• 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 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 Festival, the world’s…

  • Guides,  Residence Hotel

    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“…

  • 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
    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…

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    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
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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…

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