Interactive maps of hiking and biking routes around Galway
1. You can zoom in/out using your mouse wheel, as well as move the map of Galway with your mouse.
2. This interactive map presents two modes: 'Biking Routes' and 'Hiking Routes'. Use the '+' button on the map to switch between them.
Railway and landscape maps of Galway area
This Galway map has two modes: 'Railway Network' and 'Landscape & Rural Map'. Use the '+' button on the map to navigate.
Galway - guide chapters
City tours, excursions and tickets in Galway and surroundings
Ireland - moving around the country
Ireland has simply delightful quality of highways. Therefore, some tourists prefer renting a car to enable them go around the country. Although this option is quite expensive, it is worth the pleasure as you do not have to be strongly dependent on public transportation anymore. A tourist who has an international driver’s license and who has reached twenty-one years can rent a car of any brand. The amount of collateral (in the absence of a credit card) ranges from 500 to 1000 euros. A negative characteristic of the Irish roads is that they are very narrow, especially in historical urban centers. The maximum speed limit on cars in residential areas is fifty kilometers per hour. This limit is also applicable to country roads. On the other hand, it is quite possible to accelerate to 100 kilometers per hour on the highways.
Nature and parks of Ireland
Killarney National Park is located on the shores of the Killarney Lakes in the county of Kerry. The park was founded in 1932. Its territory is covered with heathlands, forests, and mountains. Ancient oaks, whose average age exceeds 200 years, grow on the shores of the largest lake, the Lower. You can meet many unique plants in Killarney, one of which is the strawberry tree, which is almost impossible to meet outside the county. Other attractions of the park are the rarest Killarney fern and St. Patrick's cabbage. The carnivorous plant, Grandiflora pinguicula, grows on bogs. It feeds on local insects. More than 130 species of different birds set their nests in the trees. Many animals, such as wolves, were exterminated in the 19th century.