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Friday, February 18, 2022

Galway Tourist Office

For many years, the main Galway city Tourist Office was based in a prominent circular-shaped city-centre building building, just across the road from the private Coach Station and around the corner from the bus and train station.

Galway Tourist Office - February 2017


Unfortunately the lease on this location ended in mid-late 2019, and the tourism information office moved across the street to a rather drab shopfront-office in Forster Street, in between to Murty Rabbits pub and Vocho container-based Mexican restaurant and takeaways.

When Covid-19 arrived in Ireland in March 2020, this office was closed and Failte Ireland moved out of it. 



As well as these main offices, a kiosk style office operated in an eclipse-shaped building right at the top of Eyre Square for many years.  This is still sometimes used as a tourist-info point in summer (and has been a box-office for local festivals, and Santa's Grotto at the Christmas market). 

Galway City Tourist Information Point, summer 2021


Galway Comedy Festival Carnival Box Office 2017



Between May 1997 and May 2011, there was also an official Tourist Information Office in Salthill - behind Seapoint and beside the National Aquarium.   Another circular building, this was a lot smaller than main office, but served as a focal point for local accommodation and attractions until a combination of recession and widespread internet access spelt the end.


Salthill Tourist Information Office Oifig Tailte - 2007





Where can you get tourist information now?


Accommodation



Things to do

Check the Galway Advertiser (local newspaper, published on Thursdays)



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