Galway is the sixth largest city on the island of Ireland. Located in the west of Ireland on the River Corrib, Galway (nicknamed the City of the Tribes) has become a popular tourist destination, known for its arts festivals and as a gastronomic center. There are some nice spots for running in Galway, all centrally located.
The best place to run in Galway is to the 8 km of waterfront paths along the River Corrib and North Atlantic Ocean, which includes several parks. We’ve also put together a ‘runseeing‘ tour of Galway, combining river & canal paths with the historic highlights. Runners also love doing the 4.4 km loop around Lough Atalia (lake). A few km east of the center, enjoy the paths around Merlin Woods & Merlin Castle. Just northwest of the city is some nice running in Cappagh Park, location of a weekly parkrun.
Runners should plan for Galway’s weather, which can be damp and cool at any time of year. Also note the long summer days!