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Galway singles searching for love

With almost a million singles in Ireland, it’s no surprise that over 50% have swapped traditional partner-searching methods for online dating. So if you're on the search for that special someone in Galway, join the thousands of singles who have opted for EliteSingles; it's a sure-fire way to expand your social circle and increase your chances of finding a compatible partner.

Galway singles

Galway is home to smart, interesting and inspiring singles - but finding them is a whole other matter. Of course, you can try the old method of finding a partner by meeting 'friends of friends' or hanging out in bars, but it's often a long-winded, low-reward strategy. It's far easier to go to a place where you know singles are searching for a partner - and that place is online! This is especially the case in Galway; there are over twice as many users per capita here than Ireland as a whole, giving you plenty of choices when it comes to your search for that special someone. At EliteSingles we ask all our new members to take a personality test and answer an extensive partner questionaire, which means you're more likely to be matched with singles who suit you. It's simply the effective way to find the partner you've been searching for!

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Where to go in Galway

For a small city, Galway is packed with things to do, with good places to eat, with places to drink and dance the night away. Have a think about what might be interesting for your date and try to ensure that the venue allows you ample opportunity to test your connection and chemistry; a night at the cinema might appeal to you as a cosy option, but would mean less time to talk and get to know one another. If you're short on ideas, feel free to choose any of our Galway dating ideas below.


Shop Street in Galway
Eating Out

Ard Bia – located in the Spanish Arch – has been sweeping up the foodie awards for some time now with its distinctive blend of Irish produce twinned with exotic influences. Perfect for art lovers as well as foodies, Ard Bia’s funky dining room leads upstairs to a fantastic gallery showcasing local artworks. To pull out all the stops, try Aniar, which holds the honour of being Galway’s only Michelin-starred restaurant. Aniar links innovation with terroir-based dining, and much of the emphasis is on wine pairings – ideal for discerning connoisseurs and wine-rookies alike.

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After Dark

Traditionalists will get a kick out of Tigh Coili, one of Galway City’s best loved pubs. This beloved venue is legendary for its traditional Irish music sessions ( you may even see a few famous faces here and there!). Sit back, grab your tipple, share a smile and enjoy the craic. Meanwhile, those wanting something more low-key should head to Bierhaus, home to Galway’s best craft beer and cider. Whether you fancy a local brew or a taste of Belgium, the USA or even New Zealand, Bierhaus will see you right (and, if you get hungry, their hearty sandwiches are often touted as Galway’s best!)     

Coral Beach in Galway
Adventure and Entertainment

If you have the time, why not take a trip to the coast? When County Galway is home to arguably the best beaches in Ireland in the shape of Dog’s Bay, Coral Beach and Silver Strand, it would be a shame not to take advantage. Closer to the city, The Galway Market is a great date idea for foodies and history buffs alike. The bustling market has made its home in Church Lane every weekend for several centuries now, making it the pefect place to pick up a gourmet picnic and celebrate an Irish institution.

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