• Wild Atlantic Way Groups Guide

If there’s one thing the West of Ireland is known for, it’s great craic! Which makes it an ideal location for a group holiday.

Choose Cork, Galway or Limerick as your base, and get exploring the cities and beyond. With plenty of group activities to choose from, we can guarantee the craic will be mighty.

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  • Dream

    • Maldron Hotel Limerick

      Southern Ring Road, Roxboro, Limerick

      061 436 101

      Discover the delights Limerick city has to offer: and return to the peaceful, comfortable triple rooms in Maldron Hotel Limerick for a good kip afterward! Well connected to both the city itself and the Wild Atlantic Way, the hotel has a range of special offers so your group is bound to find the best deal for your trip.

    • Maldron Hotel Sandy Road Galway

      Headford Point, Sandy Rd, Galway

      091 513 200

      If you’re after large group accommodation in Galway, Maldron Hotel Sandy Road not only has some fantastic special offers, they offer roomy, comfortable interconnecting rooms so there’s a place for everyone! Ideal for exploring the city and the wilderness of Connemara alike, the Maldron Sandy Road is the perfect base for sea swimmers, city explorers, architecture buffs, experienced hikers….the list is endless!

    • Maldron Hotel Shandon Cork City

      John Redmond Street, Cork City

      021 452 9201

      If you’re after centrality, look no further than Maldron Hotel Shandon Cork City. Contemporary and stylish, their interconnecting rooms make for a great group headquarters to return to after enjoying all that Cork has to offer. Check out their special offers to find a deal that suits everyone.

    • Maldron Hotel Cork South Mall

      93 South Mall Street, Cork

      021 203 7000

      At Maldron Hotel South Cork Mall there’s space for everyone on your group trip to Cork. Modern, spacious interconnecting rooms guarantee you a place to rest your heads together, and the hotel’s central location makes exploring Cork City and beyond a cinch. Check out their special offers to find the best deal for your group!

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  • Dine

    • Taikichi Restaurant Limerick

      Taikichi Japanese Restaurant, Limerick

      35 O'Connell Street, Limerick City

      061 313 725

      Make a vibrant dining experience part of your group holiday in Limerick at Taikichi Japanese Restaurant. Known amongst locals as the best sushi in the city, Taikichi prioritises freshness and quality above all else when selecting fish for their menu. Sushi lovers and haters alike will enjoy a meal at Taikichi thanks to their varied menu, which includes noodle and rice dishes too.

    • Hook and Ladder Limerick

      Hook & Ladder, Limerick

      Various branches in Limerick: Sarsfield Street, Corbally Road, Castletroy Shopping Centre, Dooradoyle

      Hook & Ladder is a renowned bakery and cookery school in Limerick – lucky for us, they also have a few cafes dotted throughout the city, so their incredibly tasty baked goods can be enjoyed by everyone. The perfect quick stop during a day out or first stop in the morning for a coffee and a croissant, Hook & Ladder offers up sweet treats and savoury pasties, plus a full menu of aromatic coffee and tea options.

    • BurgerStory Galway

      The BurgerStory, Galway

      1 Quay Lane, Galway City

      085 745 6467

      Serving up irresistible hamburgers, fried chicken and loaded fries, The BurgerStory is a feed you won’t forget quickly. Perfect for filling hungry tummies after a day out exploring Galway City, The BurgerStory is an all-round crowd-pleaser. They have plenty of indoor and outdoor seating, so make sure to stop off for a quick bite to refuel!

    • Hooked Galway

      Hooked, Galway

      65 Henry Street, Galway City

      091 596 623

      Traditional seafood with a modern twist, Hooked is a must-visit restaurant for group holidays in Galway. There’s plenty of space for larger groups in their premises, which is still kept cosy and full of warm, friendly Irish atmosphere. The fish on the menu comes from a nearby fish market, all caught fresh and cooked to perfection.

    • Spitjack Cork

      The Spitjack, Cork

      34 Washington St, Cork City

      021 239 0613

      Tasty meals and even tastier cocktails are the dish of the day at The Spitjack. Their menu is based on the rotisserie and dishes are served up in their cosy yet airy dining area – there’s plenty of room for groups (make sure to book ahead) and something on the modern Irish-European fusion menu to suit all tastes.

    • Market Lane Cork

      Market Lane, Cork

      5-6 Oliver Plunkett St, Cork City

      021 427 4710

      Market Lane has won plenty of awards, and it’s not hard to see why. Using mostly local ingredients in their creative and tantalising menu, Market Lane serves high standard meals at affordable prices, and with plenty of space in their two-storey restaurant, it’s a great choice for group meals in Cork City.

