Spiddal is a Gaeltacht village on the shores of Galway Bay. This is the perfect location to enjoy a day at the beach and go fishing at the shore. Spiddal has two wonderful beaches, one by the roadside east of the village and the other behind the pier closer to the west side of the village. If you truly want to experience Irish music and culture, this is the place to be since it is an Irish-speaking district. Students from all over Ireland come to Spiddal to learn the Irish language. If you happen to be stopping by Spiddal in August, there is a week-long celebration of Irish music held annually showcasing some of Ireland’s most talented musicians.