Westwood House Hotel
Travel Blogs from Galway
Friday August 10
Mill Park Hotel had a pool and gym, so after a good sleep-in Michael and the kids headed off there and had a nice swim. We then packed our things into the car and headed off for a big day's sightseeing and driving. First we headed south to Sligo which is a pretty town and strongly associated with WB Yeats. On the way we …
... all packed and ready to hit the road when the tantalising aroma of Irish breakfast curls past our collective nostrils. OK, maybe we can wait for just a few minutes more. Besides, the five thousand year old mounds at Newgrange will be even better if we let them age a bit longer.
The breakfast is gooood, and we pile into our Ford Galaxy luxury machine and ask our GPS where to go. I still find it a little odd to be getting accurate directions from ...
... I felt stressed again, despite achieving a real relaxed feel through that trip. I was determined to continue the 'live in the present' attitude, which regrettably was pushed aside for planning and NZ applications reasons. And long (locum paid) days took their toll aswell. It's safe to say that my journey over here was needed as much as ever. So, landing into Dublin, we were ...
... designs with minor variations
3) Beer fuelled pub conversation is no different from anywhere else in the world and just as pointless but sounds so much better with the accent
4) The average rolls on an Irishman's neck is 3
5) Low cholesterol and Irish cuisine have not met
Back to Aran Islands or more specifically Innis Mor
19 kilometres long by 2 wide
800 people live there in about 350 houses, 4 pubs, 3 ...
... in town), shared stories about these local landmarks:
Galway was a medieval fishing village, founded around 1125. It has had its share of unfortunate events. In 1200 it was conquered by the Nors who built a big city wall to keep out the Irish. In 1651, Oliver Cromwell ransacked the city and in the 1840's the potato famine wiped out millions of people nationwide. Ireland’s population dropped from 8.3M to 4.5 million when disease killed the crop ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service