Galway’s got the goods for a laid-back city break
Everything you need from banking hours to tourist information centres
Banks are open from 9am-4pm Monday to Friday with late opening until 5pm on Thursdays. Galway is well served with countless ATM machines, most of which will accept Cirrus.
Dial 999 or 112 for fire, Garda (police) and ambulances.
Galway is a small city and is easily navigated on foot.
Getting there and away
Galway Airport is located just 6km from the city center with flights to Dublin, London Luton, Manchester, Edinburgh and Lorient. Shannon Airport is about an hour or so away from Galway City with flights to and from Europe and the US. Bus Eireann operates buses to and from Galway City. Ceannt Station is the main train station in the City with services all over Ireland. Citylink Travel Services provide a daily express coach service between Galway and Dublin/Dublin Airport. For details tel ++ 353 91 564163.
A pay and display parking system is operational in Galway City Centre. You can get a ticket from one of the many meters around the city; charges apply from 8.30am to 6.30pm Monday to Saturday. Charges are €1.50 per hour with a maximum of two hours. Failure to display a disc results in clamping and heavy fines.
Bus Eireann operate buses to and from Galway City. Ceannt Station is the main train station in the City with services all over Ireland. Citylink Travel Services provide a daily express coach service between Galway and Dublin/Dublin Airport. For details tel ++ 353 91 564163.
Shopping hours are generally 9am-6pm Monday to Saturday with late opening until 8am on Thursday. Some shops are also now open on Sunday from 12pm-6pm.
Smoking is not permitted anywhere indoors in Galway and the Republic of Ireland, except in hotel rooms and private accommodations.
Tourist Office, Victoria Place, Eyre Square; tel ++ 353 91 563 081; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Need to know
Bus Eireann Website
The official Website for Ireland West
Irish Rail Website
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