Galway Bay, Co. Galway

Cuan na Gaillimhe, Co. Gaillimhe

Galway Bay (Cuan na Gaillimhe) is a large bay on the west coast of Ireland off south Co. Galway and north Co. Clare.


The city of Galway is situated on the north-east edge of Galway Bay. There are several islands in the bay including the Aran Islands ( Oileáin Árann), accessible by boat and regular ferries.Walkers can follow a series of walks around Inishmore (Árainn Mhór), Inishmaan (Inis Meáin) and Innisheer (Inis Thiar).


Galway Bay is known for its rugged beauty. The Cliffs of Moher (Aillte an Mhothair) in north Clare are a major tourist attraction with views of Galway Bay and the Aran Islands. On the Galway side of the bay, walkers explore villages such as Spiddal (An Spidéal) with scenic beaches and shore fishing areas along the coast west of Galway City. Many fields are enclosed by dry stone walls.

Galway Bay is a resort for swimmers, sailors, anglers, nature watchers and walkers.

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View a map  of Spiddal, Galway Bay, Co. Galway


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