Visiting Galway

What’s good to know when visiting Galway

If you are thinking of visiting Galway to attend a production at The Mick Lally Theatre, or a Druid production elsewhere in the city, you might find the following travel tips and information useful for getting around.

Getting Here

Galway is serviced by several private and public bus operators including Bus Éireann and GoBus. It is also the last terminus on the Dublin to Galway train route, operated by Irish Rail. The nearest airports to Galway are Knock (NOC) and Shannon (SNN). There are also buses which depart directly from Dublin Airport (DUB) and travel directly to Galway City.

Getting Around

Galway city is best accessed on foot as the town centre is pedestrianised, including Druid Lane where The Mick Lally Theatre is based. There are bikes for hire via the Coca Cola bike service, the depots of which can be seen around the city. There are an array of taxi operators in the city and taxi apps are widely used. We recommend Galway City Taxis: 091 56 11 11

Galway city has two bus operators: Bus Éireann, City Direct.

Eating & Drinking

The Mick Lally Theatre is in the centre of the city and there is no shortage of fantastic eateries and bars a stone’s throw from the venue. Nearby:

Cava, Cross Street
Spanish tapas with the best of Galway produce

Aniar, Dominick Street
Michelin-star restaurant for top class dining

Tartare, Dominick Street
Café and wine-bar serving local Irish food

Ard Bia, Spanish arch
Café and restaurant serving creative Irish food with a global twist

Tigh Neachtain’s Bar, Cross Street
A Galway institution and meeting place of artists

The Dáil Bar, Cross Street
Vibrant Irish pub with live music, cocktails and food

The Kings Head, High Street
Medieval pub with live music, comedy and food

Check out The Latin Quarter for more on restaurants, pubs, live music and events nearby.


The Mick Lally Theatre is across the lane from the Hall of the Red Earl, around the corner from Galway City Museum and up the road from Galway Arts Centre. There is always something happening in Galway. It is a festival town with no shortage of culture. Check out This Is Galway for a full list of events.


Galway is well-serviced by hotels, hostels and accommodation. Early booking is advised, particularly in the summer months.