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17 Things to do in Galway - That people Actually Do!

17 Things to do in Galway – That people Actually Do!

Galway is a vibrant and colourful harbour city in the west of Ireland. With a population of only 80,000, its small size works in its favour, as the city is very walkable and welcoming.  You will quickly realise that there is no need to rush around from A to B in Galway, as the lifestyle here is all about sipping a locally brewed pint, admiring the scenic views across the bay, and digging in to some delicious fresh seafood. That being said, there are plenty of interesting historical attractions and cultural events to keep you occupied. The vibe in Galway is safe and relaxed, and the increased student population keeps the city lively and youthful. If you’re visiting north-west Europe, you should absolutely consider a stop in Galway. The city is only a two-and-a-half-hour train or bus ride west of Dublin, the capital of Ireland. To get you inspired and…
Blarney Castle, Kilkenny & Irish Whisky - A 3 day tour with Rabbies

Blarney Castle, Kilkenny & Irish Whisky – A 3 day tour with Rabbies  

I found myself in Ireland and decided to take a 3 day tour with Rabbies as I thoroughly enjoyed a day trip I did with them last December. I wanted to be able to see as much of Ireland as much as I could in 3 days. I’ll share some of my experiences and what we did on the tour so that you know what to expect. You can of course drive this route on your own however you won’t learn the history of places or fun facts as you drive through. The guides are locals and know their towns and surrounding areas. You also get to sit back and relax while they do all the driving. Rabbies is one of my favourite tour companies because they offer small group tours of a max of 16 people and will go on tour regardless of how many people are on the…
Best Day Trips from Galway

Best Day Trips from Galway

Home to the beautiful Salthill Promenade, vibrant Latin Quarter and visually outstanding Eyre Square, Galway is a fun city that gives you attractions and interesting sites to explore. The many cultural and historical museums in the city, as well as the atmospheric Kirwan’s Lane, attract tourists and locals alike. But when you are done exploring the city and might be longing for a getaway, Galway is a great hub for day trips! Have a browse through our recommendations for the best day tours from Galway!  Plan your trip to Ireland Need data for your trip to Ireland? We use Tep Wireless which offers unlimited data for $8 per day. Travelling King readers can get 10% off using the discount code TRAVELLINGKING on check out. Check out Rabbie's small group tours of the UK and Ireland - I have used them several times and LOVE the drivers and tours (no, they…
The Ultimate Travel Guide to Dublin

The Ultimate Travel Guide to Dublin

Dublin, the heart of the Republic of Ireland, is a truly wonderful city to visit. Located on the country's east coast along the River Liffey, the cultural capital is full of historic buildings and landscaped gardens. The lively pub scene is one of the best in the world, and the amount of literary and cultural history here will definitely inspire you. The city has produced some of the world’s best thinkers, as well as the best liquor! From Oscar Wilde to Guinness and Jameson, the locals will show you how to expand your mind during the day and have an enjoyable evening out. As you’ll soon find out, there’s an endless amount of incredible Dublin attractions that will keep you entertained throughout your entire trip. Follow this Dublin travel guide to discover all of the best things to see, do, and eat in the Irish capital. This ultimate travel guide…
Ultimate Travel Guide to Galway

Ultimate Travel Guide to Galway

Galway city is a cultural feast for travellers and the gateway to the west coast of Ireland. This historic city is located along the Wild Atlantic Way, overlooking Galway Bay and within easy reach of iconic natural sights such as the Cliffs of Moher and The Burren. Galway is set to be the European Capital of Culture in 2020, and the city is known for its lively artistic and musical scenes, as well as its excellent pubs and restaurants. You can find buskers along the cobblestone streets of the Latin Quarter and live bands every night of the week playing in the ramshackle pubs and taverns. From the city, you can take a boat ride through the crashing waves of the Atlantic Ocean to the remote and isolated Aran Islands, where traditional Irish culture and language has survived in a way that’s often been lost on the mainland. You can…
Luxury Travel Guide to Galway

