How lovely that you'll be spending Christmas in Ireland, and the Galway area
is a great place to spend some time.
Good news: you can climb Croagh Patrick
any time of the year, you do not need to pass through the visitor centre to make the climb. :) Keep in mind it is not an easy walk, it is a 7km pilgrim trail and 750m climb. We would advise you to wear sturdy footwear, preferably good hiking boots.
For something a little different on Christmas Day, you could join the thousands of hardy souls that creep down to the coast and throw themselves into sea
. If that's a bit too adventurous (not to mention quite cold, although the sense of achievement is worth it for many of the revellers!), you could cosy up to the fireplace in Ballynahinch Castle
Christmas time is a special time on the island, and Christmas day
is very much a family day. On Christmas Day pretty much everything is closed for business. However, outdoors pursuits like hikes and walks on public land will of course be accessible!
What kind of things do you and your family like to do when you're on holiday? Anything special you had in mind?
Wishing you a wonderful day,