Accessibility in Co. Galway
This Summer, COVID vaccines are rolling out, lockdown is lifting, and we have had some amazing weather over the last 2 weeks. With the August long weekend coming up, perhaps it’s time to explore Galway’s accessible adventures’.
The Wild Atlantic Way
The Wild Atlantic Way is one of the top things to do in Galway. This 2,600 kilometer-long route follows along Ireland’s west coast, from Kinsale in the south to Derry in the north. You won’t be disappointed by the breathtaking views along the way.
Whether you choose to walk, cycle or drive you will be happy you toured this route. Make sure to come prepared for all types of weather because you will want to get up close and personal with a few majestic sites along the way.
Cruise on the Corrib Princess
If you are looking for a relaxing getaway after driving the wild Atlantic way, then cruise on the Corrib Princess is just what the doctor ordered.
Their 90-minute ride gives scenic views and a live commentary on all points of interest. There is full bar service, with a fully heated saloon area suitable for all-weather cruising.
Of course, if you are looking for something a little more intimate, there is also an option for a private evening cruise with dinner and entertainment.
The Salt Hill Prom
Salthill’s main attraction every year is its promenade and numerous sandy beaches. The prom covers approx 3km of coastline, overlooking Galway Bay. The hills of County Clare are visible from the prom on a clear day so 2 counties for the price of 1.
The prom is great to stop off for a bite to eat, enjoy a picnic or simply stroll along to take in the sights.
Connemara Loop Drive
If you love majestic and breathtaking views as much as I do then you will love the Connemara Loop Drive. You can follow the loop and be taken on a journey through an ever-changing landscape of mountains, beaches, the wild Atlantic mist-covered lakes, pre-historic bogs, and shady glens.
Travel through quaint lively villages to truly get a taste of the Galway flavour.
The Galway Market
If you are looking to get right into the heart of Galway city, you should visit the Galway market. It’s a favourite for locals and tourists for produce, food and crafts.
Whether you are looking for homemade hats, fresh doughnuts or veggies from farm to plate, you will find it here and always served with a smile.
High Tea & Oysters at Clarinbridge
Clarinbridge has consistently been voted as one of the prettiest villages in Ireland (on this alone it is worth a visit). This tiny, picturesque village is just 20 mins drive south of Galway city.
This area is famous for its oyster festival which includes live music, dancing, and a gala ball. The Oyster Festival has taken place here since 1954 every September and it isn’t one to miss.
Of course, they do serve the best oysters all year round so why not stop in to taste the local delicacy or bring a friend or loved one for cuppa here in the picturesque Clarinbridge.
While you plan your next visit to Galway, why not pop the kettle on and enjoy a cuppa with the Uccello Kettle.