What is it? Galway city’s seaside promenade.
Why go? To fully experience the way the Atlantic has defined the city of Galway, take a walk along the promenade of Salthill. To your right are the slightly bleak, slightly tacky buildings that are typical of seaside towns, and to your left is the wild expanse of Galway Bay. If you can brave the cold water, go for a swim off one of the golden beaches, or even better, leap off the diving board that marks the end of the prom. (It’s tradition to kick the wall here once you’ve completed the walk.) Afterwards, make your way to O’Connor’s Famous Pub and, with pint in hand, bask in the warmth from a glowing fire among dark shelves filled with old bottles and tools. Ed Sheeran shot scenes for his ‘Galway Girl’ music video here!