The Galmont Hotel & Spa has Christmas all wrapped up

Thu, Oct 18, 2018

The four star Galmont Hotel & Spa Galway, formerly the Radisson Blu, has announced the launch of its exclusive Christmas offering with all the trimmings, to ensure a festive season to remember.

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Phones at the ready for Galway Simon Community!

Mon, Oct 15, 2018

Phones at the Ready! Usually, at a Quiz Night, all phones are asked to be put away, not in this case!!

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Connemara Green Festival 2018 puts the focus on food as part of Galway European Region of Gastronomy

Thu, Oct 11, 2018

The Connemara Green Festival, packed with family-friendly events with a foodie flavour and taking place this weekend, October 12 to 14, is sure to be an autumn highlight of Galway ERoG programme.

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When life gives you lemons

Thu, Oct 11, 2018

The highlight of many a tourist's visit to the west of Ireland is often a trip to the Aran Islands. As such, you may guess that the primary income of the residents of Inis Mor is from visitors to their little paradise. The only way to access the island is by boat or plane. During the summer season waves of people come with every ferry, and with each arrival tourists swarm to view the island, hiring bikes and taking bus tours. They all need to be fed and watered and costs can be high, as everything not produced on the islands must be brought by ferry.

Culturally, the Aran Islands were for centuries very isolated from developments in other parts of Ireland and Western Europe, and thus reliant primarily on their own resources for both entertainment and news. They have a strong tradition of self-sufficiency in a very harsh environment with the land consisting of unyielding slabs of limestone, resistant to traditional farming methods. Although the island is only two miles wide and nine miles long, there are 5,000 miles of man-made stone walls. By mixing layers of sand and seaweed on top of rock the islanders created fertile soil to grow potatoes and other vegetables and to provide grazing for cattle and sheep. These in turn provided wool and yarn to make patterned hand-knitted jumpers, shawls and caps, hand-woven skirts, trousers, jackets, hand-made shoes known as pampooties, and hides for the iconic island currachs for fishing and trading with the mainland.

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Christmas at the Harbour

Wed, Oct 10, 2018

Celebrate with Friends, Family or Colleagues this Christmas at the Harbour Hotel.

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Christmas party nights at Athlone Springs Hotel

Mon, Oct 08, 2018

Athlone Springs Hotel is the place to party this festive season.

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YOUR STORY BEGINS AT THE GALMONT HOTEL & SPA

Fri, Oct 05, 2018

The award winning 4* Galmont Hotel & Spa enjoys its unique location overlooking Lough Atalia with expansive views of Galway Bay. Offering several stunning and individual style of rooms, The Galmont Hotel provides the perfect backdrop to capture your beautiful wedding day images.

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Merrow at Pálás opens

Thu, Oct 04, 2018

Friday September 28 saw the opening of Merrow, a new addition to Galway’s thriving dining scene that will further enhance the city’s burgeoning reputation as the unofficial culinary capital of Ireland.

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MERROW AT PÁLÁS OPENS TODAY

Fri, Sep 28, 2018

Friday 28th September sees the opening of Merrow, a new addition to Galway’s thriving dining scene that will further enhance the city’s burgeoning reputation as the unofficial culinary capital of Ireland.

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Steak night at the Maldron Hotel in Oranmore

Thu, Sep 20, 2018

Steak night will take place at the Maldron in conjunction with A Taste of Oranmore on September 28 at 6pm.

While away the evening in the comfortable and modern surrounds of the Grain & Grill Restaurant while enjoying a 10oz sirloin steak, served with peppercorn sauce and chunky chips; wash it all down with a glass of house wine and followed by a delicious dessert.

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Kick back in Ballynahinch

Thu, Sep 20, 2018

Connemara, situated at the very edge of Europe, is one of the most beautiful corners of the world. From the rugged mountain ranges, through lake-rich boglands, to the golden beaches reaching out into the Atlantic Ocean, you will know you are in Connemara by the light that constantly dances, painting the mountains and lakes like a watercolour and changing the mood of the landscape. This natural terrain and unspoilt environment presents a wonderland of sights, experiences, and adventure. It is here that you will find the fairytale Ballynahinch Castle Hotel and Estate, nestled in the woods, overlooking the river. It is the closest you will ever get to absolute tranquillity.

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Celebrate the festive season with a Christmas party at the iconic Hotel Meyrick

Thu, Sep 20, 2018

Overlooking Eyre Square, Hotel Meyrick is the home of Christmas in Galway city centre, and the ideal location for a Christmas party or get-together. With three events spaces including the beautiful Connemara Suite, the magical Hotel Meyrick serves up a feast of festive experiences with delicious food, exceptional service, and lively entertainment. This is a truly beautiful venue, none more so than over the Christmas period. It is full of atmosphere and right in the heart of the city.

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Steak night at the Maldron Hotel in Oranmore

Thu, Sep 13, 2018

Steak night will take place at the Maldron in conjunction with A Taste of Oranmore on September 28 at 6pm.

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Gaslight at The Meyrick

Thu, Sep 06, 2018

The Meyrick has long had a special place in the hearts of the people of Galway. Known as the Railway Hotel when it opened in 1852, and later as the Great Southern Hotel, this stately showpiece looms large over Eyre Square. In 2006 it was renamed the Hotel Meyrick in order to maintain a link to its historical background, as Eyre Square was once named Meyrick Square. The hotel then underwent a refurbishment programme intended to reinstate the grandeur and elegance of its 19th century heyday, marble flooring, high ceilings, chandeliers and rich fabrics all contribute to re-creating the grandeur of old.

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Enjoy afternoon tea at The Ardilaun

Thu, Sep 06, 2018

Tradition, hospitality, and old world charm are synonymous with the luxurious Ardilaun hotel, making it the perfect place to relax and enjoy an indulgent afternoon tea.

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Children dine free for Sunday lunch at Clayton Hotel Galway

Thu, Sep 06, 2018

Sunday lunch is a special time to bring all the family together, and it has just got more exciting than ever at Clayton Hotel Galway.

Dine in the family friendly Enclosure Bar & Bistro which is conveniently located on the ground floor at Clayton Hotel Galway. With a relaxed atmosphere, children love to dine here as the food is exciting and they can choose to eat as much or as little as they like.

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BóTOWN - The city’s newest burger bar!

Wed, Aug 22, 2018

Located in the heart of Galway’s trendy West End, BóTOWN serves up a wide selection of craft burgers and beers across two floors in a really chilled, cosy and charming setting. The city’s newest burger bar might have only opened its doors last month but it has been over two years in the making. It is the creation of local lads David Fitzpatrick and Frank Greaney, who have completely revamped a previously derelict building at 57 Dominick Street Lower.

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Cruinniú na mBád festival to celebrate seafood this weekend

Thu, Aug 09, 2018

A special celebration of seafood to mark the Galway, West of Ireland 2018 European Region of Gastronomy awaits visitors to the long-standing traditional sailing festival Cruinniú na mBád in the picturesque harbour village of Kinvara this weekend.

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Little Fox with big ideas

Thu, Aug 09, 2018

As far as dining out goes we have the cyber diners, those among us who obsessively watch social media, hoping to be the first to get a taste of the latest new restaurant opening. There are the traditionalists who are entirely committed to a favourite restaurant, spending every special occasion meal there, from birthdays to date nights and all family gatherings. Then there are the increasing numbers of destination diners, serious food lovers who think nothing of travelling overnight just for a meal — throwing a toothbrush in a bag and driving across the country for dinner at the latest ‘hot’ chef’s restaurant, no matter how obscure the location.

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