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Local Activities

Go Karting

Jump in the driving seat and compete for pole position at Europe’s largest Karting centre. Whatever the weather, Pallas Karting has the green light for an action packed non-stop race programme for everyone! Get 20% off when you stay at the Loughrea Hotel and Spa.

Turoe Pet Farm

Less than a ten minutes’ drive from the hotel, why not visit Turoe Pet Farm, loved by locals and visitors alike. The pet farm is home to a wide range of farm animals and children can learn about each animal during their visit as well as pet and feed some of the animals. If it’s rainy as it can often be in Galway, they also have an indoor Inflatable City, sure to keep the kids entertained for hours!


Lead your team to victory. Four zones, full equipment and experienced marshals for fun, safe battles. Get Free entry when you stay at the Loughea Hotel and Spa.


Rolling downhill in a giant transparent orb – there’s nothing like it! Incredible and unusual.

Night at The Dogs

A very different night out. Racing at Galway Greyhound Stadium takes place on Thursday, Friday and Saturday with the first race at 7.55 pm. For a fantastic evening enjoy fine dining in the trackside Masters Restaurant with tote service at your table. Alternatively watch all the action from the panoramic bars (fast food and snacks are available).

Groups and parties can organise personalised packages.

Horse Racing

Galway’s Ballybrit Racecourse is 38km (approx. 30 minutes’ drive) from Loughrea. World famous for the summer Galway Races, meets are also held in September and the October bank holiday weekend.

Pure Skill - Fusion of Sport

Test your abilities in a variety of sporting activities including: Baseball, Cricket, Basketball, Gaelic, Rugby, Golf, Tennis, Hurling and Soccer. Compete in groups of all sizes and ages there is something for everyone at Pure Skill.

Galway West Retail Park, Western Distributor Road, Knocknacarra, Galway

Tel: +353 (0)91 515510 | Email: info@pureskill.ie

Winter Opening Hours: (Sept – April)

Monday-Friday: 12:00pm – 8:30pm

Last circuit 7.00pm

Sat & Bank Holidays : 11am – 7:30pm

Last circuit 6.00pm

Sun: 11am – 6.30pm

Last Circuit 5.00pm