Travel Blogs from Galway, Ireland

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Once Upon a Time..., Galway, Ireland travel blog

Once Upon a Time...

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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Today was mostly a day of running around:  post office, laundry, groceries.  It’s amazing how long such things take when you’re struggling to find them all!  We wanted to get this done so we’d be ready to set out on our ...

Finally ~ Some people to talk to !, Galway, Ireland travel blog

Finally ~ Some people to talk to !

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... neighbors from Denmark, and the laundry was clean, so we were ready to try again.  The next day walking through Galway, the cute pedestrian walk ways and shops had a completely different look and feel.  Amazingly WIFI pubs seemed to come out ...

Stones, stones, and more stones!, Inishmore, Ireland travel blog

Stones, stones, and more stones!

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... down and made it to shore.  On arrival to the island the sun was shining (which was a great contrast to drizzly Galway), but the wind was howling.  The first thing we encountered was a huge hill heading right into the wind.  All the ...

Cycling Again, Roundstone, Ireland travel blog

Cycling Again

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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100’s of shades of green all around you, and all you can see is the road ahead of you.  Occasionally a spark of hot-pink fuchsia or sky-blue hydrangea alert you to the fact that there may be a house in behind the stone wall and thick brush ...

Lovely ride along the Coast, An Clochán, Ireland travel blog

Lovely ride along the Coast

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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Beautiful cycle along the hilly coast.  Tried several times to video parts of the tide for you to see, but the camera would have none of it.  Didn’t like the jostling or something… Went through a few small towns and saw traditional ...

Met Up With Ma and Pa Norrie!!, Galway, Ireland travel blog

Met Up With Ma and Pa Norrie!!

A travel blog entry by jackie_n_james

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... by this time Jackie and I will eat almost anything so we were ok, haha.  We drove for about two hours before getting to Galway (of course we smartened up and just took the tool road). We found a hostel right away with a four bed ...

An Island of Stone, Aran Islands, Ireland travel blog

An Island of Stone

A travel blog entry by jackie_n_james

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... to an information centre we decided to go to the Aran Islands and check out a 3000 year old fort that was there. We drove west of Galway to where we could catch the ferry over to the islands. We had an hour before the ferry would leave so we went to look ...

100 K Day, Galway, Ireland travel blog

100 K Day

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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We cycled 100km toady.  And that's all I have to say about ...

Lost and Found Again -- European Escapades, Aran Islands, Ireland travel blog

Lost and Found Again -- European Escapades

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A silver car rolls by and approaches the two hikers deep in discussion at a pullover on the outskirts of Cardiff's Brecon Beacon National Park. Without hesitation the window rolls down and the man leans out. "Hey, are you two Canadian?" The ...

Cheap sweaters - from China - no more?, Aran Islands, Ireland travel blog

Cheap sweaters - from China - no more?

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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... were used to identify lost fishermen. Before the use of dental record matching or DNA samples. Even though the west of Ireland has been producing sweaters and jerseys and woollen and woven things for centuries, China probably beats them when it comes ...

Ca'Nuck of the Irish, Leenane, Ireland travel blog

Ca'Nuck of the Irish

A travel blog entry by dinojay2

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... literally create an attractive culture of pride, community and the diligent use of pastels. While not exactly a cultural phenomenon, driving in Ireland was certainly a foreign experience for me and, seeing as how we rented a car for our entire 2 week stay ...

Discouragement, Galway, Ireland travel blog

Discouragement

A travel blog entry by wonderer

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... as far as I know). If I do go home early, I know I should travel around a bit, at least to the parts of Ireland everyone has recommended to me (Kerry, Donegal, Northern Ireland, the Blarney Stone, the Cliffs of Moher), to Norway via Jamie, maybe to ...

Quiet weekend, Irish news, and banana eaters, Galway, Ireland travel blog

Quiet weekend, Irish news, and banana eaters

A travel blog entry by wonderer

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... . There's one Gaelic TV station, which is subtitled in English. (I've also noticed that the Irish-language pages in the Galway Advertiser have a little glossary of hard words at the bottom...they assume that people reading those pages aren't fluent, or ...

Downs and Ups, Galway, Ireland travel blog

Downs and Ups

A travel blog entry by wonderer

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Thursday did not begin auspiciously. I got the Galway Advertiser for the job classifieds and unhappily discovered that the options were pretty limited. Just like the paper at home--labourer jobs, sales assistant, here and there a secretarial position. ...

Dashed hopes, sunsets, and friends, Galway, Ireland travel blog

Dashed hopes, sunsets, and friends

A travel blog entry by wonderer

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... family is what matters, so he'll never get to do what he loves again). I know, I know, that has implications here: I'm in Ireland, so it shouldn't matter what job I get, right? Yet somehow it does. I wasn't really thinking about that though. A nice ...