Luxury Travel Guide to Galway

Galway is one of Ireland’s best kept secrets, but the secret will soon be out with tourists flocking to discover Ireland’s rugged wild Atlantic coast and the diversity, culture and tradition of Galway city itself, known as the “cultural heart” of Ireland. Galway has plenty to offer in terms of creativity, art and literature and fine cuisine. It hosts plenty of cultural festivals annually, especially in the summertime, the most well-renowned festival being the International Arts Festival held annually in July, which hosts street performances, dance, music and art exhibitions. However, Galway is a vibrant city and you will find music in its streets all year round. The number one draw to Galway is the breathtaking scenery, huddled against the Atlantic coast, surrounded by stunning vistas of rugged mountains, it will make you feel as if you’ve been transported back in time to a time of myth and folklore. Despite…
Luxury Travel Guide to Dublin

Luxury Travel Guide to Dublin

Dublin, known as “the fair city” is the jewel in Ireland’s crown, especially with regards to luxury travel. The city, though a small one, has plenty to offer the more discerning traveller with countless fine-dining restaurants, designer shops, pampering hotels and luxury experiences that will keep any elite traveller happy. The cobbled streets of the city centre exude charm, many literary greats have trodden these well-worn paths including Oscar Wilde, Bram Stoker and James Joyce and the city exudes culture and art from every corner, with vibrant street performances and bustling energy of youth, having one of the youngest populations of Europe. The city straddles the Liffey River that leads to Dublin Bay, surrounding the city are dramatic mountains, with its famous Dublin Mountain Way being renowned for epic and breath-taking hikes amongst rugged nature. The city offers everything a city-lover or nature-lover could desire on their holiday. During the…
DAY TRIPS FROM DUBLIN

Best Day Trips from Dublin

In a country as small as Ireland, it’s pretty easy to get around and see a lot of interesting and unique destinations. Most international flights arrive into Dublin airport, so it’s a convenient place to base yourself for an Ireland vacation. While Dublin itself has a lot to offer, you’ll want to get out and explore the countryside, too. Renting a vehicle will give you the most freedom to explore, but Irish Rail serves many of these towns, as well as group tours that will make all the arrangements for you. We’ve rounded up some of the best day trips from Dublin, to help you plan your Ireland vacation itinerary. Plan your trip to Ireland Need data for your trip to Ireland? We use Tep Wireless which offers unlimited data for $8 per day. Travelling King readers can get 10% off using the discount code TRAVELLINGKING on check out. Want…
Ireland for All Ages

Ireland for All Ages

Ireland is a hugely popular vacation destination for travellers from all over the world. Rolling green hills, quaint villages, scenic drives, historic castles and friendly residents make this an ideal destination, especially for English speakers on their first time abroad! Regardless of your age, travel style, budget or travel experience, there is something for everyone in Ireland. Plan your trip to Ireland Need data for your trip to Ireland? We use Tep Wireless which offers unlimited data for $8 per day. Travelling King readers can get 10% off using the discount code TRAVELLINGKING on check out. Want to learn how to travel on a Budget? Check out our dedicated “Budget Conscious Travel Guide” Check out Rabbie's small group tours of the UK and Ireland - I have used them several times and LOVE the drivers and tours (no, they aren't paying me to say this haha!)! Read more on Ireland:…
5 Places Every Foodie Must Visit in Dublin. The city is going through a food revolution, from Michelin stars restaurants, to your new brunch site popping up, be prepared to have your taste buds blown. When it comes to food, Dublin is the place where you want to be.

5 Places Every Foodie Must Visit in Dublin

Food in Dublin used to be all about the fish and chips, Irish stew and maybe some Guinness however not anymore. There is an undying love for the classics and there is always time for a pint of “the black stuff”. However, the city is going through a food revolution, from Michelin stars restaurants, to your new brunch site popping up, be prepared to have your taste buds blown. When it comes to food, Dublin is the place where you want to be. Plan your trip to Ireland Need data for your trip to Ireland? We use Tep Wireless which offers unlimited data for $8 per day. Travelling King readers can get 10% off using the discount code TRAVELLINGKING on check out. Want to learn how to travel on a Budget? Check out our dedicated “Budget Conscious Travel Guide” Check out Rabbie's small group tours of the UK and Ireland…