Glasan Holiday Village
Travel Blogs from Galway
During the day we discover the old part of the city, Spanish Arch, the
new Catholic Cathedral, new if you call 1960's new, the river and a 3km ocean promenade walk
along Galway Bay to Salt Hill, it's the beach area of Galway, a couple of semi
nice beaches but no beaches compare to ours in Australia. Andrew ensures
he tries the Atlantic ocean, then the long walk back and Dublin tomorrow.
I guess for me, in Ireland, I need the small town/village charm, and the people from the small towns. It is okay, because I have been to Galway now, and I am sure there are spots that I didn't get to see, that would have impressed me...Not enough time!!!!
Off to Dublin again...................wishing it was Kilkenny!!!!!
Actually the first adventure was a real challenge. A pit stop at the "Porta-Loos" required some blind faith as they were just deposited on the sand hills at an angle of around 30 degrees. I envisaged rolling end over end down the sand inside the toilet. Apparently last year the kids loved giving them a rock while women were inside.
A mini fun fair of bouncing castles and other rides were set up as well as a Burgalicious caravan and ...
... and walked some more, around the bay area and through the city. It was awesome to discuss the things we've experienced since we last saw each other in Killarney (the day of the foggy Ring of Kerry tour). At one point we parted ways again as she was staying at Kinlay hostel and I was at Barnacles (my third hostel in Galway actually. Kinlay still remains the best one though) but agreed to head to the center at around 8 to go to some pubs.
She brought a ...
... between terminal 1 and 2! As an afterthought they needed to build a covered connection...and did...except they had to close it twice as it wobbled...as he said, only in Ireland. We walked that connection today.
Up and away we managed to find both big houses and big ruins.
Castletown House is the best preserved Palladian House in Ireland. Managed by the Office of Public Works its client services ...