Ontario House B & B Galway
Ontario House B & B Galway
Ontario House B & B Galway


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Attractions in County Galway.


Cliffs of Moher

Drive through the village of Oranmore where the view of Galway Bay unfolds, next is on to Clarenbridge, home of the famous September Oyster Festival. Turns right at Kilcolgan on to the small fishing village of Kinvara. Your first stop will be at Dunguaire Castle, a 16th Century tower house which holds mediaeval banquets during the summer months. Next view a 12th Century Cistercian Abbey of Corcomroe and then on to Ballyvaughn. You can stop at the famous Aillwee caves where you can have the choice of visiting the caves or enjoying tea and scones in the cafeteria before moving on to the centre of the Burren.

Dunguaire Castle

Located in Kinvarra, County Galway, this 16th Century castle hosts Medieval banquets during the summer months. It was built in the 16th. century but is said to be on the site of the 7th. century stronghold of Dunguaire, one of the Kings of Connaught.

Burren Walk

A gentle guided walk up into the Burren mountains. See and view the unique flora, fauna and beautiful  landscape not found anywhere else in Europe.

Aillwee Caves

One of the oldest caves in Ireland which has many beautiful decorated caverns. Its 3,400 feet of passages lead into the heart of the mountain, spectacularly lighted and features an underground river and waterfall as well as some impressive stalagtites and stalagmites.  Checkout their website:  //www.aillweecave.ie

Aran Islands The Aran Islands are richly unique. Landscapes of Limestone rock, a stretch of cliffs facing the moods of the Atlantic, Large bolders, rock formations, and unusally clean beaches. It is also a place steeped in emmense cultural heritage and history. The Islands themselves are an outdoor museum of artifacts of religous and cultural importance.   Checkout their website:  www.aranislands.ie


Connemara Heritage Centre

Award winning heritage centre located 5 miles from Clifden Town, the capital of Connemara. It offers a unique insight into the history and heritage of this most beautiful part of the West of Ireland. Offers fine reconstructions of early settlement in the area including a crannóg, a ring fort and a clochaun. Audio visual presentations in English, Irish, German & French. Tea room serving teas etc.

Checkout their website:    http://www.connemaraheritage.com/

Connemara National Park

Situated in the West of Ireland in County Galway, Connemara National Park covers some 2,957 hectares of scenic mountains, expanses of bogs, heaths, grasslands and woodlands. Some of the Park's mountains, namely Benbaun, Bencullagh, Benbrack and Muckanaght, are part of the famous Twelve Bens or Beanna Beola range. Connemara National Park was established and opened to the public in 1980.


Galway Tour Company

The Galway Tour Company offer creative, fun and informative day tours to the most popular sites such as the Cliffs of Moher in The Burren, Kylemore Abbey in Connemara, but also travel to lesser known beautiful locations such as Cong village and Lisdoonvarna and Kilfenora. Based in Galway City they operate tours to protected landscapes and ecologically sensitive areas. http://www.galwaytourcompany.com/

Kylemore Abbey Visitor Centre

Kylemore Abbey, known as Ireland's most romantic Castle is located in Connemara, Co. Galway and is the most visited attraction in the West of Ireland. The Abbey is situated beside an idyllic Lake and is backed by steep mountains providing a postcard perfect view. Originally built in 1867 as a romantic gift, Kylemore Abbey and the surrounding mountains and lakes are steeped in history including engineering initiatives, model farms, tragedy, royal visits, gambling debts, a hideaway during Ireland's troubled history as well as excellence in education. <br><br> Home to the Benedictine Nuns since 1920, much of the Kylemore estate has been restored to its former glory and is open to visitors all year. Visitors can also browse in the Craft shop and retail centre, viewing our unique Kylemore Abbey Pottery as it is produced in our Pottery Studio or relax over coffee in the Restaurant whilst sampling the freshly home-cooked delights.


Lough Corrib

The larget lake in the West of Ireland that is renowned for brown salmon fishing.

Quiet Man Cottage

Replica of Quiet Man Cottage- Similar to the cottage used in the film The Quiet Man starring John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara.

Inagh Valley

An area of scenic and unsurpassed beauty that divides up the Twelve Pins mountains with the magical Inagh lake in the middle.

Maam Valley

A photographers haven and paradise

Killary Fjord

Ireland's only fjord where the mussel fish are farmed. Also optional guided walk along the fjord.


Nestled in amongst the Mweelrea mts and Mammturk mountains where the film 'The Field' was filmed starring Richard Harris.

Within 90 minutes

Westport, Shannon Airport, Limerick, Bunratty Castle and Folk Park

News / Upcoming Events

Posted by: John.
  June  (Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays) 
Trad on the Prom is a contemporary Irish show featuring an electrifying mix of traditional Irish music, song and dance. Shows each Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday night at Leisureland Theatre, Salthill, Galway.


Performers who have captivated audiences in extraordinary productions such as 'Riverdance', 'The Chieftains', 'Lord of the Dance' and 'Feet of Flames' have now gathered together on one stage for an unforgettable entertainment experience in Salthill,Galway.

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  16th June  (tbc) 
This year’s Galway Regatta will take place at the NUIG grounds at Dangan. Galway’s oldest rowing regatta, this year it celebrates its 135th anniversary, and once again entries from all four provinces with many of the top rowing clubs in Ireland are expected to compete. 
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12th - 16th June  (tbc) 
The Galway Sessions Festival returns celebrating Irish folk and traditional music and the music Irish emigrants brought with them across the world. As in previous years, the festival’s Scottish connection will be retained with an array of performers travelling from Galway’s cultural partner Stirling to take part. Events take place in the Town Hall Theatre and in pubs throughout the city with sessions planned in predominantly in The Crane Bar but also in The King's Head, Tigh Choili’s, Taaffe’s Bar ,The Quays, Tigh Neachtains, and Monroe’s Tavern. 

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Best home holiday destination 2018

Winner: Galway

“It has to be Galway,” you told us. And so it proved.

Last year, Dingle took pride of place among your favourite home holiday destinations. But for 2018, the west has won, with Galway banking almost double the votes of any other place.

“There’s something about that city,” you said. “The moment I get off the bus, I get this buzz. I've yet to have one bad out night there.”

You hailed Galway’s “great energy” as “a perfect blend between traditional Ireland and modern society”, and called it Ireland’s “culture capital”.

The city is “young, vibrant and distinctly Irish,” readers added, with “heart-warming hustle and bustle” that is “always welcoming at different times of the year.”


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