Whether 2024 is the year where you finally pop the question, or simply an opportunity to spark some romance again, Galway has plenty to offer couples this Valentine’s week. Fortunately, given the city’s diminutive size, there are no shortage of options all within walking distance and options amenable to all budgets.
Feast your face with popcorn and snacks! Nothing says movie night like a trip to the cinema. There are various cinemas in Galway that show both mainstream or independent features. The choice varies week to week depending on what’s screening at the time.
For example, have a rugby-obsessed partner? Treat them to a Six Nations match at Eye Cinema.
A Night at the Arts
Stroll through Galway’s Latin Quarter, check out the lively bars and restaurants. Recognised as a city of the arts, those interested in catching a show could do worse than pop along to the Druid Theatre for a night of entertainment, guaranteed!
Trading since 1967, the Claddagh Jewellers is home of the Claddagh Ring – a treasured object first mentioned in stories over 300 years ago in the ancient fishing village of Claddagh, outside the walls of the City of Galway. There is a rich history to the Claddagh, and it is worth visiting for those interested in learning about Irish tradition, or simply for couples hoping to cement their relationship!
Experience the Sunset at Salthill
Venture to the picturesque Salthill Promenade, situated just beyond the city centre. Take a leisurely and romantic walk along the coast, where you can witness the captivating sight of the sun descending over Galway Bay, creating unforgettable moments.
Picnic Eyre Square
Weather-permitting, take a load off, find a cosy spot and kick back at Eyre Square. Watch the world go by, and pack a lunch and people-watch. If you get tired or the weather becomes disagreeable, you’re less than a minute from a choice of bars surrounding the green. Result!
Visit some of the best kept secrets along the Wild Atlantic Way and Irish coastline, in style and comfort with our full and half-day bus tours. Our tour guide drivers will entertain and regale you with varied stories about Irish culture, tradition offering a superb backdrop to some magical locations.
Whatever you plan to do this Valentine’s week, we hope you come back for more!