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Galway Atlantaquaria

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Address: | Seapoint Promenade, Salthill, Galway, Ireland
Phone Number: 091 585 100
10:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Galway Atlantaquaria, National Aquarium of Ireland seeks to present a...

Galway Atlantaquaria, National Aquarium of Ireland seeks to present a comprehensive view of the world of water through clear and interesting displays, informed helpful staff and exciting live presentations and animal interaction sessions.This is achieved through accurately displaying aquatic life in a manner that reflects their natural habitats, providing an enjoyable and educational environment to learn about the diverse marine ecosystem of Ireland.As Ireland's largest aquarium we strive to ensure that a visit to the aquarium is original and full of wonder for visitors of all ages.

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I loved the Aquarium, interesting display of fish and organised information all around the Aquarium!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 October 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

I loved the Aquarium, interesting display of fish and organised information all around the Aquarium!

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Hamilton, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We actually stopped in the little bakery and coffee shop, located in the same building as the Aquaium, but were soon aware that most folks were going into the Aquarium, so we joined the line. The entrance fee is very reasonable, expecially the senior discount fee- that was nice to see. They accept credit cards as well as cash. Tours... More 

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Roscommon, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

I recently visited with my niece (aged 3) and nephew (aged 2). We were lucky to arrive just as the tour commenced and they got a chance to feed the fish. Most of the tanks are at their eye level, which made it all the more enjoyable for them. Entry tickets are valid to come and go all day which... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

...then it is an option. It's nothing spectacular, I must say. Nice. Mostly for kids. It is a small place, two levels, quite a bit of fish tanks, but it doesn't do the 'wow!' effect. It's alright. Nothing more, I'm afraid.

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Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Recently in the news but this is a great visit and a lot to learn each and every time. great ocean experience and expertise at hand to help in all ways.

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Marietta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Let me first say, we have been to some of the biggest aquariums such as Tennessee in Chattanooga, Atlanta, GA and Aquarium of hte Pacific so buy those standards, the largest in Ireland is small. Having said that, we were glad we went. The rays come right up to you begging to be petted. The history lessons of fishing and... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

We decided to visit as the weather had turned very wet and we were pleasantly surprised. The fish on display were primarily sea water which was great to see. There was an opportunity to strike the fish in the Ray pool which also had friendly dog fish, common sharks and cod. All very friendly and after watching them being fed... More 

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Westport, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Kids loved it! Good selection of different enviroments , mainly Atlantic and native waters but the low walls on the tanks allowed the kids to touch some of the fish. of course Nemo fish was a hit!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Very interesting displays. The live feeding of fish was good,cespecially watching the eels .Enjoyed it, but a little expensive for a small aquarium.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

On a whim and hours to burn we took a detour from Bunratty to Galway then on to Shannon. We wanted a sea side adventure. We found the National Aquarium of Ireland, what a sweet surprise easy walking for challenged walkers as well as children. Great exhibits with well written descriptions for each. Would definitely recommend it for young or... More 

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