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Driving from Dublin 


The drive from Dublin to Galway is approximately 210 km and will take approximately 2 hours 15 minutes. You will pass through 2 Toll Plazas to travel to Galway. A fee of €2.90 & €1.90 apply per car per plaza (prices correct at time of design).

From Dublin take the N4 signposted Sligo/Westport/Galway. 

  • At junction 11 and Take N5 for Galway
  • Arrive  at  the end of N5 motorway/Coolagh  roundabout,  take  the  1st  exit (left).
  • Arrive at the Martin roundabout and take the 3rd exit (signposted Galway East, Merlin Park, Renmore).
  • Arrive at Skerrit roundabout (GMIT); take the 2nd exit onto the Dublin Road (signposted City Centre).
  • Continue straight and through 2 sets of traffic lights
  • The Connacht Hotel is on your right.

Driving from Ireland West Airport Knock

Knock International Airport is located Charlestown, Co. Mayo is aprox 86km from Galway City and 1 hour 15 minutes driving time as there is little motorway access.

  • Turn right (signposted Galway / N17).
  • Follow the N17 via Ballindine, Milltown, Tuam and Claregalway.
  • Continue on the N17.
  • Arrive at bothar na treabh junction, continue straight (signposted City Centre).
  • Proceed  to  the  Joyce  roundabout  (looking at Topaz  garage)  and  take  the  1st  exit (signposted Dublin/Limerick).
  • Straight through Moneenageisha Junction.
  • Past Bradley Motors and Centra Shop on left
  • The Connacht hotel is on the left.


Driving from Shannon International Airport 


Shannon Airport is aprox 86 km and will take a little over 1 hour driving time.

  • At 1st roundabout follow signs for N19.
  • Follow signs for Galway, Limerick N19.
  • Follow signposts for Galway, Ennis N18.
  • Follow the N18 through Crusheen, Gort, Ardrahan, Kilcolgan and Clarinbridge. Arrive to Oranbeg roundabout and take 2nd exit,
  • Approximately 0.5km, approach Carrowmoneash roundabout and take the 2nd exit, (signposted Galway).
  • Follow the (R446) to the Martin roundabout (approx 3km) 
  • Take the 1st exit (signposted Galway East, Merlin Park, Renmore).
  • Arrive at Skerrit roundabout (GMIT); take the 2nd exit onto the Dublin Road (signposted City Centre)
Continue straight and through 2 sets of traffic lights
  • The Connacht Hotel is on your right.