• Hotel Gift Vouchers, Boutique Hotel Voucher Ideas
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    Give the Gift of Galway

    You can now buy the gift of Galway for that someone special in your life. The Connacht Hospitality Group have launched its fantastic Gift Card just in time for Christmas. The Group which includes some of the most popular brands in the city has a card which can be used across all of its properties, so it is ideal for Galway people and visitors to the city of the tribes alike. The Connacht Hotel is one of the most popular family friendly hotels in the country so it is ideal for a family break away. With Friendly Fellows kids club one of Ireland’s longest running kids clubs there is lots…

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    Reasons to visit Galway in 2020…

    So if you are planning a trip to Ireland in 2020, we've put together a list of Reasons to visit Galway in 2020....Welcome to The Residence Hotel Galway, a boutique, townhouse located in cultural Latin Quarter of the vibrant Galway city. Our neighbourhood is recognised as the most vibrant and historic area of Galway City, spoiling its visitors with an array of boutiques, cafes and restaurants...

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    Christmas is simply magical in Galway…

    You cannot beat the warm, fuzzy festive feeling at this time of year. Galway goes all out, and with lights and decorations and with extra lights this year – we simply cannot wait here at the Residence Hotel Galway. Make the most of our City Centre location on Quay St. and explore the Christmas Markets or plan a Christmas Shopping Break. There are so many unique, boutique shops where you will find the perfect gifts this Christmas. We are super excited to see the market returning to Eyre Square – Oh….the anticipation of what is to come! Opening from the 15th December this year.  I think we all revert to…

  • Arts & Culture,  Events,  Festivals,  Residence Hotel

    City of Festivals – Autumn Events

    Galway is known as the City of the Tribes but it could also be known as the City of Festivals. It feels like every week of the year Galway has another brilliant celebration taking place. Let’s have a quick look at a few of the upcoming Galway Festivals and events this Autumn. “GALWAY This western gem comes alive with festivals that draw the very best of local and international talent” Tourism Ireland GALWAY INTERNATIONAL OYSTER & SEAFOOD FESTIVAL Right on our own doorstep, we have an amazing celebration of some of the worlds best seafood. Over the last weekend of September, Galway City celebrates the Galway International Oyster & Seafood…

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    48hrs in Galway

    You’ve got just 48hr in Galway, what are the top recommendations of things to do and the must-see highlights on any short trip to Galway? Who better to ask than our Julia – she’s the smiling face you meet when you arrive after your journey with the best tips and advice on making the most of your experience in Galway City. “WONDERFUL STAY We had a wonderful stay at the Residence Hotel in Galway. All the desk staff were friendly and accommodating to us, providing wonderful information on local things to do and see. Especially Julia, she was ahhhhmaaaazing!!!” Option 1: Take The Wild Atlantic Way Tour to The Cliffs…

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    Don’t miss your Netflix Fix…

    With Netflix in every room and pop-art inspired bedrooms to make you SMILE, don’t miss out on your Netflix Fix while on holiday in Galway. You no longer have to wait until you have returned home to catch up on your favourite boxsets, simply login and enjoy while staying with us. We’ve put together a quick video that will hopefully make you smile too…especially if you are a fan of Peaky Blinders, Birdbox, Breaking Bad or The Crown – Enjoy!!!! Cool Hotels with Netflix… Staying on the Hotels with Netflix theme – a huge thank you Trivago Magazine for including us in, “Cool hotels Ireland for a quirky weekend break“…

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    Go Boho in Galway

    Galway dances to its own beat, and what a beat it is. This city revels in infectious creativity with an artistic temperament and festival-filled character that’s pretty much guaranteed to deliver a great time. From the quirky little shopping alley of Kirwan’s Lane to the traditional pubs, this western beauty effortlessly blends tradition with contemporary style. The past lingers in the air here, and traces of old Galway, including the city walls and the distinctive Spanish Arch, give the city an ancient atmosphere. In contrast, lively bistros and modern delis, make Galway a perfect place to linger. So slow down, take it easy and enjoy the best this cosmopolitan city…

  • Galway City Festivals 2019 - Best Summer festivals in Ireland 2019
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    Festival Feels – Summer in Galway

    We’re heading into the best season, SUMMER! Meaning it’s time to prep for that weekend getaway, with summer nights blissfully soaking up the vibrant atmosphere in Galway or dancing all weekend long at your fave gig or festival. Festival season in Galway is almost upon us, meaning it’s that time of the year where plans are made for summer fun, weekend breaks and catching up with friends. Galway is also known as a festival city boasting many lively fun events throughout the year. It comes to a standstill every July for the seven-day Galway Racing Festival at Ballybrit racecourse. There is also The Cúirt International Festival of Literature, (April), the…

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    Loose Yourself on The Wild Atlantic Way

    LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION: Galway City is the perfect base to discover the Wild Atlantic Way. Go explore the vibrant Galway City and then just a short drive away from the urban buzz are sleepy seaside villages, hidden coves and rugged landscapes. Travel and a change of place invite new vigour to the mind. ” Seneca Take a beachside canter on a Connemara pony in Clifden or go-island hopping around the Aran Islands. Skip over to County Clare for a gander at the giant Cliffs of Moher and the lunar-like landscape of the Burren. Make Galway City on the Wild Atlantic Way – your next weekend escape. Take a gander at…

  • St.Patricks Day Festival Galway
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    Let’s Celebrate St.Patrick & Immerse yourself in all that is Galway this March.

    Lets’ celebrate St. Patrick and all things Irish for the month of March.  Stay in the heart of the city – this is a place to truly discover the city instead of just visiting, to immerse yourself in all that is Galway! “There are only two kinds of people in the world, the Irish and those who wish they were. “ IRISH SAYING If you are looking to party with the locals, then you want to spend St. Patrick’s Day in Galway.  The atmosphere is electric, the parade is spectacular and with outdoor screenings of iconic Irish movies and numerous free events throughout the city – Galway is the place…

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