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  • Drink

    • Flannerys Bar Limerick

      Flannery's Bar, Limerick

      17 Upper Denmark Street, Limerick City

      061 436677

      Located on the vibrant Denmark Street, Flannery’s first opened its doors in 1898 and has been a firm favourite of locals and visitors alike ever since. From perfect pints of Guinness to world-class whiskies, Flannery’s has it all and encourages patrons to harness the knowledge of their experienced bar staff – your group will leave not only feeling like you’ve had a true taste of Limerick.

    • Mother Macs Pub Limerick

      Mother Macs, Limerick

      8-9 High St, Limerick City

      061 414 900

      One of the oldest establishments in Limerick City, dating all the way back to 1787, Mother Macs is the kind of pub that suits all occasions. Whether you’re just kicking off your night out, looking for a refreshing afternoon pint or looking for somewhere to settle in for an evening of chats with your friends, Mother Macs has something for everyone on their menu, including a particularly impressive selection of craft beers on rotation.

    • Front Door Pub Galway

      The Front Door Pub, Galway

      8 Cross Street & High Street, Galway City

      091 563 757

      A more contemporary version of an Irish bar, The Front Door boasts an impressive cocktail list in addition to the beers and wines you might expect – in fact, there are five different bars within, split across two floors! Situated in the heart of Galway’s lively Latin Quarter, The Front Door has an option for everyone in the group, from a whiskey bar to live sports events on screen.

    • O Connells Bar Galway

      O'Connell's Bar, Galway

      8 Eyre Square, Galway

      091 563 634

      Pure Irish craic at its very best is to be found at O’Connell’s pub, just off Galway’s famous Eyre Square. That’s not all that is famous, though: some might recognise O’Connell’s from Ed Sheeran’s Galway Girl music video. Celebrity patrons aside, O’Connell’s serves up a fantastic pint, and for those who want to stay on longer they usually have music and dancing later on in the night. There’s also a huge beer garden in the back, if you’d rather some pints and chats outdoors with your group!

    • The Mutton Lane Inn Cork

      The Mutton Lane Inn, Cork

      3 Mutton Lane, Cork City

      021 427 3471

      One of Cork City’s oldest pubs, The Mutton Lane Inn is tucked away on a city centre alleyway. Inside you’ll find solid wooden interiors and a warm, candlelit atmosphere perfect for long evenings filled with conversation. With a menu including some of Ireland’s finest whiskies and freshly poured pints, this traditional pub is the perfect starting point for your group night out in Cork, offering a memorable and authentic experience and plenty of craic.

    • Shelbourne Bar Cork

      The Shelbourne Bar, Cork

      17 MacCurtain Street, Cork City

      021 450 9615

      An essential for whiskey lovers, The Shelbourne Bar is home to one of the most extensive and varied collections of whiskey in the country. There are two private snugs within, perfect for hosting groups, but best of all the bar is accessible from almost everywhere in the room, so chats with your pals will never be interrupted!

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  • Discover

    • Limerick Milk Market

      Milk Market

      Cornmarket Row, Limerick City

      061 214 782

      Easily one of the best farmers markets on the island of Ireland, the Milk Market dates all the way back to 1852. The market is on every Friday, Saturday and Sunday come rain or shine (there’s a canopy!) and each day brings a different theme. On Fridays, you’ll find lunchtime specials, on Saturdays you can explore the full farmers market and Sundays are dedicated to family time. Offering everything from locally grown fruit and vegetables to carefully made arts and crafts, the Milk Market is a must-see for visitors to Limerick City.

    • Jurassic Par Mini Golf

      Play a Round of Mini Golf

      Delta Retail Park, Unit 1, Ballysimon Rd

      061 294 604

      Jurassic Parrr’s rainbow-coloured, UV-lit mini golf course is a sure-fire hit when it comes to group activities in Limerick City. Surrounded by imposing dinosaurs, from the terrifying T Rex to spiky Stegosauruses, each round offers a unique experience and buckets of fun. The perfect day out for the whole gang, booking is required for groups larger than 10.

    • Galway City Museum

      Galway City Museum

      Spanish Parade, Galway

      091 532 460

      Exploring different themes both within Galway City and beyond its reaches, the Galway City Museum is host to nine separate exhibitions across three-storeys, so you’re guaranteed an interesting and engaging day out. Covering history, geology and intriguing local personalities, two of the nine exhibitions are on rotation, so there’ll be something new every time you visit. Best of all, the museum offers free admission and The Kitchen Cafe, located on its ground floor, serves up some truly delicious meals to fill you up after a day of discoveries.

