Galway Walking Festival

9th - 25th July 2021

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“Galway is an amazing city and the walking tour helped me to discover the city's history and details...A fantastic tour to do when in Galway”.

Deanna Calcoilari

“Although I live in Galway City and already know a good bit of history of the place, it’s still always good to hear another person’s take on the place especially as the guide was Italian, I learnt stuff I never knew and the other people on the tour were also very interesting. Altogether a very relaxing and enjoyable experience”.
Johanna Tyrrell

“I really enjoyed the 'Stories and Wisdom' guided walk at Coole Park and found the guide's knowledge of trees and their folklore to be excellent!”
Peg Doherty

“Our walk last Sunday Italy Galway and Ireland a shared history was very interesting. We never realised that there was such a strong connection between Italy and Galway. The route taken for our walk was very central including many historical highlights of the city and luckily for us we had unexpected sunshine all the way. A day to remember!”
Anne Gaughan

“Excellent tour!” Maggie Keaveney

“A superb tour along the riverbanks of the river Corrib where the true history of the city, it’s people, battles & industries were brought to life”.
Debra Caroline

“Wonderfully entertaining walking tour with the town crier as our guide. Super interesting day out!”

Godot Silke

“Well worth doing.... very informative and fun!”

Irene Greaney

“Very interesting tour delivered very well.”
Una Ni Charthaigh


“Get out and explore Galway....Fun for all the family.”

About the GTGA

The Galway Tour Guides Association is a collective of Fáilte Ireland / Irish Tourist Board accredited tour guides. Our professional accredited tour guides are located in Galway City and across the Wild Atlantic Way, Co. Clare, Co. Galway and Co. Mayo.
The Galway Tour Guide Association was set up in 2009 by Paul O Donnell and has since gone from strength to strength, today numbering 30 guides from diverse backgrounds. We are first and foremost storytellers, always anxious to share our knowledge with visitors to the west of Ireland.

Events Calendar

Latest Past Walks

Closing Ceremony

Eyre Square Eyre Square, Galway

To finish off the Galway Walking Festival, experience the beauty and heritage of Galway city with one of Galway’s best loved characters, Liam Silke. Liam will lead you through the winding streets to discover a bustling modern city filled with Olde Worlde Medieval charm.


Waterways of Galway

Town Hall Theatre Town Hall Theatre, Galway

Take a stroll along the various rivers and canals of the city and learn all about the interesting ways they were designed and used in the past.

Please bring smart phone and earphones with you, and download the app VOX connect free from app store or play store.


Clonbur Woods Tour

Rosshill Cemetry Clonbur Rosshill Cemetry Clonbur, Galway

The tour will take you deep into Clonbur Wood situated between Loughs Corrib and Mask which is a place of impressive biological and geological diversity. The landscape features a U-shaped valley, drumlins and a limestone pavement. Rosshill Cemetery at the edge of the wood also features the ruins of a 13th century church, Teampall Brendán.


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