• Cliffs of Moher at Twilight on the Wild Atlantic Way.
    Guides,  Residence Hotel

    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…

  • Galway Streets - The Latin Quarter - Top Things to Do in Galway City
    Attractions,  Guides

    Things to do in Galway

    No matter which of Galway’s wonderful collection of motley festivals you’re headed to, you’re in for a cracking time. But the fun doesn’t need to end there. With its mash up of traditional life and a vibrant contemporary arts scene, this city has endless treats in store for you. We’ve picked 10 to whet your appetite and get you started.  Meander through Galway’s Latin Quarter. Bursting with buskers and locally owned boutiques, cafés and restaurants, this area boasts some of Galway’s most loved pubs – perfect for a pint and a music session. There’s no better way to absorb Galway’s ancient atmosphere than a trip to St Nicholas’s medieval parish…

  • Arts & Culture,  Neighbourhood

    7 Hidden Gems to Discover in Galway City

    7 Hidden Gems to discover and things to do off the beaten path in Galway City;  from food tours, markets and experiences that enrich and enhance your stay in Galway. 1. Loose yourself in a Bookstore… Charlie Byrnes Bookshop  – A hidden treasure trove full of gems to be discovered. Brimming with books on every imaginable subject, Charlie Byrne’s is Ireland’s best-loved independent bookshop, a book lovers paradise with a higgledy-piggledy layout and somewhere you may need an afternoon to browse at your leisure. 2.Tiny Traders Market Off the beaten track, located in Áras na Gael on Dominick Street, the Tiny Traders Market is not to be missed every Saturday. With…

  • Galway City Sample Itinerary with Group taking a tour in Galway City Centre
    Arts & Culture,  Festivals

    Summer Vibes in the City of the Tribes…

    Summer Vibes in the ‘City of the Tribes’ Galway comes alive each summer, with festival after festival. Celebrating everything from maritime culture, to street theatre and horse racing. Galway is overflowing with history, music, arts and culture ready for you to discover. A short stroll down the winding streets our small city brings you into another world. Dubbed ‘Ireland’s most Charming City’ by The New York Times and ‘World’s Friendliest City’ by US magazine Travel & Leisure you soon discover it’s infectious charm and relaxed, bohemian vibe. Plus, if you happen to be in Galway for one of our festivals, you’ll meet with the locals, have the craic and make…

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