Knocknacarra is a relaxing neighborhood that's popular for its restaurants, bars, and coffee shops. Take in the natural beauty of the sea and beaches—or broaden your horizons with some local live music. Knocknacarra has hotels to suit everyone's tastes, and makes a great home base for exploring the sights in and around Galway.
Sightseeing around Knocknacarra
Browse the collections at Galway Arts Centre, Galway City Museum, or Claddagh Ring Museum. You can check out the local talent at Druid Theatre, Town Hall Theatre, and Taibhdhearc Theatre. Galway Cathedral, Spanish Arch, and Nora Barnacle House are some of the notable landmarks. Monkey Business, Leisureland, and Seapoint Leisure Centre are family favorites.
Popular activities in the area include swimming, attending sporting events, and being pampered at a spa. Why not cheer with the crowd at Pearse Stadium, Galway Greyhound Stadium, or Galway Race Course? Soak up some sun at Silver Strand and Fanore Beach. Local parks like Millennium Children's Park and Playground, South Park, and Lough Atalia are peaceful spots. If you have some more time, pay a visit to Rusheen Riding Centre, Pure Skill Galway, or Galway Golf Club.
A few of the most popular sights in the area include National Aquarium of Galway, St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church, and Dunguaire Castle. Claude's Casino, Caesar's Palace, and Bearna Golf and Country Club will also leave an impression.
Getting around Knocknacarra
The Shannon (SNN) airport is 40.5 miles (65.2 km) from Knocknacarra.