Ireland
Galway

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  • Day3

    Kylemore Abbey

    April 23 in Ireland

    Nach dem Frühstück waren wir erstmal Einkaufen. Die Wettervorhersage war nicht so toll. Es war nur Regen gemeldet. Wir sind trotzdem hingefahren. Die komplette Fahrt über hat es geregnet. Deshalb haben wir unseren ersten Plan mit der Wanderung nach hinten geschoben. Als wir durch den Eingang rein sind, hat es aufgehört zu regnen. Zum Ende hin kam sogar noch die Sonne raus 😎

  • Day3

    Connemara NP - Diamond Hill

    April 23 in Ireland

    Da sich das Wetter mittlerweile zum Guten geändert hat, haben wir beschlossen die Wanderung zum Diamond Hill zu wagen. Insgesamt waren wir ca. 2,5 Stunden unterwegs und haben knapp 7 km und ca. 370 Höhenmeter zurückgelegt. Richtung Gipfel wurde es zwar ziemlich stürmisch, aber wir haben das gut gemeistert 😉

  • Day6

    Connemara, Ireland

    September 8, 2016 in Ireland

    We made it to Galway yesterday and headed out for a bus tour to Connemara which is off the beaten track full of untouched scenery, ruins and a castle! I'm glad we decided not to rent a car for this trip around Ireland because driving on the left hand side on rolling hills and narrow lanes would have been stressful in itself not to mention the occasional sheep crossing the road!

    Our first stop was the Kylemore Abbey built in the 19th century by Sir Mitchell for his wife. No not my Sir Mitchel but at least he got the hint ;)

    Afterwards we made several stops to take in the scenic views which speak for themselves and had been exactly what I imagined Ireland to be like...cold, rainy and beautiful!
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  • Day8

    Galway, Ireland

    September 10, 2016 in Ireland

    We didn't know what to expect from Galway, but read good things and knew that most of the best sightseeing was close by so we made it our home base for a few days during our West Ireland day trips. We were pleasantly surprised at how much we liked this city! A college town with a great pub scene in the Latin Quarter made for two very entertaining nights. The pubs were huge, filled with character, plenty of characters, and great live music (including popular songs like Galway Girl and Galway Bay).
    We highly recommend a visit if you're looking for fun nightlife, but be sure to bring your rain jacket which seems to be a requirement anywhere in Ireland!

    Oh and I think it's just a fad at the moment but ironically the Irish seem to enjoy Coors light more than their own beer, but not us 😜.
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  • Day11

    Kicking up our heels in Galway!

    August 12, 2017 in Ireland

    Staying at the Connacht hotel. It is massive like a maze. Had to take a picture of the hotel room number to remember where I am.
    Free time, but it's a Saturday night 😁 So let's go out!
    Saw the Spanish Arch.
    Visited Lynch's Castle which was once home to the most powerful family in Galway.
    It is said that the term Lynching was named after James Lynch Fitzstephen, who was the Mayor of Galway when he hanged his own son from the balcony of his house after convicting him of the murder of a Spanish visitor in 1493.

    Got myself a present! A Claddagh Ring. These are usually family heirloom rings.
    The hands represent friendship, the heart represents love, and the crown represents loyalty.
    The ring is usually worn to symbolize the relationship status:
    On the right hand with the point of the heart toward the fingertips: the wearer is single and looking for love.
    On the right hand with the point of the heart toward the wrist: the wearer is in a relationship.
    On the left hand with the point of the heart toward the fingertips: the wearer is engaged.
    On the left hand with the point of the heart toward the wrist: the wearer is married.

    Had dinner at The Skeffington Arms which is one of Galways oldest pubs.

    Tried to hit up a few bars but they were so cramped you could barely lift a glass to your lips without spilling it. And outside there are some great buskers to appreciate! That's more my style.
    Tried wearing my heels tonight, my feet are constantly swollen so not getting the usual comfort I get from them. Straight in the bin for them.
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  • Day45

    Galway, Ireland

    September 16, 2017 in Ireland

    Todays tour was Galway through the ages. We drove past a lot of pastures and pubs. We stopped at the 17th century Dunguaire Castle and visited Galway Cathedral. We have toured many Cathedrals on this trip and each one is unique and beautiful.
    We had a great visit at Rathbaun Farms with its interesting owner whose family has been raising sheep for 3 generations. We then went into the 150 year old farmhouse for delicious homemade scones.Read more

  • Day97

    Kylemore Abbey and Faerie trees

    December 9, 2016 in Ireland

    Our next stop was at Inagh Fjord which was stunning. We stopped by a ribboned faerie tree where if you hang a ribbon, make a wish, your wish will come true. If it doesn't you keep hanging ribbons until you wish us fulfilled. I didn't have a ribbon but I'm sure it's not the last faerie tree I'll come across. We then went off to Kylemore Abbey (castle).

  • Day8

    Heute Fahrt durch den Connemara Nationalpark. Großartige Landschaft, leider auch irisches Märzwetter: Viel grau in grau, aber als die Sonne durchbricht ist es magisch.
    Highlight ist die Skyroad, ein 20km langes Stück Küstenstraße das alles verkörpert was man mit Irland verbindet. Man hat wirklich das Gefühl als ob man dem Himmel hier ein Stück näher ist...

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County Galway, Galway, Gaillimh

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