About Galway

A vibrant and colourful city poised on the edge of the Atlantic, Galway is renowned for its internationally acclaimed festivals, distinctive arts and crafts and fascinating history.

GoBus brings you to the centre of Galway at the New Coach Station, making the city’s must-see attractions easily accessible by foot. The New Coach Station is also within easy walking distance of transport connections to attractions further afield such as the Aran Islands, Kylemore Abbey in Connemara and the Cliffs of Moher.

Securing the best value fare on GoBus is easy with our easy-to-use booking system, available online 24/7.

You can also purchase your tickets from the driver at your departure point, at our head office or over the phone – and we won’t charge a booking fee!

Relax aboard our luxury Volvo coaches renowned for their safety and comfort, with reclining seats, air conditioning, onboard toilets, free wifi and phone and laptop charging points. Arrive ready to immerse yourself in the eclectic ambience of Galway!

Galway’s City Streets & Sites

Begin your trip from the heart of Galway City’s Eyre Square with its landmark sculpture of a Galway Hooker boat. Take a stroll down Galway’s main street aptly named ‘Shop Street’ which contains numerous famous bars, such as The King’s Head a historic pub dating back to the 13th century, also Taaffe’s and Tí Cholí. Shop Street leads onto the wonder of Quay street which is a host to some of Galway’s fantastic restaurants, Tigh Neachtains bar and the famous Quays Bar. Quay street will take you to The Spanish Arch-this famed Arch dates back to 1584. Here you will locate Galway’s City Museum where fascinating relics from the city’s past and interpretive exhibits are on display.

Galway Market

Sample the very best of Galway culture from this bright and bohemian market on Lombard Street. From hand-made jewellery and authentic arts and crafts to the delicious aroma of warm donuts, rich coffee and vegetarian fare, this festive market is a Galway must-see.

Hall of the Red Earl

Be awe-struck by the 13th century ruin of Galway’s first municipal building, erected by Richard the Red Earl of the ruling de Burgo family. The site was uncovered in the 1990s during local building works which led to the discovery of more than 11,000 artefacts including clay pipes and gold cufflinks. Marvel at the building’s foundations, replica artefacts and interpretive exhibits and gain insight into Galway’s medieval past.

Salthill Galway’s Seaside Village

Visit Galway’s popular seaside village, home to the famous Blackrock Diving Tower and promenade affectionately known as ‘The Prom’ a fantastic seaside walk ”Bóthar na Trá -meaning road by the sea!! The 2km long seaside prom offers a fantastic view of Galway Bay, the Aran Islands and County Clare on a clear day. Take a walk along the prom and kick the wall as locals famously do when they reach the end of this scenic walk. Check out Salthill’s wonderful restaurants and bars, Leisureland’ s amusements and the Galway Aquarium or simply take a dip in Galway Bay .

Galway festivals

At the heart of Galway’s vibrant culture is its diverse, year-round program of dynamic festivals. From the Summer Racing Carnival and the Galway International Arts Festival (lauded as one of the Top 5 Summer Festivals in Europe) to the jaw-dropping Macnas Parade at Halloween (watch video of Macnas Parade) and the Galway International Oyster & Seafood Festival, Galway brings artists, musicians, writers, actors and performers from all over the world to deliver its truly show-stopping line-up of festivals and events.

Connemara

There is so much more to Galway other than our fantastic city centre, Galway offers a range of tours that will take you to visit the majestic countryside of Connemara. Located on the famous Wild Atlantic way , Connemara’s coastline has tiny coves, bays and fishing villages such as Roundstone. Connemara National Park is a vast expanse of mountains, bogs ,heathlands and lakes that will take your breath away. Take a visit to Kylemore Abbey and Victorian Walled Garden a Benedictine monastery founded in 1920.

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