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To give you an idea of what to expect, Bold Art Gallery describes itself, among other terms, as being “audacious, fearless, rash, naughty, wicked, striking, vivacious and cheeky”, and that’s exactly what you’ll get from this wonderfully original space.
Bold Art Gallery, in the heart of Galway, houses the work of over 100 important Irish artists. It’s an eclectic display, with sculpture, fine art and figurative paintings among other things. The gallery is over 1,400 square feet in size, and its exhibitions enjoy a bright and roomy space. The gallery only displays original works, never prints, and hosts free exhibitions throughout the year.
Because of its location in the city centre, Bold Art Gallery is a great component of any trip to Galway City. There’s enough in the gallery to make at least a half-day of your trip, and there are plenty of retail and dining opportunities in the nearby area to explore around it.
The art gallery is open to visitors of all ages, and can be an imaginative inspiration to even the littlest of aspiring art fans. If you’re travelling with very small children, there is a range of hotels right in the centre of Galway, so you won’t have far to go to access the art gallery. If you don’t think a trip to the gallery is going to be quite right for your child, but you don’t want to miss out, there are a number of hotels that offer fun kids’ club and childcare options. Choose the right accommodation and keep both parties happy.
Keeping the kids entertained when you’re in the hotel is as important as keeping them entertained while you’re out. Before visiting the gallery, let them work off some steam by finding a hotel with an in-house swimming pool. You can all have a splash and some exercise, and be ready to enjoy the art with your full concentration by the afternoon. Many hotels also offer Wi-Fi and private televisions, which will keep the kids and the adults happy. Browse Expedia’s options and find one that’s just right for you.
Many of Bold Art Gallery’s exhibits through the year are free of charge. Although there can be a small fee for entry to some of the gallery, it can still be a cheap day out. To keep your costs down, keep an eye out for some of the excellent accommodation deals on Expedia.co.uk.
Galway City has some vibrant, exciting hostels that will put you right in the centre and close to Bold Art Gallery. These more social spaces will cost you less, and give you a real chance to meet and get to know your fellow travellers. Conversations about art are great icebreakers.
Galway city centre also has lots of choice for those of you who want to splash your cash on something a little bit more special. Prepare for your trip to Bold Art Gallery with some more decadent relaxation the night before.