Local Sights & Walks
When visiting Asgard you will be located in the heart of the city. Situated on the West Coast, Galway is one of the most picturesque destinations in Ireland. The city is a vibrant capital of culture on the banks of the River Corrib. Galway has a close maritime connection with Salthill promenade, neighbouring beaches and the Claddagh.
The Claddagh is a famous fishing village on the shore of the River Corrib where it flows into the Atlantic Ocean. The Claddagh is the oldest part of Galway City and renowned for it being the home of a fabulous flock of swans. Walking along the Corrib by the Claddagh is one of the best places to bird watch with families of green finches, herons, herring gulls, oyster catchers and cormorants.
The River Corrib is an incredibly energetic fast flowing river being one of the shortest rivers in Europe spanning a distance of 6km from Lough Corrib to it entering the Atlantic at the Spanish Arch in The Claddagh. Galway Regatta takes place here annually.
Salthill is the famous seaside resort in the Galway City. It has a 2km promenade with fabulous views of the Clare Hills and Galway Bay. At the end of what is locally known as ‘The Prom’ is the iconic Blackrock Diving Tower which attracts daily swimmers all year round.
Galway City also known as the “City of the Tribes’ is on the River Corrib in the West of Ireland. It is a vibrant city that is home to two Universities and has often been referred to as the Venice of Ireland as the City is connected by a myriad of canals and rivers. The city historically was a trading port that was largely controlled by the merchant families or ‘Tribes of Galway’. There are many historical buildings to see in Galway and the city has a wealth of character and charm. Buskers play music on the streets and there is a warm and friendly atmosphere and festivals including the Galway Arts Festival, Oyster Festival and Galway Races said to rival Royal Ascot!