Escape to Connemara and explore Ireland's great outdoors and western shores. Connemara and Galway Ireland offers dramatic unspoiled coastlines, beautiful beaches, fishing villages, lakes and woodlands.
Connemara extends from Galway Bay to Killary Harbor, encompassing the largest Gaelic (Gaeltact) Irish-speaking population in Ireland.
Located in the heart of Galway Co. is Galway City
As one of the fastest growing cities in Europe now, Galway City began as a small fishing village. Galway City is centered around the estuary of River Corrib, traditionally named by the Irish Abhainn na Gaillimhe (The Galway River) after Galvia, an Irish mythological princess said to have drowned in its waters.
Galway Bay is known for its unique traditional sailing craft, the Galway Hooker. The Hookers were probably at their greatest presence in the Bay in the years preceding the Great Famine, when the Claddagh was at its height.
Things to do in Galway Ireland
Galway also offers Irish Crafts and Art Classes
Bold Art Gallery
Things to do in Galway City Ireland
Galway offers a variety of shops, restaurants and bars; Galway City Center offers activity day or night, just steps from the door of the Imperial Hotel. Galway City offers close proximity to the bus and railway station, only 3 minutes walk away. Newly refurbished, the Imperial Hotel Galway City is the height of modern comfort. Every care has been taken to ensure guests feel right at home.
The Imperial Galway Hotel is just one of over 200 hotel properties in Ireland that Hammond Tours can recommend and include in your Custom Ireland Tour, or Self-Drive Ireland Tour, based on your preferences and itinerary.
This Galway City hotel exudes a warm and comfortable atmosphere. Plenty of seating allows guests to relax wherever they are. The residents lounge is an informal cozy retreat open till late, and the outdoor patio is perfect for those lazy sunny days.
Each of the 80 guest rooms at the Imperial Hotel in Galway City are spacious and bright with modern cherry wood furniture and contemporary décor.
Tourists appreciate convenience of this hotel, which includes must-have amenities, such as:
The Bar at the Imperial Galway Hotel is locally known as ‘the meeting place of Galway’ where many local settle to watch live sports or meet friends for a coffee or a snack. This Galway Hotel's bar grill offers light snacks like homemade soup and salad, plus all day breakfasts, sandwiches, steaks and fish dishes. Muffins and Irish scones are also available.