• Hotel with Netflix in Ireland
    Movies,  Residence Hotel

    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“…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

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