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Sitting on the mouth of the River Corrib as it enters the Atlantic Ocean, Galway is located at the heart of the world-famous Wild Atlantic Way touring route.

Galway Arts Centre is located in Galway’s vibrant Westend. Described as the soul of Galway, the Westend is the cultural pulse of the city, full of unique character, boutique restaurants, and music and cultural venues.

Across the river, you’ll find the 16th-century Spanish Arch and Galway City Museum, one of the most popular free attractions in Ireland. With three floors dedicated to archaeology, history and sea science, the Museum is the perfect place to begin your exploration of Galway’s rich history.

Our performance venue Nun’s Island Theatre is built in a former 19th century Neo-classical Presbyterian church and gets its name from its location in the historic area of Nuns Island just a stone’s throw away from the architectural landmark of Galway Cathedral.

If you are making the trip to Galway Arts Centre, you may want to make a weekend of it. Keep an eye on This is Galway to stay in the loop of Galway’s vibrant cultural scene and nightlife. Check out Galway Tourism for tips on exploring the stunning landscapes of Galway County, from Inis Oírr to Connemara and beyond.


Image Credits: Photography by Boyd Challenger