Flannery's Hotel Galway
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... of Ireland. But in 1477, when Christopher Columbus dropped in to pray, it was Catholic. He was in town tracking down the rumors about the new world and some northern peoples (like the Irish or Vikings) that may have beat him to the "undiscovered" continents to the east. True story.
Our footwork also produced a stop at the Galway Cathedral, which isn't even old, having opened in 1965. ...
Since we have recovered a bit from Friday night we get ready and go for a stroll down town. Not knowing what else there is to do in Galway besides a few pubs we take a bus tour. The history and sights aren't as much here compared to what there is in Dublin so it wasn't a very big tour. After which we went and sorted out our hire car ready to be picked up Monday ...
... local knows the road sometimes a little too well. Anyway, we had a good start to the day with a nice breakfast of home cooked bacon, eggs, sautéed mushrooms, tomatoes, and black and white pudding. Kath had already tried the black pudding before so gave it a wide berth today but she did try the white version of it and didn't mind it. She's in 2 minds as to whether she wants to know what is in it. Liam had ordered scrambled eggs and was pleasantly surprised that they tasted a ...
... feeling well, so she went back to lie down. K and I hit Boots to get Michelle some feel-better stuff and some other bits and pieces. Then we went to the grocery store at Marks & Spencer (after asking a trio of young teenage boys where we could find a grocery store; they were very polite and gave us three options) to get some dinner. We're all eating in tonight. I got a chicken and sweet corn pasta salad and a tiny chocolate mousse. The pasta salad was better than ...
... flooded with limestone and rocks that made it look like nothing I have ever seen before. It was really cool seeing endless amount of rock walls and hillsides completely covered with rocks. It was something that I found really special especially because the rock walls reminded me of all the work that Dad use to do with them. I guess its a trade that had existed for hundreds and hundreds of years since these walls were ...