Brennan's Yard Hotel

Lower Merchants Road, Galway, County Galway, Western Ireland, Ireland | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Galway

Settling in Galway

A travel blog entry by younge.zytynsky

... up outside the welfare office on Thursday and filled out the forms to get our numbers. It was smooth sailing and we were told our cards would arrive in the mail in 6-10 days. Next plan - job hunt.

Since we can't move in to our new place until June 4 we decided that if we are going to stay in a hostel we might as well make us e of our time and seemore Ireland. We are going to Cork for 5 days. Then wewill settle properly and get jobs.

Arrival to the Emerald Isle

A travel blog entry by mcnamarakat

... people of Newgrange built a Stone Age passage tomb in 3200 BC. There are many different beliefs about its purpose so our tour guide said we could decide for ourselves why 80 men pulled 97 huge flat stones 80km to this hill. My favorite is to mark winter solstice. The tomb entryway is built at exactly the correct angle that the sun (on a clear not so cloudy Ireland day) rises precisely with the first rays going ...

Cliffs of Moher

A travel blog entry by kyajade


... which was pretty good. The food was pretty tasty, but took forever to come out, as there were about 30 of us on the table! There was some Irish music that started up while we were there, which made the atmosphere pretty nice, and Darren ordered ”two hookers and coke" and nobody batted an eye. (Hookers is a type of beer made here in Galway which is a pretty standard drink.) After we'd finished eating Darren and I headed back to the hostel, and got a nice warm shower and went to ...


A travel blog entry by tippins_rufio


... a free book about the Galway textile industry before we ventured down the river. Along the way we cringed as we watched novice kayakers flip into the freezing water during an excercise near the lock. We stopped in at St. Nicholaus Cathedral where a handful of believers were practicing adoration during the Lenten season. Rufio lit a candle and said a prayer for some friends and family in need while the rest of us admired the expansive cathedral and beautiful stained glass. ...

The ferry ride to the burren

A travel blog entry by terrycj


... The tour guide turned off the lights to show us what the first explorers had to deal with. The cave went totally black and your eyes couldn't adjust to the blackness. Apparently if you stayed in this blackness for more than 72 hours you will go blind as you will have burnt your retina as it is constantly trying to adjust. It's not like at night where your eyes eventually adjust to the darkness. This is just blackness. Liam did extremely well, he was scared but did not panic. He ...


This hotel, located on Lower Merchants Road, Galway, is near Galway Tour Company, The Spanish Arch, Kirwan's Lane, and Druid Theatre.
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