Galway is a Tender Port. It is most central Port on the West Coast of Ireland – it is in the sheltered eastern corner of Galway Bay. Situated on the River Corrib, 53 16’N 009 03’W. British Admiralty charts 1904, 1984, 3339.
Galway has been a passenger Liner Port since before 1845 and more recently in 1922 when the regular visiting ships were of Holland America Line and Cunard. Today, Holland America Line are still calling along with Companie du Ponant, P&O Cruises, Crystal Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line, Silver Seas, Saga, Hapag Lloyd, Princess Cruises, Ambassador Cruises, Fred Olsen, Azamara, TUI Cruises and Regent Seven Seas.
- Galway has lots to offer those tourist interested in the history of Galway. Its narrow medieval streets and historic churches make it an enjoyable stroll throughout the day.
- Located a coach ride away, Kylemore Abbey is a must see when visiting Connemara. Spectacular scenery, historic abbey with the possibility of some shopping in Clifden and Spiddeal.
- This is a hands on interactive experience. Learn the traditional way to make and cook bread, learn a few Irish Dancing step and enjoy a cup of tea with your freshly baked soda bread.
- Step on to the edge of the world and into an awe-inspiring view that dreams are made of – at the Cliffs of Moher you will encounter nature in its wildest, purest form.
- A medieval castle built in 1228 and voted best hotel in the world is a delight to visit for lunch during your Port visit.
- Tours The visitors are guided into the distillery, where they are brought on a brief tour of the process of distillation and production of Galway City Distillery Spirits including our base Gin.