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30 years of woodquay hostel

We recently celebrated 30 years in business. Just a little bit about our building and history of being the 1st hostel in Galway City. When we bought it 30 years ago it was a family owned guest house.  We bought … Read More

THE PERFECT CRUISE ON THE RIVER CORRIB

Order a coffee from Corrib Tea Rooms located on the edge of the Salmon Weir. Take a short stroll to Steamers Quay, Woodquay,  just a short 5 minute from Woodquay Hostel. Advance booking is advised. The Corrib Princess offers a … Read More

Rent a Bike and cycle out to Silver Strand and Barna Woods you won’t regret it

Donna

Looking to stay along the Wild Atlantic way this summer?

Woodquay Hostel is an ‘Oldie but a Goldie’ Good news we are re-opening this June and we cannot wait to open our doors!! We are now registered with Failte Ireland under the welcome standard rating. Are you planning on a … Read More

For traditional Irish music try Tigh Chóilí or Taffees, right in the main street. Another equally great option would be in The Crane, where it's worth checking their upstairs bar

Rapheal

The addictive magic of swimming in the sea

Thrill of cold water is an electrifying thought for an increasing number of sea-swimmers Diego’s Sea Swimming Story: I was very bored and unmotivated during lockdown 3.0 and I wanted to do a little bit of sports and the 5km … Read More

We love coffee, am i right Galway?!

Your journey would be not completed without the excellent taste in a few cafeterias around Galway.
At any time of the day you can indulge yourself with some delicious cakes, muffins, croissants, cheesecakes or cookies accompanied with drinks like an espresso, cappuccino, perfect lattes, classic Americano or a cup of hot chocolate. We believe in supporting local and these businesses with extended members of baristas, chefs, bakers, patisseries, and producers, all work together to continue expanding their savoury products and coffees for us to indulge and love even more!
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Nature Walk anyone?

It’s nice to socialise with people but it’s also good to socialise with nature in these times. Open your eyes more and you’ll see how much there is to discover in Galway’s nature scene. You will find a paradise; from … Read More

If you’re after a pint you can’t go a miss with the Salt House. They have more than your usual pint to choose from. If they have their pineapple sour beer, get it. You shouldn’t be disappointed

Noel

Take a stroll with us…

Well, what can we say…. a lot? Salthill is a Galway gem that we all love.  When walking the promenade every evening (sun, hail, rain, or snow), you escape the city and world around you. Start your walk from Nimmos … Read More

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