Galway Atlantaquaria is focused on the display of indigenous Irish fish and invertebrates. Spanning two floors the aquarium is home to over 150 different species of marine and freshwater life. Click on the links for a profile of that animal.
The Galway region is renown for its rich rivers and lakes. Lough Corrib itself is the second biggest lake in Ireland and is known internationally for its trout and salmon angling. The city of Galway is honeycombed by canals and millraces while smaller lakes, rivers and streams are scattered throughout the area.
With this abundance of freshwater habitats on its doorstep Galway Atlantaquaria exhibits many of the local fish species. From the protected Artic Charr, Common Eels and Crayfish to more recent arrivals in Ireland such as Rudd and Carp.
Galway Bay is a natural nursery ground and an entrance to the Atlantic Ocean. Many different animals can be found either in the water or on the surrounding coast. A walk along the coast can turn up many unexpected surprises. Below are some things you might find.
Most people visit the beach at some stage or other. Galway Atlantaquaria is home to the biggest display of indigenous sealife in Ireland. We display fish and invertebrates that can be found all around the coast with a strong emphasis on local environments.
You will be amazed at the variety and colour that is to be found all around the Irish coast.