    • Latin Quarter Galway

      The Latin Quarter in Galway

      The Latin Quarter, Galway City

      Discover the most vibrant streets in Galway City in the much-loved Latin Quarter, where you can stroll cobbled streets whilst enjoying entertainment on the street. Stop off in one of the numerous renowned restaurants and cafes, grab a quick pint in one of the area’s lively bars or shop in one of the local boutiques – the choice is yours! There’s something to interest everyone in the group, and the area itself gives you a snapshot of Galway’s rich culture and arts scene.

    • Ballincollig Park

      Ballincollig Park

      Great Island, Co. Cork

      Ballincollig regional park is a green oasis situated a mere 25-minute drive from Cork’s city centre. Within the park you’ll not only find stunning scenery, there’s also a skate park, sports pitches, picnic areas and both paved walks and riverside trails. Located on the banks of the River Lee, the park is the perfect spot for a group picnic, but make sure to check out the famous gunpowder trails too, where you can discover the 18th Century mills where gunpowder was once manufactured.

    • English Market Cork

      The English Market

      Princes St, Cork City

      021 427 4407

      Another world-famous indoor farmers market, The English Market was built in 1788 and is still fully operational as a fresh produce market to this day. Visitors can take in the architectural beauty of the market’s interior, from the arched wooden roof to the intricate banister details, or browse the myriad of food stalls within. There’s plenty of space for groups to grab a bite to eat and sit, or stock up on some takeaway artisan food to bring on a picnic outdoors.

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  • Do

    • Limerick city walking tour

      Limerick City Walking Tour

      Church St, Limerick City

      061 313 399

      There are plenty of walking tours to choose from in Limerick City – you could even arrange a self-guided one – but the Civic Trust offers some fantastic options for groups. Choose between tours focused on architecture, flowers and greenery or Limerick’s medieval history, all delivered by the Civic Trust’s knowledgeable and invested experts. You’ll get to see Limerick from a different perspective: that of the local residents and those who love it most.

    • Rollerjam

      Go Roller Skating in Limerick

      City East Business Park, Ballysimon Road, Ballysimon, Limerick

      061 422 500

      Get retro with a group roller skating session in Limerick. Perfect for experienced roller skaters and novices alike, the Roller Jam Skate Rink has plenty of room to skate, pumping tunes and encouraging staff, so you’re guaranteed a fun time. Book ahead for groups to make sure there’s a place for everyone, get your skates on and get rolling!

    • Rusheen Bay windsurfing

      Try Windsurfing in Galway

      Barna Rd, Rusheen Bay, Galway

      087 260 5702

      Learn to windsurf with the experts at Rusheen Bay. Their experienced instructors will guide your group through the basics of windsurfing, teaching you all about the equipment, techniques and tips for getting it right. If you’re already experienced windsurfers already, they’ll provide you with boards and sails and take you out for a fun session on the water. You can get to the stunningly scenic Rusheen Bay either by a 10-minute car journey or 30-minute bus ride.

    • Wildlands Galway

      Take on an adventure climbing course

      Ballyquirke, Moycullen, Galway

      091 868900

      Just 15-minutes from Maldron Hotel Sandy Road you’ll find one of Ireland’s best new activity parks, Wildlands. They have a range of activities, from archery to climbing walls, but perhaps one of the most fun Galway group activities is their Zip n’ Trek adventure course. Hit the course with your friends and challenge yourselves to various ropes, swings and zip lines! Try out the 100-metre long zip line for an exhilarating thrill, or the Tarzan Swing for a real challenge; the bravest amongst you will love the 13m freefall!

    • Beyond the glass Cork cycling tour

      Discover Cork by bike

      Old Castle, Coachford, Co. Cork

      086 385 0398

      Beyond the Glass will take your group on a gently-paced, guided cycle tour through Cork city. Learn about the city centre’s secrets, uncover its hidden history and take it all in from a new perspective; alternatively, cycle along Cork Harbour to learn about its maritime past and breathe the fresh Atlantic air as you pedal. Both tours set off from central locations and are perfect for group holidays in Cork City.

    • Spike Island

      Take a Tour of Cork's Spike Island

      Kennedy Pier, Kilgarvan, Cobh, Co. Cork

      What was once a monastery became one of the largest and most notorious prisons in Europe. Spike Island operated as a prison as far back as the 1600s, with the infamous 18th Century fortress housing some of the most dangerous criminals in the country over past centuries. You can take part in various tours of the island (including a spooky after dark option), see the truly terrifying Punishment Block and meet some of the island’s most famous characters. Spike Island Tours is a 30-minute drive or 45-minute train from the city centre, and from there you can hop on a tour ferry to the island.

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