Located on the outskirts of Galway city Clayton Hotel Galway is the perfect base to relax and unwind whilst enjoying the vibrant and cultural city of Galway, and while enjoying the range of day trips on the doorstep.
Located on the outskirts of Galway city, the award winning 4 star Clayton Hotel Galway is the perfect base to relax and unwind whilst exploring the vibrant and cultural city of Galway, and at the same time enjoying the extensive range of day trips in the locality.
Gaeltacht, Irish Speaking Area
Galway city is very unique amongst other Irish cities due to its Irish language traditions. It is Ireland’s only bilingual city with 20% of the population fluent in Irish (gaelic) as well as speaking English. It is the gateway to Connemara, Ireland’s largest Irish speaking area (Gaeltacht). Clayton Hotel Galway are very supportive of the use of the Irish language in business and are members of Gaillimh le Gaeltacht, and were finalists in the Gradam Sheosaimh Uí Ógartaigh 2016.
As well as this, Galway is a lively university city which lies on the banks of the River Corrib. It is a popular seaside destination with Salthill being on the top of many visitors ‘to do list’. Due to its compact size, Galway city feels like a large village and it is a delight to stroll around. At a leisurely pace, explore its medieval streets by foot with a Galway Walking Tour and enjoy some of the many famous and historic Galway sights and landmarks.
There is never a dull moment spent in the City of the Tribes. From street buskers to famous haunts such as the Quays, Tí Neachtains and Taffees, the Galway night life scene is certainly on the list of reasons people visit this wonderful city.
Shopping in the City
Whilst staying at Clayton Hotel Galway enjoy a unique and diverse shopping experience with a wide range of shops which are fully equipped to cater for the needs of both visitors and locals alike. From small boutiques such as Harper; art galleries such as Vanda Art Gallery with beautiful paintings and prints of Irish and unique Galway scenes; iconic jewellery shops such as Dillions – the home of the famous Claddagh Ring; and of course larger department stores like Debenhams and the Eyre Square Centre.
The West of Ireland, and Galway specifically is home to many of Galway’s finest golf courses. With a number of courses available Galway golf courses are perfect for the amateur or seasoned golfer alike. If golf is not your forte, then perhaps a visit to the Connacht Rugby sports grounds, home of the Pro 12 Champions 2016 is a must while in Galway.
Galway Festivals & Culture
Some of the many festivals which take place throughout the year include the Galway Races which take place on the last week of July every year. As one of the most popular horse racing meetings in the calendar, Clayton Hotel Galway is proud to sponsor a race on the Monday evening of the races. It is also ideally located directly across from the hotel.
If horse racing is not your thing why not travel when the Galway Arts Festival in taking place in early July? Don’t forget about the Mácnas parade which is a great evening out for all the family. With concerts from top bands from all over the world and activities for all the family the Galway Arts Festival is definitely not one to be missed out on.
In terms of experiencing local culture, a visit to one of the famous Town Hall Theatre or Druid Theatre is a must.
Beautiful West Coast Sites
Alternatively, If a trip outside of the city is on the cards, then visit and explore some of the most magical regions, take one of the many Tours in Galway and visit sites in the world from the Cliffs of Moher to the Aran Islands to Connemara.
There is plenty for everyone to do and see during a stay to Clayton Hotel Galway. Why not book your room now to experience the local attractions which are on the doorstep.LESS INFORMATION