Touristic Information & Social Programme Options


Galway is a  vibrant, cosmopolitan city steeped  in culture, rich in folklore and famous for its cobble-stoned streets, quaint shops and charming restaurants.

Home to the world-renowned Druid Theatre CompanyMacnas Street Theatre Company and An Taibhdhearc, there is much to do in this wonderful city.

In addition, the surrounding landscape leaves one breathless, from the prehistoric fort of Dun Aengus, the most westerly point in Europe, to the Cliffs of Moher, Connemara and the Burren.‌

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The Wild Atlantic Way

The Wild Atlantic Way is Ireland's first long-distance touring route, stretching along the Atlantic coast from Donegal to West Cork.

While studying at NUI Galway, why not add some of the stunning attractions featured on this drive to your itinerary? Luckily for you, many of Galway's hidden gems are part of the route!

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Social Programme Options

Do you want to meet other students while exploring the wonderful sights and sounds of Galway and the West of Ireland?

Our social and leisure programme allows you to get to know your classmates, learn about the culture of Ireland and explore all that Galway and the surrounding area has to offer...all through English! 

Students have the possibility to book full-day excursions and trips to destinations including the Aran Islands, Cliffs of Moher and Connemara.

In addition, our social programme includes: city walking tours, Irish music and dance, pub nights, and theatre evenings.

Please note these extra excursions and events can be booked on-site in Galway, not in advance.