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NUIG gets approval to use student accommodation for tourists

NUI Galway has been granted approval to use some of its new student accommodation for tourists during the holiday season.

Galway Bay Resort hotel reopening with major expansion

The former Galway Bay Resort Hotel, closed for over a decade will be both reopening and expanding after getting the go...

Galway named in top 20 destinations by National Geographic

National Geographic Traveller magazine has named Galway as one of its must-see destinations this year on the 2020 Cool List.

Aran Island Ferries travels to India as part of major sales mission

Aran Island Ferries travelled to India last week as part of Tourism Ireland's sales mission in the country. The...

Calls for crack down on AirBnB in Galway City

With so many travel guides declaring Galway a must see destination in 2020, the latest of which was CNN, calls have been made for...

Galway named one of the world’s top 20 tourist destinations

Galway has always been popular, but its recent meteoric rise in popularity continues with yet another travel guide declaring it one of the world's...

NUIG seeks approval to use student accommodation for summer tourists

NUI Galway is seeking planning permission to use the Goldcrest student accommodation in Dangan for tourists during the summer season. The 429 apartment student accommodation...

Galway City and Clifden to share in €15.5 million tourism initiative

Galway city and Clifden will both share in the €15.5 million Fáilte Ireland 'Destination Towns' initiative to boost their attractiveness and tourism appeal. This scheme...

Galway is one of the greenest cities in the world for a business event

Galway has been named one of the greenest cities in the world to host a business event in a piece of good news for...

Admission fee plans for city museum after €10m revamp spark concerns

Concerns have been raised about plans to introduce an admission fee to Galway City Museum for non city residents when it undergoes a €10m...

Galway tourism companies attend world’s biggest travel fair in London

Galway 2020 and Kylemore Abbey joined Tourism Ireland in London at this year’s World Travel Market, in what was a major tourism push for...

Galway Hospitality Group takes home prestigious Customer Service Award

Galway's Connacht Hospitality Group, which comprises multiple hotels and bars in the city has been awarded a much sought after customer service award from...

Failte Ireland announces creation of €10 million Atlantic Museum in Galway

Fáilte Ireland has announced it biggest ever investment in a tourism attraction with plans to create a €10 million Atlantic Museum in Galway. The new...

Connacht Rugby and the Connacht Hotel – a partnership made in rugby heaven

As the Connacht Hotel has been celebrating its 50th anniversary throughout this year, the storied Galway hotel is also renewing its partnership with Connacht...

Renowned travel magazine names Galway in top 10 world holiday destinations for 2020

The prestigious travel magazine Condé Nast Traveler has named Galway as one of the top ten holiday destinations in the world in 2020. Galway has...

Galway 2020 in the spotlight in Tourism Ireland promotional film

Tourism Ireland is celebrating Galway's upcoming year as the European Capital of Culture with a new film promoting Galway 2020 around the world. The full...

State takes ownership of historic Gate Lodge at Portumna Castle

The state has taken ownership of the Gate Lodge at Portumna Castle to ensure this historic local attraction stays together. While Portumna Castle itself has...

Thoor Ballylee awarded 2019 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

Thoor Ballyle could see a significant increase in visitors after being awarded a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for 2019. The site, which had almost 4,500...

NUIG campus bedrooms get Failte Ireland seal of approval as tourist accommodation

NUIG campus bedrooms, which are let out to tourists during the summer, have been accredited as ‘Approved Tourist Accommodation’ under Fáilte Ireland’s Welcome Standard...

Search for local champions to bring an international conference home to Galway

The Galway Convention Bureau, which promotes Galway as a destination for international meetings, incentives, conferences and events, is looking for champions for Galway to...
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Full capacity protocol enacted at University Hospital Galway

Full Capacity Protocol has been enacted at University Hospital Galway today amidst extreme overcrowding at the A&E. People...

Connacht Hotel achieves milestone in green hospitality services

The Connacht Hotel has achieved a major milestone in its push for sustainability, achieving Silver status in the internationally recognised Green...

Tuam man pleads guilty to building homemade gun

A man accused of illegally manufacturing a gun and possessing guns and ammunition has pleaded guilty to the charges at Galway...

Irish Traveller elected to NUI Galway governing body for first time

An Irish Traveller has been elected to NUI Galway's Údarás na hOllscoile for the first time. Owen Ward,...