Brendan Galway

Joined June 2017
  • Day6

    The Burren

    June 20, 2017 in Ireland ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    Spent the day driving around North West Clare, exploring the region known as the Burren, home to a unique limestone geographical region.

    Amazing history, as well as a new chapter developing local and sustainable foods and business.

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  • Day4

    Go West

    June 18, 2017 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    We left the ancient south east and headed west, we are headed for Galway, something that the kids find amusing, considering their surnames. The drive west was eventful, google maps has decided the way west will be arrived at by back roads, and tracks. The matter is further complicated by a road closure due to an accident that forces us further into country lanes. Tractors and cows are now our only friends, and we seem to have found a road that see's so little traffic that grass grows high along the centre of the wheel ruts. We continue west, our faith in satellites and humour.

    We arrive in Claregalway, a place even my Irish cousins have never heard of, but our hotel stands and we find an Australian has already discovered this place, the barmaid is an Aussie from Melbourne, pioneers we are not.

    To bed we go, for tomorrow we go across the water to Inismor
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  • Day4

    Kilkenny

    June 18, 2017 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    Today we spent the day in Kilkenny City, walking around the medieval old town, toured Kilkenny Castle and then we met up with Clendha as the kids played in the park. Fionn channeling his Granddad with hurl and slither. We grabbed a sandwich and sat down by the River Nore (this river will make another appearance in our latter travels), before catching up with the rest of Donnelys for a unique Irish ice cream experience.Read more

  • Day3

    Roots

    June 17, 2017 in Ireland ⋅ ☀️ 20 °C

    Spent the day with generations of our family. First thing we spent the morning down at Thomastown GAA ground watching my cousins daughter playing camoige. We then visited dad's village of Bennetsbridge and found my grandparents grave.

    Afterwards we wandered around Jerpoint Abbey, taking in over 800 years of history, before meeting up with Mary and her mum (Aunty Margaret) for afternoon tea at Jerpoint Golf Course.

    The boys started to understand the width and depth of their family connections in Ireland.
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  • Day2

    Dublin

    June 16, 2017 in Ireland ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    Our final full day in Dublin, we spent it wandering around the city, Temple Bar very quiet during the day, but thought the kids needed to see it, we also spent some time at the famine ship and famine statues along the old Dublin docks. I found these artworks very moving, very poignant, especially compared to the modern Dublin around it.

    We are now off to Kilkenny to stay with Damien and Mary
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  • Day1

    Dublin

    June 15, 2017 in Ireland ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    Woke up early after our long flight, everyone else was asleep, so I took a wander around the area we were staying. The IFSC is the rejuvenated Dublin Docks area, very modern and at this time of the morning very peaceful.

    In the afternoon we ended up in Phoenix park besides seeing the Irish presidential motorcade enter the park we spent the afternoon with the deer.Read more

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