Westwood House Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
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Warning: This blog post will be significantly more boring than cliff adventures! We just finished our Neandertal symposium celebrating 150 years of William King's naming of Homo neanderthalensis from Galway, Ireland! It was a fantastic event. I learned so much, met many wonderful people, and hopefully established many new research connections. Oh …
It's Friday already and OH YEAH, there's a reason why I'm in Ireland: The Neandertal Symposium! I stayed at a bed and breakfast last night that was nice, then I ran around all day getting my poster, transferring to my hotel, doing work, laundry in the sink, etc. I rented a bike, which has been a life saver. Now I can just zip from my hotel down to …
... was a beautiful Lilac, and it was a nice rainy day, and there were horses and sheep and dogs in the road as we drove around, and we visited his sister Michelle and her husband, Barry?? I believe his name, yeah yeah, and we had some tea and snacks, and it was so nice to see her, years again since, and so we then drove back into the city donw along the Salthill Prom and got into the city, and I knew it since I had been there 2 days before, and I knew the area, I knew the ...
... enjoying the scenery even more for it. And that suits our cute little Kombi van, with its heavy steering, tiny motor, four speed gears, and no fan or aircon. We are also growing accustomed to drawing attention from the locals, who stop to point at, talk about, smile at and wave to, the cute little cream-coloured Kombi as we pass through their towns. This van in some way instantly promotes us to celebrity status. Then again, maybe it's because we had left our undies on the back seat to dry ...
... means 'way or path to the sea’. Given the relatively narrow footpaths and the huge crowds it was a good decision and I was at the guest house in next to no time.
I was met by Bridie who, along with husband George, own and run Sli Na Mara. Bridie is lovely, bright and chirpy. She showed me to my room, which is very nice and gave me a map and some simple directions to get in and out of town.
I did a quick bag reorganization, grabbed what I ...