• Guides,  Residence Hotel

    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…

  • Attractions,  Residence Hotel

    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…

  • Claddagh Galway
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    The True Meaning and Importance of the Claddagh Ring

    We are delighted to share some details about the true meaning and importance of the Claddagh Ring from our friends at Celtic Jewellery. The Claddagh Ring originates from the Claddagh, just across the Corrib River from us.   The True Meaning and Importance of the Claddagh Ring Let’s be honest, many people have heard of the Claddagh Ring but very few are familiar with the significance of this beautiful specimen. It’s true, the Claddagh Ring is famous all over the world but the actual meaning of the ring is largely unknown and often the source of wonder. On the other hand, folklore in Ireland tells some very endearing stories and interesting…

  • Galway City Bucket List Destination 2019
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    Destinations to add to your 2019 Bucket List…

    We’re delighted that Galway has been included in the National Geographics Bucket List of  ‘The world’s most exciting destinations for the year ahead’.  Here’s a little excerpt: Galway, Ireland WHY GO NOW: Get inspired by big ideas Galway may sit at the far western edge of Europe, but lately the “City of Tribes” has been the center of attention. Named a 2018 European Region of Gastronomy, Ireland’s fourth largest city (population 80,000) is gearing up for the next big thing: Galway 2020, European Capital of Culture. Throughout 2019, new community heritage and arts projects, such as pop-up culture cafés and funambulism (tightrope walking) workshops, will be rolling out in conventional…

  • Cliffs of Moher at Twilight on the Wild Atlantic Way.
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    150 Secrets of the Wild Atlantic Way…

    We’ve stumbled upon this brochure, 150 Secrets of the Wild Atlantic Way, courtesy of Tourism Ireland. The perfect accompaniment if you plan on driving the breath-taking coastal route – The Wild Atlantic Way.  Galway is ideally located midway along the route – so we hope to see you when you are passing through. Here’s a little excerpt: Have you ever dreamt of embarking on a journey of discovery, to hidden places and secret worlds where all kinds of enchantments lie in wait? Well now you can, along the wildest, most captivating, coastal touring route in the world – Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way! Tucked away in little villages and towns that snuggle into the…

  • Christmas,  Residence Hotel

    Great Gift Ideas…But don’t just take our word for it…

    We’ve asked some well-known celebrities what they Actually Love about the Residence Hotel Galway and here’s what they said… I like it because of its location – I love the rooms – I love the design – I just love Galway – 1520 is such a great bar – I love the cocktails – Trust me you will love it too. It makes the ideal Christmas Gift…with our Christmas Gift Cards now available.   Read our Recent Guest Reviews… But don’t take their word for it. Here are some of our recent guest comments and reviews after – we just love to get such great feedback. It makes it all worthwhile!   The Residence Hotel Gift…

  • 1520 Bar,  Christmas

    1520 Christmas Competition…

    How amazing does Galway look right now? One of Irelands most beautiful cities is currently basking in a glow of Christmas lights, making it look even more spectacular. #1520Christmas Here in 1520 Bar, we are currently running a fantastic competition in association with our good friends in Tullamore Dew. We are looking for your best photos of the lights around the city and it’s very easy to enter. All you have to do is tag our Instagram page @1520bar and use the hashtag #1520Christmas. The prize includes a Tullamore Dew hamper a voucher for 1520 and one of our very exclusive bobble hats. Instagram is full of stunning pictures of…

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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 – I think we all revert to our childhood and what better way to get…

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