Skeffington Arms Hotel
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Said goodbye to London and kids . Smooth fast train to Hollyhead changing at Chester , traveled thru northern Wales . Took ferry to Dublin , Ireland . A bit chilly on the Irish Sea but smooth ride. May 27 Wednesday Arrived by bus in Galway, Ireland at 2am after 4 hour ride …
... by a tractor. He said that if we wanted a sight-see he would get his son to come with a van and he would take us around.
A few minutes later, Martin arrived and we along with a retired farmer from Galway East, Noel (Nolan????) Larkin, we set out. Our guide not only detected that Neil was from Galway East but also that he was a farmer from the way he spoke! It should be noted that Walter and Noel did the tour sipping their Guinnesses! ( only in Ireland you say!) ...
... sailing craft which is native to this area and has been used since the 19th century. Galway is known as a "City of Equals" for the promotion of understanding and respect. It is an important seaport and a lively city, where it is fun to wander around and join in the atmosphere.
We start our walking tour in Eyre Square, which is a nice green space with statues and memorials and it is formally known as JF Kennedy Park. We head ...
... was to sleep.
Now, I will never be able to explain to you my surprise when I woke up "before" my alarm, to then realize I had turned it off in my sleep. Reader, I failed part 2... The good thing was I only slept until 11am which is just enough to wake me up for the day ahead, and just little enough to make me tired come the evening time. I did fall asleep that night at a reasonable hour and from then on was accustomed to the time. Now, I thought ...
Our first stop for the day was to the Poulnabrone dolmen in Burren's karst landscape. The ancient burial tombs are an ancient structure from the Stone Age, dating back to about 2000BC. These were ancient burial sites for the rich; laid to rest with gold, silver, crystals and stone tools. From here we visited the Fairy Fort; a large raised ring of trees. We walked the perimeter but we were warned not to cross the centre as ...