The New Year is full of new possibilities, and you always have an abundance of ways to get into the swing of things in Galway. Whether you’re looking to treat your senses to an evening of amazing tastes and delights, or you’d like to get out there and socialise in our vibrant city, it’s always happening around the Latin Quarter where Residence Hotel and 1520 are found. So, follow us as we stroll through this list of ways to embrace that New Year feelin’!
Try a Refreshing Cocktail
Few of us really need an excuse to grab a refreshing cocktail, and Galway has plenty of reasons to ask a masterful mixologist to make one for you. At 1520’s Penny Bar, the ever-evolving cocktail menu will have you spoiled for choice, and one or two of these are sure to go down a treat. So, why not opt for a tropical twist to your New Year and order one of these captivating cocktails.
Enjoy a Hearty Meal Made with Flair
Galway’s culinary scene is a smorgasbord of delectable choices, and all you have to do is grab a plate and dig in. 1520 is obviously an amazing place to start your delicious adventure, where Head Chef Nicolas Betts is able to craft fantastic meals inspired by home and abroad. If you’d like to venture around the city, you’ll be keen to sample the mouthwatering options available all over, from fresh seafood classics to winter-warmer comfort meals like hearty Irish soups, and more. Whatever you opt for, enjoy the moment and remember a New Year means a chance to appreciate new flavours.
Dance into 2024
Live music should be one of your five a day – thankfully, 1520 has live sets every night of the week, meaning you’re sure to hear something you love. You’ll be dancing to the groove in no time as you take in the magic of the music for a brilliant way to start 2024. Plus, explore the rest of the city and keep an ear out for fantastic gigs happening in some of the many other amazing live music venues that Galway has to offer.
Soak up Some Culture
Galway is a breeding ground for culture that will leave you open-mouthed and looking for more. Whether it’s a little bit of theatre, an open mic night, a reading from a well-known writer, or even some stand-up comedy, there’s always something to indulge in during your Galway stay. So, give yourself a memorable start to the New Year by taking in a show or a dramatic night of theatrics. You’ll thank yourself for it!
Take a Course or Outdoor Pursuit
There are few better ways to immerse yourself in the local Galway culture than at an evening course or fun outdoor excursion. It could be a one-off meditation session, a writing workshop, a cycling group excursion, or a boating experience to start the New Year. If you find yourself chatting with the friendly locals, you’ll be invited to more things than you’ll be able to take part in!