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Cliffs of Moher Explorer
"Departing from Merchants Road Galway at 9am daily your fully trained local driver / guide will take you on a scenic journey south along the Wild Atlantic Way through the lunar-like landscape of the Burren and on to the Cliffs of Moher. Heading towards the Cliffs of Moher you will pass through the picturesque villages of Clarenbridge Kilcolgan Ballindereen
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Cliffs of Moher Private Tour from Killarney
"The Cliffs of Moher are Ireland’s most visited natural attraction with a magical vista that will capture your heart and live in your memory forever. Standing 214m (702 feet) at their highest point they stretch for 8 kilometres (5 miles) along the Atla we will start the Cliffs of Mohar tour from Killarney. On route we will visit Bunratty Castle which is a must on the itinerary and is your chance to experience a window into Ireland’s history. You can explore the castle and the 19th century Bunratty Folk tapestries and works of art which capture the mood of those times.  You can explore at your own leisure and marvel at the fixtures and fittings. At night time the castle is the impressive setting for the medieval castle banquets which are held year round. During our visit to Bunratty Castle we will also visit the Folk Park. Here you will enjoy the sights sounds
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Connemara National Park and Kylemore Abbey Day Trip from Galway
"Departing Merchant's Road Galway at 09:00 daily our tour travels west along the Coast of Galway Bay. We leave Galway city behind and head out through the Claddagh and Salthill areas of Galway before turning left and along the southern shore of Connemara. Our tour passes through the picturesque village Furbo Spiddal and Inverin before turning inland to cross the haunting Connemara landscape. The tour stops at the summer residence of Padraic Pearse leader of the 1916 rising. This restored cottage overlooks the breathtaking rural vistas of Rosmuc and is open to the public from April to September entry fee not included. Then we travel through the tranquil
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More General in Galway

A Man Ahead of His Time

One of the more memorable stories I heard while in Ireland involved one "Hair Trigger Dick Martin," sometimes known as "Humanity Dick," or "King of Connemara." Richard Martin (15 January 1754 – 6...
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starship
May 05, 2016

Interesting roundabouts

Galway people are sometimes called 'The tribesmen' as from the period of roughly 1459-1650 fourteen anglo-norman families ran the city it a style similar to Greek city states of ancient times.it was...
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sourbugger
Mar 24, 2014

Sqareyes Entertainment Centre

Near my hotel (Park House Hotel) on Forster Street, there is an entertainment centre named Squareyes. Inside, I accessed the internet on one of the coin-operated computer terminals. Squareyes also has...
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BillNJ
Dec 16, 2009

Redbreast 12 Year Old Pure Pot Still Irish Whiskey

The most common Irish whiskeys are made by Jameson, Bushmills, and Tullamore Dew. If you want to try something a little different, I recommend Redbreast 12 Year Old Pure Pot Still Irish Whiskey. First...
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BillNJ
Dec 14, 2009

Healy Tours

At the Discover Ireland Centre, I purchased a ticket for a half-day bus tour of the Cliffs of Moher with Healy Tours. The tour started at Galway's Coach Station at 11:30 am, and it returned at a...
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BillNJ
Dec 14, 2009

The home of 'Angel'

I'm not exactly a Buffy the vampire slayer sort of a guy, but I do know that the spin-off series 'Angel' is a popular one amongst people whom like that sort of thing.Despite the dodgy Irish accent,...
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sourbugger
Oct 30, 2007
 
 
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Galway Arts Festival

Lots of street theatre, magic, fireeaters, performances. Waht else can I say? Two weeks of culture in one of Ireland smost heritage rich cities. The last two weeks of every month are given over to it....
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zone_de_guerre
Jul 23, 2007

Heavy money 2001

These guys put too many coins in their container and had forgotten that there are a few steps in front of the bank they wanted to bring the container into at Galway's Eyre Square!!! Very funny to...
sabsi
Jul 28, 2005

Street Entertainers are Hilarious

Walking around Galway, we saw many street performers. Some were better than others of course, but a couple of them were hilarious. There was one troup, with one man in a huge foam costume of a naked...
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miketrudeau
Jun 06, 2005

Enjoy the Canal

One of my favorite things to do during my stay in Galway was to sit with a coffee and my journal next to the canal. This spot is perfect for relaxing, reflecting, people watching, and nature watching....
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racheljapi
Dec 12, 2004

The Oldest Building in Galway

On Shop Street, which is pedestrianised, you will find this building. According to the palque that was on it, it was buit in the 16th century and is the last surving example of the stately buildings...
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Ash59
Jul 02, 2003

Summer festivals

During the summer there is always some kind of festival going on in Galway. Of course this has the knock-on effect of there being absolutely NO accomodation available in Galway! Chilling out with a...
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orlikins
Sep 18, 2002

You must stay awhile! Galway...

You must stay awhile! Galway is a city to explore...don't just drive through. Much has changed since I first visited in the 70's so I don't have a specific stop to recommend. Don't miss a sunset on...
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Bodhran
Aug 24, 2002

I will have more information...

I will have more information after I locate my travel journal for specifics. Easy walking city and friendly people. Variety of restaurants.
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Bodhran
Aug 24, 2002

Top Hotels in Galway

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Quay Street, Galway, Western Ireland, Ireland
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Forster St, Eyre Square, Galway, Western Ireland, Ireland
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Bushypark, on the N59 to Clifden, Bushypark, Western Ireland, Ireland
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The Promenade, Salthill, Galway, Western Ireland, Ireland
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New Docks Rd, The Harbour, Galway, Western Ireland, Ireland
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Wellpark, Galway, Western Ireland, Ireland
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Top Things to Do in Galway

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City Walks - Walking Tours

I enjoyed the walk along the riverside to Spanish Arch and the Long Walk, then coming back through the lanes to the market and just picking up the odd thing to see here and there. A nice atmosphere...
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Burren

Strangely im from galway county and had never been to the Burren or the cliffs (or mabye i was when i was very small). I can really see how people are so impressed with the Burren and the Cliffs....
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River Corrib

The Corrib is only 6 km long so is the shortest river in Ireland. However, in volume it is second only to the Shannon so it's both a small and a large river. We parked out by The Black Box which...
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Festivals

Galway comes alive during the world famous Galway races. Its an experience for everyone - even if like me you've no interest in horses - its all about the incredible atmosphere that makes the whole of...
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Eyre Square

As previously mentioned, Eyre Square was chosen as the site for 14 colorful flags to be flown emblazoned with 14 surnames of early, prominent Galway families -- those names are: Athy, Blake, Bodkin,...
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Lynch's Castle

Located at the corner of Shop Street and Abbeygate Street, and just across from Eyre Square is the multi-story, solid-looking "Lynch Castle", built by the powerful and wealthy Lynch family, one of the...
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"A walk around Galway"
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BillNJ

"The Far West of Europe"
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"GALWAY"
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"Galway ~ City of Tribes"
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"Galway.. City of Tribes"
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