Galway Arts Festival


Céad míle fáilte go Gaillimh agus Iarthar Eireann.

Welcome to Galway and the West of Ireland.

Galway, a medieval City located on the shores of Galway Bay where the Corrib Lake meets the Wild Atlantic Ocean, boasts a proud maritime history & culture dating back centuries.

Galway City, also known as the City of the Tribes, is the gateway to some of the most dramatic landscapes in the world – Connemara, the Aran Islands and the Burren – home to iconic visitor attractions including Kylemore Abbey & Walled Garden in Connemara, Dun Aengus Fort on Inis Mór and the Cliffs of Moher in the Burren region.

A bilingual city where our native Irish language is interspersed with English, Galway offers visitors a unique Irish experience with a rich history and a vibrant modern culture.

Galway’s reputation for world class festivals throughout the year ensures there is a constant buzz no matter what time of year you choose to visit.

So whether you’re here for a day or a week, there’s plenty to discover and explore in Galway.

The Port of Galway is on the doorstep of a medieval city with a vibrant atmosphere in the heart of the West of Ireland.

Your passengers are our passengers

Your passengers are as important to us as they are to you, and in Galway your guests will become our guests.

The Port Authority will assist with its local knowledge to ensure passenger safety when tendoring ashore. Once ashore, your passengers will be assisted at all times in getting to the correct tour coaches in a timely and, above all, safe manner.

The port authority will ensure the logistical flow of transport such as taxis, coaches and hire cars to the quayside to ensure that passengers are on their way without any fuss or inconvenience.

Street maps with specific street signage posted throughout the city will specifically aid those passengers who wish to stroll the town at their own pace.

Full day and half day tours of the region or guided walking tours of the medieval university city will delight your passengers not only with scenery but with the famous Irish craic and welcome.

With constant care, the Port Authority will strive to make your port call at Galway a memorable one, an enjoyable one and above all a safe one.

Galway Busker