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With the majestic expanse of Galway Bay on one side and the excitement of Galway city on the other, Salthill is perfect base for experiencing the wonder of Galway and the West of Ireland. Stay in Salthill and enjoy a leisurely stroll on the promenade or venture into the city for a great night out.
The Salthill Prom is a favourite haunt for both Galwegians and visitors eager to take the sea air. The seaside promenade stretches from the outskirts of the city along Salthill for a distance of several kilometres. A local tradition involves “kicking the wall” across from the diving boards before making the return journey.
Salthill is home to three beaches. The beach at Palmers Rock marks the traditional finish of the prom swims - a fixture since the 1920s. Ladies Beach is so called because, during the 1950s and 1960s, Bishop Browne would only permit women and children to swim there. The third beach, at Blackrock, used to be for men only, but now it is open to all.
One of the best things about Salthill is that you have all the freedom of the seaside within minutes of a buzzing city. You can be browsing Shop Street in the morning, walking the Prom in the afternoon, and be back in Galway city prowling the pubs of Quay Street by evening.
You don’t have to head into Galway city to enjoy a great meal. Salthill caters well for hungry Prom walkers and beach lovers alike. Enjoy the homely atmosphere at the Gourmet Tart Co., eat first-rate Italian food at L’Osteria Da Roberta, sample tasty tapas at the Black Cat, or savour contemporary style and cuisine at Lohan’s
The pubs of Salthill can hold their own against anything the city has to offer, and some have the advantage of offering seaside seats in summer. Reputedly Ireland’s first singing pub, O'Connor's Famous Pub is a cosy, traditional bar crammed to the corners with bric-a-brac and memorabilia. Other Salthill pubs include Killoran's Public House, Lonergan's Bar, and the Bal Pub.
Held every May, An Tóstal is a celebration of local boat racing, centred on currachs and Galway Hookers. Currachs of different sizes compete, with rowing teams travelling from Clare , Donegal, Connemara, Kerry, Limerick and Cork to participate. Other activities include sandcastle competitions, tug of war, and other games.
One of Galway’s lesser-known museums, the James Mitchell is a little gem tucked away in NUI Galway’s Department of Earth & Ocean Sciences. It is home to some 15,000 rocks, minerals, and specimens collected across the planet. The collection is based primarily on William King’s 1850 Monograph, the Permian Fossils of England, with other items derived from the Eleanor Miles Collection.
Discover the delights that lie in the crystalline waters of Galway Bay with a diving trip led by the PADI-certified, Salthill-based Galway Dive School. Suitable for novices, veterans, and people with disabilities, dives explore Galway Bay, The River Corrib, and Lough Corrib. Night diving and cave diving are among the activities offered.
Home to 170 species of freshwater and marine animals, Galway Atlantaquaria is a visitor magnet on Salthill Promenade. A guided tour of the Irish aquatic landscape extends from Connemara’s glacial mountain streams to Galway Bay, featuring exhibits of various species. You can see four types of native shark, help with feeding, and even hold starfish and giant spider crabs.
1.2km from Salthill
Within walking distance of Galway City and Salthill, each of these 3-star apartments has three bedrooms and can accommodate five people with ease. The kitchen area is bright and spacious and includes such facilities as a microwave, tumble dryer, and washing machine.
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0.8km from Salthill
Stay at a 4-star, 2-bedroom self catering apartment in the heart of Salthill in Galway, less than 5 minutes' drive or 10 minutes' walk from Galway City Centre. Each apartment offers the finest accommodation, with comfortable furnishings and modern appliances, including direct-dial phone, broadband Internet access, hair dryer, cable TV, video/CD player, fully fitted kitchen with washer/dryer and cooking facilities. The self catering properties are also electrically heated throughout.
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0.7km from Salthill
This luxury 2-bedroom self catering apartment is situated in Salthill, with panoramic views of Galway Bay from the living room.
Fully equipped with all mod cons, it makes the ideal base for anyone wishing to take a break in the west of Ireland.
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1km from Salthill
This wonderful self catering apartment complex is located in upper Salthill, overlooking Grattan strand in Galway city. Perfectly situated on the seafront, the self catering properties make an ideal, family-friendly escape, where you can allow the fresh sea air to blow away the worries and stresses of everyday life.
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This pretty 3-star holiday rental is within walking distance of vibrant Galway City and the seaside town of Salthill in County Galway. The two-bedroom property has a kitchen with all modern conveniences, an inviting dining area, and a relaxing sitting room. A cot can be provided.
1.5km from Salthill
Enjoy the convenience of delightful self catering accommodation in the centre of Galway City, only a few minutes walk from bustling Quay Street and Shop Street.This new development of two-bedroom self catering apartments is ideally located, with secure underground parking available to guests.
Situated in the heart of Salthill, this newly-built apartment complex offers guests luxurious accommodation, views over Galway Bay, and the convenience of lively restaurants and pubs right on your doorstep.
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1.9km from Salthill
Ideally located, this luxury two-bedroom apartment comes with secure underground parking for guests. With one double bed ensuite, two single beds, and a separate bath/shower, the apartment can accommodate four people with ease. There are views of the city from the balcony, and all rooms are comfortably furnished.
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This pretty four-bedroom holiday home is within walking distance of vibrant Galway City and the seaside town of Salthill in County Galway. You're just two minutes' walk from Shop Street, with its blend of bars, restaurants, and vibrant nightlife, and the beaches of Salthill are just a ten-minute walk away.
This 2nd-floor apartment is located in within walking distance of Galway City and Salthill. It features a sitting room, dining room, kitchen, and bathroom. There is private parking for one car. A cot is available on request.
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