Staying local…Woodquay. Galway’s hidden neighbourhood

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Woodquay is one of the oldest communities in Galway, It’s right where the River Corrib meets the Atlantic. A great place for tourists, swans and the locals. A stone’s through from Eyre Square and Shop street, Woodquay is bursting with great food, indie shops, tours and local pubs.

Food & Drink

Start your day with coffee and Ciarlantini offers authentic Italian coffee, sweet treats including cult classic Tiramisu, tarts and gluten free sweets.

Across the road from Woodquay Hostel is McGinn’s Hop House. Think Killer pizza and slow roast meats. McGinn’s also have an impressive range of craft beers in Galway and a ton of bottles to boot!

Barr An Chaladh is located in the heart of Woodquay. Great for live music, open fire and it’s where the locals go for a pint of Guinness. Featuring live music 7 nights a week. Bursting at the seams with character and keeping true to itself with its wonderful old world charm and décor.

Caribou, this busy spot boasts an eye popping selection of craft ales from around the world, friendly staff and has a young hip vibe that anyone can enjoy. Expect cool tunes in the background. There’s also a good selection of food on offer. We love a deal as much as you do and we’ve joined up with Caribou to offer burger, fries and a pint for €12.

See and do

Taking a break from eating and drinking and enjoy a river cruise with Corrib Princess. The team operate boat tours along the River Corrib. They also cater for private group hire from corporate BBQ’s to club nights. Whether you are touring Galway City or planning a party, The Corrib Princess take the hassle out of any preparation for your event and leave you free to totally enjoy the ‘Princess’ cruise experience.

Ah Sure Look it, Pop up shop. A hub for local artists, crafters and designers to showcase and sell their wares. It’s open every Wednesday to Sunday giving shoppers the chance to get their hands on some truly unique gifts from Galway, with everything from bags, t-shirts, cards to embroidery, art, Jewellery, perfumes and soaps. Ah Sure Look It, they’ll sort you out with some lovely gifts.

(*some are subject to Covid-19 opening times)


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