Walking Tours

The world is more connected than ever!

Connectivity comes up again and again in Jim Ward’s Galway Tour. Be it the enjoyable walkabout of Galway’s medieval town, a trip to Connemara, the Aran islands, Burren, the world-famous Cliffs of Moher, or the historic 1916 Galway tour in the county – there are always connections.

Galway Trails offers walks through the medieval town, visiting iconic Galway landmarks such as Eyre Square, Lynch’s Castle, St Nicholas’ Church (all three of them), The King’s Head pub, and Spanish Arch. Although Galway is a modern city borough, the old medieval town is pedestrianised and easily accessible for an hour and a half walkabout.

Galway Hooker

If you have an interest in Ireland’s revolutionary past and the significance of the county of Galway in the 1916 Easter Rising, you can take the Galway 1916 tour with Jim, whose grandfather was one of the Volunteers from Athenry. This half-day bus tour takes in the major sites associated with the rebellion in Galway.

James Joyce
Credit: Jim Ward

Or take a trip to one of the many beautiful scenic areas that surround Galway, Enjoy the wildness of Connemara, the unique culture and situation of the Aran islands, or the moon-like magnificence of the Burren and world-famous Cliffs of Moher,

Connections, personal and interlinking, come up again in Galway’s place in literature and culture. Culture is much more than the arts. Literature in Irish and English and Galway’s colourful musical heritage are topics to discover.

No doubt you’ll meet our buskers on the winding, medieval streets, while writers Pádraic Ó Conaire, Máirtín Ó Cadhain, Walter Macken, Lady Gregory and James Joyce crop up along the way through their connections with Galway.