Why Galway

Galway is connected to the world by three airports

Ireland is easily accessible from the US, mainland Europe and the UK. Galway is connected by three airports to the north, east and south for your availability, budget, and capacity.

Galway is also well served with rail services and the expanding motorway network allows speedy, comfortable access to Dublin, Limerick, Shannon and further afield

Ireland West Airport – Knock
Distance: 1 hour to Galway City Centre
Destinations: UK, Continental & Mainland Europe
Description: It is possible to arrange charter flights to Ireland West Airport and can offer both car hire and public transfers to Galway. Please note an airport development tax of €10 is charged per person on departure.

With US Immigration clearance at Shannon, Galway is less than an hour from the US border.

Shannon Airport
: 1 hour to Galway City Centre
Destinations: USA and Canada (Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Toronto), UK & Europe
Description: With over 1.75 million passengers passing through Shannon Airport offers Full US Customs and Border Protection preclearance saving you over 2 hours of travel time.

Dublin Airport
Distance: 2.2 hour to Galway City Centre
Destination: Over 200 destinations throughout 43 countries.
Description: Dublin Airport offers unrivalled international and national connectivity, with over 31.5 million passengers passing through. Dublin Airport also provides US Preclearance (USCBP).

Three international airports – all within two hours drive.

Port of Galway

The vision for a redeveloped Port of Galway is simple. They want to ensure that the Port remains at the heart of Galway City’s economic and social development. Their commitment is to maintain and grow the contribution they make to the local economy in terms of employment and boosting tourism numbers through hosting national and international events.

The Planning Application for the proposed New Port of Galway consists of 23.89 hectares of land reclamation. The development will extend 935m out to sea providing 660m of quay berth to –12m Chart Datum (C.D.) depth serviced by a –8m C.D. channel depth.

The development itself will consist of berthing facilities for general cargo vessels, oil tankers, passenger vessels, fishing vessels and container vessels. A western marina will be formed providing 216 amenity berths. The development will also contain roll on/roll off facilities and berths for naval/research vessels. Also, break waters will be constructed as part of the proposed development to provide requisite shelter and craft stability while berthed.

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