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Galway Docks

Galway, Ireland
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We saw a huge barge one morning and by the afternoon is was gone. There didn't seem to be a way out... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Alexandra T
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Murrieta, California
Great Spot to Take it In

Great spot to sit and take it all in with the busy city and the boats coming and going you can... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Erin F
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We saw a huge barge one morning and by the afternoon is was gone. There didn't seem to be a way out until we looked closer and saw the channel leading into the bay. The docks are close to the city museum and some apartments.

Thank Alexandra T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great spot to sit and take it all in with the busy city and the boats coming and going you can spend a bit of time just enjoying life passing you by here.

Thank Erin F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

How in the world do you rate docks? We walked by, saw boats, saw water, smelled dead fish, and walked on. I suppose somewhere in the world there is an area of spectacular docks worth a long drive to see. I've seen docks all over...More

Thank drtom100
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Not a great docks area although it depends on where people think they finish, There are one or two restaurants and bars and some nice apartments & houses but once you get to the Spanish Arch I don't count that as Docks area so overall...More

Thank Steve H
Reviewed 2 July 2017

We had limited time in Galway City as we were on an Irish Rail Tours 4 night 5 day rail / coach tour of Killarney , Ring of Kerry , Galway , Arraan Island , Connemara with 2 nights in Killarney and 2 in Galway...More

Thank Ed I
Reviewed 28 June 2017

I did a walk around galway recently and I walked around by the docks not to mention all the great boats a yauths , it was quite and peaceful as a painter its a treasure trouve you can make great drawings of the boats

Thank kierancarey7
Reviewed 25 June 2017

The docks in Galway have had huge improvements over the years between painting the whole ares and of course welcoming the Yacht Race a few years back. Sometime ago one only saw working boats moored here but now there are yachts and all sorts olf...More

Thank Roisin S
Reviewed 20 June 2017

We walked around the docks here and found them like all other dock areas. There was a ferry in so must be where they leave from. There were business & personal boats docked here. Water was dirty, lots of trash floating around.

Thank Sandra C
Reviewed 9 June 2017

Walked through the docks on way to city for meal. Really interesting with people working on their boats, counted nearly 30 swans and as we moved away from the area lovely to look back and see the painted buildings. Most parking by permit so ended...More

Thank 71Tink
Reviewed 23 May 2017

At the docks you will always see a few small privately owned yachts, some belonging to locals and some coming from further away. What you see in the way of larger ships can vary greatly but on the day I visited recently there were only...More

Thank Edmund R
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