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Key Info

1- Ireland, 7 Lombard St.

Price & Hours

Free

Details

Sightseeing, Free Type
1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
4.1scorecard
  • 5.0Value
  • 3.0Facilities
  • 4.5Atmosphere

The popular Galway Market, which has operated for centuries, is not only the place to pick up all sorts of fruits, vegetables and flowers, but also crafts, jewelry, clothing and other sundry items. There are hundreds of stalls selling everything from freshly shucked oysters to paintings. Even if you don't want to buy anything, it's fun to browse through the bustling market, according to recent travelers.

Several visitors who happened to be in town on a weekend called themselves "lucky" and said the market was "wonderful." However, some were underwhelmed with the selection of vendors, which can vary by day.

The market is open year-round on Saturdays and Sundays and operates on Church Lane by St. Nicholas' Church. In July and August, it is also open on Fridays, as well as every day during the annual Galway International Arts Festival. Its traditional Christmas Market runs daily from Dec. 14 to 24 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. There is no entrance fee to access the market. For more information, visit the market's website.

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This western coastal route, which begins in the north of Donegal and runs 1,500 miles through nine counties ending in the south of Cork, is a breathtakingly scenic experience. No matter how much of the route you choose to experience, you'll find a wealth of attractions along the way, including the famous Cliffs of Moher, castles, golf courses and the largest stalactite in the Northern Hemisphere at Doolin Cave, among many, many others. For an on-the-go guide to the route's highlights, consider downloading the free Wild Atlantic Way App (available for Apple and Android), which also works offline.

Recent visitors who drove along the route called it "wild and wonderful," with "spectacular scenery." Reviewers also noted that the route is well-marked.

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