Glenlo Abbey Hotel
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Drove to Gallway city and then to Woodford to meet up with someone from the West Gallway Genealogical Society. At some point after this the gps changed my mind on where to go but I think I was halfway back to Killarney when it decided I was were I should be. I drove back to Galway City through some of the twistiest, uneven, narrow lane ways I would ever want to drive ...
... a big deal!! It has been compared to our Superbowl, but without the commercials. Needless to say, we need to plan to be in a pub around 3:30 in the afternoon to watch this hurling thing. After the Cliffs we made our way north to the Burren Centre and Tea Rooms. Now the center wasn't much but the tea room was great. Why it was plural we'll never know. It was just one tea room. We dried off next to the fireplace and had some sandwiches. Mine was ...
... the unique landscape of "The "Burren", facing Galway Bay. While the entire isle is comprised of 40 shades of green, these coastal cliffs are grey limestone bedrock that are scarred by rain and constant erosion and continues for miles with minimal to no vegetation or habitants besides livestock. Its rugged terrain differs from the rest of the island. You can see cows grazing and the rumor is the limestone provides ...
... town of Galway on the west coast of Ireland. We did a quick stop at the main Cathedral where most of the passengers used the restroom before the next stop in the center where we had time for some shopping and lunch.
The town is an ancient Viking port and has been a flourishing harbor until the Queen Victoria age. Now a college town, visited by the likes of JFK, Hillary and Bill Clinton and even Barak Obama who the Irish ...
... very...interesting...hostel experience that night. Another story for another time! I have survived the crazy, winding roads, so that's definitely something to be thankful for! Oh, and the speed limit is 120km on the main roads!
Yesterday we drove across the country from Galway to Dublin (about 200km) and up to Belfast (in Northern Ireland, part of the UK). Stay tuned for our adventures in Belfast!
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet