend several hours here.
Galway is also widely known for its festivals and events, with huge crowds gathering for the famous Galway International Arts Festival, the Galway Races, first started in 1869, the great Macnas Halloween Parade and lots other events all around the year.
The Republic of Ireland has four main airports from which most Galway visitors fly into. These are Dublin Airport (DUB) in the east, Shannon Airport (SNN) in southwestern Ireland, Cork Airport (ORK) in the south, and Knock Airport (NOC) in northwestern Ireland.
You may be wondering, how to get from Dublin to Galway?” Private door-to-door chauffeur car service is the most convenient way to travel in Ireland. DM Executive Line will take you with first-rate car service from Dublin and Shannon airports to Galway.
Once you arrive in Ireland, a private car service transfer is the best option to whisk you to your final destination. Private chauffeur-driven car services to Galway provide a comfortable and convenient mode of transportation from the airports to your accommodation.
Once you book your amazing 2023 vacation to Galway, give us a call. DM Executive Line chauffeur services will arrange all of your transfers from/to the Dublin & Shannon Airports.
Should you be combining a trip to Galway along with you in Dublin City or any other destination, we would be delighted to offer private chauffeur car service from Dublin Airport to your hotel in Dublin, and then onwards to Galway City. Please ensure you book your chauffeur service to Galway City in advance to avoid disappointment.
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