Harbour Hotel Galway
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Today we explored Galway starting with a visit to a primary school in the Claddagh area. Half the children's choir sang for us -- they were very good. I suspect it helps that some professional musicians also happen to be on the school staff. Was introduced to a new type of "whistle" actually the size of a clarinet made out of (effectively) a …
Slept in a wee bit following our pub singalong night. No hangover though ... bonus. Sat down to breakfast in the guest room and next to us was a group of 6 Americans complaining about Australians and how we talk! How rude! There's nothing wrong with the way we talk. It's the yanks that have *******ised the English language ... not us.
Took the train to Galway from Dublin (3hours). Galway is a rather big seaside town with a charming downtown area and a good place to use as a base to explore the west coast of Ireland. I took a tour north to the Connemara area. You really feel like you are in Ireland ... sheep, stone walls, thatched corteges and people with such heavy accents you …
We made it to Galway nice and early in the day as we knew we would love the city - and we did! The main mall is awesome - with street performers, buskers and lots of shops! Ashe loved the shops and Paul spent the day checking out which local pub would be best for a few ales.
The weather eventually decided our ventures, and as the rain pelted down, we decided to take refuge in an old Irish pub. It was warm, with some live Irish music playing ...
After having "a few" drinks in Galway Centre last night, we got up this morning and headed toward the Cliffs of Moher...a must see according to everyone who has ever been to or lives in Ireland. The drive allowed us yet another opportunity to view the spectacular landscape of Ireland; the sun shined the whole time making it all the better. Additionally, Mitch conquered the roundabouts...why so many ...
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