Galway Bay

Galway Bay is a large bay / sea loch on the west coast of Ireland, between County Galway in the province of Connacht to the north and the district of Burren in County Clare in the province of Munster to the south. Galway Bay is located on the north-east side of the bay. It is about 50 kilometres (30 miles) long and from 10 to 30 kilometres (7 to 20 miles) in breadth. The Oileáin Árann / Aran Islands are to the west across the entrance and there are numerous small islands within Galway bay.

The approaches to the bay between the Aran Islands and the mainland are as follows; the North Sound / An Súnda ó Thuaidh lies between Aranmore and Leitir Mealláin, County Galway it was formerly known as Bealach Locha Lurgan in Irish. Gregory's Sound / Súnda Ghríoghóra lies between Aranmore and Inishmaan it was formerly known as Bealach na h-Áite. Foul Sound / An Súnda Salach lies between Inishmaan and Inisheer it was formerly known as Bealach na Fearbhaighe. South Sound / An Súnda ó Theas formerly known as Bealach na Finnise lies between Inisheer and County Clare. Galway Bay is famous for its unique traditional sailing craft, the Galway Hooker. Events Galway Oyster Festival

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Wind3.05 m/s
Cloudiness100 %
Temperature (min/max)14/14 °C
Pressure1009 hpa
Humidity96 %
Last update: 22 Jul 2024 @ 04:56

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