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Travel Blogs from Galway
... some of the group doing an Irish dance in the middle of the street.
The next at we took a bus and then ferry out to Inis Mór, the largest of the Aran Islands. Here we hired bikes for the day and road around to parts of the island. The first stop was where we managed to see a seal or two. They were quite hard to spot but I have a photo of at least one. It felt a bit like playing Wheres Wally! The seals definitely camouflaged well in with their surroundings. We then ...
... One of the mayors, James Lynch Fitzstephen, pronounced his own son guilty of murder in 1493 and hanged his son himself when everyone else refused to participate. Galway claims the term "lynching" came from this but, since this hanging was legal, it doesn't fit! An Irish myth, perhaps? Lynch's Window is supposedly the window from which the son was hanged.
There's an archeological site, the Hall of the Red Earl which, they ...
... with farms and pastures, cows or sheep clipping the grass. The sky is dotted with marshmallow clouds. The rolling hills are an emerald green and shine as brightly as the jewel. As the sun slowly sets, the clouds cast shadows that bounce off the hills. We arrive in Galway just before 7.
Our hotel is not in the city center so we hail a taxi downtown for dinner and some culture. Dinner is at a gastropub. Chris is delighted to find a veggie burger on the ...
... our delight this only took about 30 minutes which involved filling in multiple forms. The fee of Euro2.20 real value for money.
Bank draft in hand we proceeded to Maynooth Motors to find the manager was away, when he eventually arrived some 30-40 mins late he was going over all the facilities of the van only to find that many of them did not work properly!!! We spent the next 2 plus hours going over the van thoroughly, which was ...
... we visited, is like no other place we had ever seen. The Burren region is home to the largest rock collection. That’s probably not true but you get my point....there were a lot of rocks. We stayed one night in Galway and two nights in the Burren. Before we arrived to Galway, we had tea and lunch at a spectacular castle, Ashford Castle in Cong, County Mayo (north of Galway).
Our trip with the Andersons was our first road trip in ...
Other places to stay in Galway
Lough Atalia Rd, Galway | 3 star hotelfrom $162
- First room was too noisy
Dublin Road, Renmore, Galway | 3 star hotelfrom $92
Quay Street, Galway | 3 star hotelfrom $108
- A big city
- New Years Eve
Monivea Road, Galway | 4 star hotelfrom $90
The Promenade, Galway | 4 star hotelfrom $130
- Great location near the wa…
- The most wonderful experie…
- Room WIth A View
Dublin Road, Galway | 3 star hotelfrom $75
Park House Hotel 18 Forster Street, Galway | 4 star hotelfrom $138
Taylors Hill, Galway | 4 star hotelfrom $133
- Excellent Stay
- The best yet
\N, Galway | 5 star hotelfrom $196
Eyre Square, Galway | 4 star hotelfrom $165
- Victorian splendor on Eyre…
17 New Road, Galway | 3 star hotelfrom $140
- Price is right!
Sandy Road, Galway | 4 star hotelfrom $106
- Great hotel, great value
35 Eyre Square, Galway | 3 star hotelfrom $48
Terryland, Galway | 4 star hotelfrom $98
- Lovely hotel
\N, Galway | 4 star hotelfrom $106
Tuam Road, Galway | 3 star hotelfrom $68
- You get what you pay for
35 Eyre Square, Galway | 3 star hotelfrom $66
Victoria Hotel Victoria Place, Galway | 3 star hotelfrom $92
The Western Hotel 33 Prospect Hill, Galway | 3 star hotelfrom $108
- Great upgrade location, be…
- Great price. Surprisingly …
Forster Court Hotel Forster Street, Galway | 3 star hotelfrom $112
- Super Location
Merlin Park, Galway | Hotelfrom $116
The Promenade, Galway | Hotel
- Entered by mistake.
51 Threadneedle Road, Galway | 2 star hotelfrom $67
Promenade, Galway | 3 star hotelfrom $98
- Pretty Nice
- Nice Hotel on Galway Bay
- Top Notch Hotel
Skeffington Arms Hotel 28 Eyre Square, Galway | Hotelfrom $156
Holiday Hotel 181 Upper Salthill, Galway | 1 star hotelfrom $92