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 …
... June 12th This was our first 'real' day in Galway. As a group, we toured the campus of NUIG and afterwards walked to the city centre to have a walking tour of the city. It was neat learning about the history of Galway. For example, at St. Nicholas Church, we learned that the faces of some of the sculptures were knocked off in the Catholic church during the Reformation as Protestants saw it as an interference between ...
... to walk out to a lookout tower on the tip of the coast. It didn't look too far away but we soon discovered that the coast curved in significantly before weaving back out to our destination tower. It took us just over 2 hours to make the round trip but it was totally worth it. We saw secret caves in the cliffs, saw pockets where the cliffs had fallen away exposing new rock, saw down into the deep water because it was so clear and even saw a family of mountain goats that ...
... to brave the cold wind. This town's name is such a great description of the area - being like a quilt with lots of little colourful pieces of material sown together.\Kilkee is a surprise - it has a round bay surrounded by small houses - on the beach there is very little wind - and the best of all, they have the most wonderful cliff
walk. The rock here are too beautiful for words - they form natural ...
... to ask
directions. We pulled up to a B&B, as indicated by the B&B and
vacancy signs apparent on the exterior. We walked in the open door and
waited with some other folks who were getting a tour of the place and
told where to find their rooms. Then, when the proprietress was free, we
asked directions. She said she loves Americans, and how we feel so free
to walk uninvited into people's homes. Kait and I were in shock as she
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service