Galway, Ireland

Galway Waterfront Run

Google Street View

The highlight of running in Galway is the several miles of roads and promenades along the River Corrib and the North Atlantic, mainly headed south of the historic center. We’ve mapped a one-way route of 5+ miles to use as a guideline to choose your distance!

Mutton Island Causeway. Google Street View

Start at the Galway City Museum, running through the Spanish Arch and then do the loop around the marina/dock using The Long Walk path. Then head south along the water, using Claddagh Quay, with great views of the water and Galway’s iconic colored houses. Use Nimmo’s Pier to head into South Park, enjoying the park’s fields and waterside path. Then there’s the optional 2 km out and back to Mutton Island, using scenic Mutton Island Causeway. Great views! Continue south on the path alongside Grattan Rd. to the Famine Ship Memorial, and then on the Seapoint/Salthill Promenade south for another 3 km to its end in Salthill, passing Claude Toft Park, the Midway Point of The Wild Atlantic Way, Ladies Beach, and Salthill Public Park, skirting the southern edge of the Galway Golf Club golf course.

Add-Ons/Options: There are additional paths in parks adjoining the waterfront: South Park, Claude Toft Park, & Salthill Park. Can also combine with our ‘runseeing’ tour

Essentials
  • Up to 5.3 km (8.6 km) one-way
  • Flat
  • Galway City Museum

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Essentials
  • Up to 5.3 km (8.6 km) one-way
  • Flat
  • Galway City Museum