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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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  • Day137

    Day 137: Galway

    July 2, 2017 in Ireland

    Left our accommodation after a delicious cooked breakfast put on by our host. We were both a bit sad to leave, as it was one of the most comfortable places we've stayed in for quite a while. And despite being in the middle of nowhere, we both quite enjoyed it and would've happily stayed for another couple of nights.

    But we got back in the car and hit the road again, as is our life now. Lots of driving today actually, 3 hours to the south from Donegal down to the city of Galway which is one of the largest settlements on the western coast of Ireland. The drive wasn't much excitement unfortunately, fairly boring farmland with not much in the way of towns or habitation to break things up. Although I don't mind driving, I really hate not having cruise control!

    Arrived in Galway in the rain around 1pm, to find it jam-packed with traffic due to a marine festival happening on the docks - directly in front of our AirBNB! Obviously we couldn't check in for a few hours yet, so we parked in a multi-storey carpark at the other end of town and wandered town.

    I was taken aback with how touristy the place was, considering I'd never really heard of it before. Seemed like every man and his dog from the west of Ireland was here! Probably doesn't help that it's the first weekend of the Irish school holidays either, so locals are on their break as well as the usual contingent of foreigners.

    Had a bit of trouble finding somewhere to eat since dogs aren't welcome in pubs in Ireland. Eventually managed to find somewhere that we could sit outside and not get wet while we ate, though I nearly started a punch-up when a man sat down mere inches from us and lit up a cigarette.

    We had a look around the town, and then a wander around the sea festival (lots of seafood, cooking demonstrations, water-based stuff like explorer ships, navy boats, historic ships etc). Considered visiting a couple of things but the lines were all quite long.

    Eventually at 4pm we were able to check in to our Airbnb. Unfortunately this proved difficult since we had free parking in the building, but of course we didn't know where the entrance was, and access to the street was being tightly controlled due to the festival. Eventually managed to get in with the help of our host.

    Not the greatest apartment today sadly, we have a single room in our host's apartment and although the building is mid-90s, it feels like student accommodation. Our hosts are college age and although they're quite nice and chatty, everything feels very undergraduate and juvenile. Party photos blu-tacked to the wall, bunting strung up around the living room, hessian rugs draped over junk piles, none of the glassware/crockery/cutlery sets are matching.

    We settled into our room as best we could, and eventually just decided to get takeaway burritos for dinner and eat there while working. The really good Mexican place we'd eaten at in Belfast had a branch here, so we grabbed food from there and ate in the apartment. Didn't get a great night's sleep as it seemed like people were constantly coming and going (they'd had friends over earlier which I thought was a bit odd when you're hosting Airbnb guests). Can't win em all I guess.
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  • Day1

    1st stop Galway

    May 24, 2017 in Ireland

    Nach knapp 2h Fahrt quer durch Irland sind wir in Galway angekommen. Wir mussten noch ein bisschen nach unserer Unterkunft suchen und haben ungefähr 10mal den Code für die Tür an der falschen Tür eingegeben. Bis uns dann auffiel, dass die richtige Tür ein paar Meter daneben ist. Naja, jetzt sind wir da, haben Durst und Hunger!

  • Day8

    Galway

    September 25, 2016 in Ireland

    Go West!
    Das Wochenende nutzen wir natürlich aus, um möglichst viel von Irland zu sehen. Wir haben einen Ausflug über Getyourguide zu den berühmten „Cliffs of Moher“ gebucht.

    1. Stopp ist Galway, inklusive kurzem Rundgang. Die Atmosphäre der Stadt ist einzigartig. Malerische kleine mittelalterliche Gassen und typisch irische Pubs.
    Besonders angetan hat es mir das Cupan Tae Cafe. Das Flair der 50er Jahre inklusive Musik lädt zu einer Zeitreise ein. Man fühlt sich wie in einer Puppenstube.
    Bevor es weiter geht, gehen wir noch kurz auf den Farmers Market. Er findet jedes Wochenende rund um die Kirche statt und man findet außergewöhnliches Kunsthandwerk.
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  • Day3

    Galway

    July 8, 2008 in Ireland

    The Forge... retenez bien ce nom....si vous allez du coté de Galway ,il faut absolument passer par ce resto !

    Le groupe de motard arrive donc au resto ou nous sommes accueilli comme des rois !! un accueil Irlandais tel qu'on me l'avais décrit !!! Anne-Marie ,la proprio nous a réservé la grand table et va se mettre en 4 pour nous...

    La carte est carrément excellente ,les plats sont digne d'un grand resto Francais....franchement les plats vallent 2* au guide Michelin !!! Les vins exquis. Du coup on v leur vider la cave le 1er soir !!! (et oui... en Irlande le vin c'est pas ce qu'ils vendent le plus... donc petite cave)

    L'acceuil est tellement cool et le repas tellement exquis que l'on va lui réserver la table pour nos 3 soirs passer dans la régions !
    la soirée se terminera tard !

    Quelques expressions notées dont nous avons bien rigolé :
    DG600 : " c'est la table des Baconneur..."
    Trappeur : " C'ets du Boeuf à l'eau.... buffallo"
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  • Day5

    Lacs du Connemara

    July 10, 2008 in Ireland

    Allez on change pas les vielles habitudes.... Isrish breakfast et départ 9h pour une balade autour des lacs du Connemara.

    Pour la 1ere fois ,on va rouler dans les terres et la le spectacle est carrément extraordinaire....l'Irlande est vraiment un superbe pays !!! les routes sont splendides ,petites ,vallonnées ,au milieu d'immenses champs de tourbes et de multitudes de lacs. C'est une aventure extraordinaire... Il fau rouler au pas car les moutons traversent et dorment sur les routes... On se sent vraiment proche de la nature. Les couleurs sont extra ,le soleil frappe les collines... bref le paradis !

    Arrêt à RoundStone , un petit port de pêche magnifique. Nous prenons ensuite la direction de la Sky Road....et la: elle porte bien sont nom....une route côtière en bord de mer et très très haut perché qui donne une vue sur la cote irlandaise unique !! Superbe soleil mais un vent très violent !
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  • Day5

    Lacs du Connemara

    July 10, 2008 in Ireland

    Nous cherchons difficilement une aire de pique nique... Les routes sont si étroites qu'il n'y a pratiquement pas d'accotement pour manger ,voir même s'arrêter ! Nous trouvons un petit coin a l'abris du vent finalement après avoir tournée 1 heure.

    Jacky et Caro n'étaient pas de la partie cette journée (repos) et nous rejoignent finalement a un pub l'après midi. Retour par les terres toujours aussi splendides.Read more

  • Day9

    Galway

    May 18, 2016 in Ireland

    Arrived in Galway - very busy city with lots of traffic but it still has a bit of an old town feel to it, which they pride themselves on. Our hotel, which is directly opposite Eyre Square (where they used to hang people), is very old and the rooms are huge. Had a walking tour of Galway with Conor, a PhD student of archaeoastronomy. He was fascinating and explained how certain phrases, such as " won't give them the time of day" came about. Part of the medieval wall has been preserved in the shopping mall and we continued on to see the medieval town. An original church remains, as does a castle that is now a bank. The centre of the city is pedestrian only and it was jam packed with people, locals and tourists. Conor pointed out the best pubs with Irish music and another that sells 150 types of whiskey. One of the pubs was started by the man who beheaded King James. With the money he earned for the job he came back to Ireland and opened a pub and called it The Kings Head and it's still going! Some of the pubs have changed very little inside if at all over the centuries.Read more

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