4 Reasons you need to have your Stag in Galway
Galway has its toes in the pounding Atlantic Ocean as it sits on the western coast half way north to south. It’s also the second main city on the Wild Atlantic Way after Limerick. Known as the City of the tribes, we are going to explore 4 reasons you need, to have your Stag in Galway.
1. The City itself
Historically, there were twelve ruling tribes in Galway and without even a drink on board they managed to fight off all threatening invaders and as true Irish, would have an occasional go at each other as well. Their names are on the various roundabouts as you approach the City. A word of advice to all Stags as you plan your trip to Galway, avoid peak rush hour as the traffic gets demented. Getting to Galway is simple and it is served with both a superb road network and also rail and by air. The city is really beautiful and in fairness to the City Fathers. Therefore, a lot of planning has gone into making it a real tourist friendly location. Small winding pedestrian streets wind down from Eyre square, through Ship Quay Street to the Spanish Arch. All these buzzing areas are within easy strolling distances.
2. Activities for Stags in Galway
There are so many options that we will not get through them all, but will list out the obvious and the favourites.
One of the most popular is a boat trip on the Corrib. The Lake is the second largest in Ireland and is reputed to have 365 Islands, one for every day in the year. The scenery is stunning and the commentary is superb. It takes in the monastic island for those looking for a lash of culture. Snacks are served on board and it also has a full bar license.
Next we move on to Go-Karting. Galway has a brilliant track! So, for the petrol heads or would be Lewis Hamiltons, put on the kit, the helmet, challenge the clock and your fellow Stags and go burn some rubber. Rattle some pins at a 10 pin bowling alley or take on an obstacle course. Test your sober self at some high wire disciplines, crawl under logs and get over the high walls while keeping all body parts attached. This is sure to work up a thirst. For more adrenaline rush stuff, try Kayaking on the river Corrib or Buggy driving. Be sure to bring the wellies for this one. All the other gear is supplied. This is all about skill and mud, lots and lots of mud.
The Galway race festival is in August. This is one of the biggest events of the year in the city! Therefore accommodation can be at a premium at that time of year.
3. Galway Bars and restaurants
The twelve tribes in the early centuries were thirsty buggers by the looks of it! They built pubs on every square inch of available land. Jeepers, most are still standing! So, if the Stags are developing a lip, there are lots of watering holes to fall down inside. The same applies to restaurants. Irish, Chinese, Indian, Asian street food, Chish and Fips and more. Yep, Galway is a great place to put on weight.
4. The Galway Craic.
If you go to Galway and don’t enjoy the Craic, get someone to check your pulse or see a Doctor urgently.
I’m pretty sure that that we have given you 4 reasons you need, to have your Stag in Galway. On your Bike!!