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.
The National Aquarium of Ireland is one of the West of Ireland's premier attractions. Situated in Salthill overlooking Galway Bay, it is home to over 150 marine and freshwater native species. Aquatic life is displayed carefully in a manner that reflects their natural habitats, providing an enjoyable and educational environment to learn about the diverse marine ecosystem of Ireland.
Highlights include seahorses, friendly rays, sharks and an enormous skeleton of a fin whale. The Ocean Tank is currently home to Valentine, the only White Skate on public display in the world. Other features include audio-visual presentations, the Lighthouse Gift Shop, Arabica Coffee House and the Royal Villa Restaurant. disabled access is available.
As Ireland's largest aquarium Galway Atlantaquaria strive to ensure that a visit to the aquarium is original and full of wonder for visitors of all ages. The weather-independent aquarium is truly an attraction not to be missed on a visit to Galway city.