This 5-mile running tour hits many of Galway’s historic highlights, adding some nice waterside paths along the River Corrib. It can be combined with our Galway Waterfront route for a longer run!
Start at Eyre Square, Galway’s signature public place and popular meeting spot. The first 3 km is an out and back to St Patrick’s Garrison Church using a dedicated path called “The Line” Railway Side Walk. [Option: do the full loop of Lough Atalia (lake)]. Return to Eyre Square and take Dock Rd., doing a loop around the marina on The Long Walk (& short run!). Then head north on the walkway along the River Corrib for 0.8 km, crossing the Salmon Weir Bridge to the Galway Cathedral. Do a loop of the grounds, then cross the pedestrian O’Shaughnessy Bridge to head south on road along the west side of the Eglington Canal. Take the Wolfe Tone Bridge (Griffin Rd.) to return to the start.
Add-Ons: At the O’Shaughnessy Bridge is the University of Galway, which has some nice grounds for running. Can also join our waterfront route, heading south from the Wolfe Tone Bridge.
- 8 km (5 miles)
- 39m (90 feet)
- Eyre Square