Galway audio tour: A Taste of the Craic: Exploring Galway's Local Gastronomy

A Taste of the Craic: Exploring Galway's Local Gastronomy

Walking Tour

40 mins

About the Tour

Discover Galway’s Latin Quarter with me and the medium of fine Irish cuisine, locally sourced produce and internationally celebrated beverages. Rolling pastures meet the wild Atlantic here, and you’ll find out why this location has helped to make the city such a food lovers' destination. And it has the craic too!

While you walk along the Latin Quarter’s medieval streets, I’ll tell you about the evolution of our cuisine from the Bronze Age to our recent culinary revolution. There’s a full course of information, including:

• The answer to which came first, the bacon or the egg
• A primer on spuds and Ireland's relationship with the humble potato
• A guide to spotting the Salmon of all Knowledge
• An introduction into Ireland's whiskey heritage just long enough to wet your lips

After our adventure through the Latin Quarter, where you can dine like a local, we’ll end up in Galway's Westend, where you can party into the wee hours. I’ll even give you the lowdown on traditional Irish music and where to hear it at its best before I send you on your way. The choices are endless, and with this audio tour, you’re free to explore at your leisure.

Tour Producer


Derek Spillane

Derek is a qualified Failte Ireland Tour Guide and holds a BA (Hons.) Degree in History and Heritage Studies. He can trace his Galwegian roots back to 1776. Throughout his life, he has travelled extensively around the world and realised even then, the value of a good guide to bring a place alive. Absence makes the heart grow fonder, so Derek realised all that is special and unique about the history and culture of Galway, City of the Tribes.

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Major Landmarks

  • Eyre Square

  • Medieval Quarter

  • Lynches Castle

  • Saint Nicholas Market

  • Kings Head

  • Quay Street

  • Fishmarket Square

  • Galway's West End

Directions to Starting Point

The Tour starts from the Failte Ireland Tourist Office on Foster Street, Just off Eyre Square next to the An Pucan Bar. Eircode H91N1FD

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Places to stop along the way

Galway's Medieval Quarter, Mc Cambridge's, Lynches Castle, Saint Nicholas Market, Sheridan's Cheesemongers, The King's Head, Quay Street, and the Latin Quarter, Fishmarket Square, Spanish Arch, The Fisheries Tower, Galway's Westend District.

Best time of day

In Galway, bars open at 12 noon and stay open until closing time, which is 10.30 pm to 11.30 pm Monday to Thursday and 10.30 am to 12.30 pm Friday and Saturday. The bars open from 12 pm to 11 pm on a Sunday. Lunch is from 12.30 pm to 2 pm and our evening meal is also called teatime. The dress code is casual and for good food and service, a 10% tip is customary. Saint Nicholas Market operates on Saturdays and Sundays


Relax, Galway is a safe place!


Thank you Derek for a really enjoyable romp around the pubs and eateries of Galway. The scenic stops were amazing and we went back to Galway's Westend and thanks to Derek's recommendations had a lovely night!

Posted by Susan Roth , almost 2 years ago

Hello Susan. I'm glad you enjoyed the tour and had a good time in Galway. Thank you

Posted by Derek , almost 2 years ago

Derek thank you for bringing us on this fabulous tour . I would highly recommend . It’s a great way to get to know the best places to eat in Galway
Ten out of ten 👍

Posted by Anonymous Explorer , almost 2 years ago

Thank you for such a good recommendation. I wish you all the best on your travels

Posted by Derek , almost 2 years ago

I highly recommend this really enjoyable tour. The guide ,Derek, is very knowledgeable on the local foods available and the recommendations proved very popular with our Group. Stories of local history and folklore were really interesting and added an extra special dimension. Top marks all around.

Posted by Anonymous Explorer , almost 2 years ago

Thank you I'm delighted you enjoyed the walk.

Posted by Derek , almost 2 years ago

What a fabulous idea: Galway for all your senses. A sortie through the many historical points of interest a comprehensive tour of everything worth seeing, hearing and tasting. With whiskey, craic and food in the many gourmet restaurants. A real treat . James

Posted by James , almost 2 years ago

Thank you very much, I'm delighted you enjoyed the tour. Safe travels

Posted by Derek , almost 2 years ago

Yeah the craic is definitely good in galway.great tour and easy to use app.
Highly recommend it !

Posted by Nora , almost 2 years ago

Thank you very much for the review, I'm delighted you enjoyed the tour

Posted by Derek , almost 2 years ago

Really enjoyed this food trail - was great fun and picked up great tips for dinner and our night out. It really gives you an appreciation for how lucky we are today! Very interesting tour and learnt some quirky information about Galway city Too! Would definitely recommend it

Posted by Claire , almost 2 years ago

This was great fun,voicemap is really easy to use and much better than any similar walking tour I've been on.there's no rushing around and the story is very captivating.galway is a very beautiful city and this is a great way to experience it!

Posted by David , almost 2 years ago
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A Taste of the Craic: Exploring Galway's Local Gastronomy