Brookside Hostel

Fairgreen, Clifden, Connemara, County Galway, Western Ireland, Ireland | Hostel
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Travel Blogs from Clifden

Something about a Quiet Man

A travel blog entry by sbbwebsters


... Today we didn't go straight here, we kind of tooted around Connemara to take in our surroundings. We crossed over the Quiet Man's Bridge, ate at Quiet Man's Cafe, and talked about the movie that was filmed there, called The Quiet Man. John Wayne starred in it, and I have no idea who he is, but adults should know. Kids these days only know pop stars and new movies. Well, we have had a long travel day, so see ya! - ...

Episode 5

A travel blog entry by bennybeanbear


... and it flourished as a religious centre until Cromwell sacked it in 1647. At that time the towns people had taken sanctuary in the cathedral and Cromwells troops set it alight, burning to death around 1500 people it is believed. The roof and much of the interior was timber; the ruins we now see date from that time.

The round tower is the oldest of the building having been built just prior to it being handed over to the church or very shortly ...

Our First Real Irish Pub Experience

A travel blog entry by zolina


... a few seals sunning themselves at low tide. Otherwise the scenery wasn’t nearly as interesting as on Inisheer. There were still lots of stone walls, but not nearly as many and they looked more run-down.

At the fort we only had an hour, which wasn’t enough. We had just enough time to hike up, take pictures, and have a few minutes to inhale some food. I would have liked more time to explore the fort. But the fort ...

Galway to Clifden

A travel blog entry by lindakhaas


... where we heard a young man with guitar. He had a more Irish throaty sound to his singing and sang some of the same songs we heard at the Griffin. But at Kings we had Wifi and Erin could make reservations for us to go out to Inishmore and check the weather etc. Erin has an App called Four Square where she can check in at all the places we go and earn badges. So she checked in there too. We left about 11:00 and went back to go to ...

Perfect Day

A travel blog entry by marklacey


... in the Wall again and left to go to another pub with live music. At this point the majority of us were pretty far along except for a few of us. As soon as the bigger part of the group went into the bar, we ducked away to McDonalds. It is sometimes great to get away from such a large group….especially a large group that has a tendency to be indecisive and follow your every move. It was a great break away. After about an ...

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This hostel, located on Fairgreen, Clifden, is near Ross Castle, Lough Corrib, Maam Ean, and St. Patrick Statue.
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