• St.Patricks Day Festival Galway
    Events,  Festivals,  Residence Hotel

    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
    Arts & Culture,  Guides,  Residence Hotel

    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
    Guides,  Residence Hotel

    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.
    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…

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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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