A quiet long weekend, Galway, Ireland travel blog

A quiet long weekend

A travel blog entry by wonderer

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... to be in Ireland isn't all it's cracked up to be. October 25 This was still the weekend...it's a bank holiday in Ireland, though I don't know why. Finally got photos on CD and uploaded them to my travelogue, up to Sept. 21 (Connemara). Actually I ...

On the Road Again, Galway to Dingle, Ireland travel blog

On the Road Again

A travel blog entry by wonderer

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... Listowel. Other observations: The mid-Kerry accent (e.g. Listowel) is quite heavy, though not stereotypically Irish. The bus system in Ireland isn't particularly friendly, in that you have to know what to do and where to go--not just when getting off ...

The Last Straw, Galway, Ireland travel blog

The Last Straw

A travel blog entry by wonderer

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... to show up to our prearranged meeting (I thought). Seems like that's a bust. Annette from I.C.E. called after lunch. (Lunch in Ireland is from 1 to 2.) I didn't get the university job. The client had looked at 5 CV's, and done 2 interviews of ...

Freelance Digital Design Specialist, Galway, Ireland travel blog

Freelance Digital Design Specialist

A travel blog entry by wonderer

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... work on a contract basis, and he paid me €10 ($15) for the hour of work I'd done. The first money I've made in Ireland! This is stuff I don't really know how to do, but I know more than he does, and I realized that I actually love tinkering around ...

Rock of Cashel - Castle, Cashel, Ireland travel blog

Rock of Cashel - Castle

A travel blog entry by jennykelly

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We travelled as a 4some from Kit's in Kilmeague to The Rock of Cashel through the beautiful countryside of Ireland with it's typical gorse hedges and rock walls. There's no shortage of stone here so it gets put to good use as a building material in almost ...

A Dissertation on the Irish Pub, Galway, Ireland travel blog

A Dissertation on the Irish Pub

A travel blog entry by wonderer

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... all the pubs on Shop Street are standing room only on a Saturday night. Pubs really are the life of the town in Ireland. There's no equivalent to a Boston Pizza or even Second Cup...there's the Eddie Rocket's diner and some cafes and coffee shops, ...

Writers' Conference, Galway, Ireland travel blog

Writers' Conference

A travel blog entry by wonderer

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... 's a hurricane in the Atlantic, it affects the weather and that's why it has been so windy lately. Good to know that Galway isn't always like this! I also bought a new wallet (€2) and a crinkly white shirt for work (€7!) from Penney's. Great ...

Pubbing, Galway, Ireland travel blog

Pubbing

A travel blog entry by wonderer

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... . Definitely a plus for when I have a flat. That night our roommates returned from a bus tour of Connemara (wild area north of Galway). We went out to try and find last night's act, which was supposed to be playing at a different pub, but it wasn't. ...

Galway, Galway, Ireland travel blog

Galway

A travel blog entry by meganandkevin

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... were also like pogo sticks. They had weird goulish voice sound effects and were chasing people around with their flaming torches).  Galway certainly has quite the life. I managed to sneak away and find a mini birthday cake (meg's favourite - fruit ...

Good Conversations with New Friends, Galway, Ireland travel blog

Good Conversations with New Friends

A travel blog entry by wonderer

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... a writer friend in Dublin so would pump him and e-mail me. They both said to stick it out, both in writing and in Ireland. Katherine revealed that when she returns to Canada she is going to study to become a holistic animal doctor, as she feels she has ...

Peace at Last, Galway, Ireland travel blog

Peace at Last

A travel blog entry by wonderer

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... you. Cindy says she'll always be proud of me. Kim says that no matter what, I'll still have spent two months in Ireland. I talked to Arvin on MSN tonight, and came away feeling peaceful--something that's eluded me for a long time. I don't know what ...

Three Days in Brief, Galway, Ireland travel blog

Three Days in Brief

A travel blog entry by wonderer

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... also thought about my writing career. It occurred to me that I can write travel articles about Canada for papers/magazines in Ireland and the UK, and travel articles about Ireland for markets in Canada and the US. Playing both sides--a sweet position! ...

Return to Galway, Kilronan, Inishmore, Aran Islands, to Galway, Ireland travel blog

Return to Galway

A travel blog entry by wonderer

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... trying to decide what to do. One of the hostel desk guys happened by on his smoke break and said Killarney is nice but small; Galway is great. Eventually I heaved myself up and went to check in again. I'm back in the 6-bed room, but there are only 4 ...

Midnight Laundry, Galway, Ireland travel blog

Midnight Laundry

A travel blog entry by wonderer

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... I felt like napping but successfully fought the desire. Instead I went job-hunting online. Lots of jobs, but none in Galway city...just Dublin and elsewhere in County Galway. Katherine had a trial shift at La Salsa in the afternoon. Looks like ...

Cliffs of Moher, Galway, Ireland travel blog

Cliffs of Moher

A travel blog entry by shanewilson

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... driving all day) but I really appreciated his excellent service. A great guy. The highlight of today... and of all of Ireland... has been walking along the Cliffs at Moher. This sight rates up there with Tiger Leaping Gorge as being the best scenery ...

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