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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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"Cliffs of Moher and Burren Day Trip Including Dunguaire Castle
"Cliffs of Moher and Burren Day Trip Including Dunguaire Castle Aillwee Cave and Doolin from Galway""Your journey to the Cliffs of Moher from Galway will bring you through the exposed windswept landscapes of the Burren. Listen to your expert guide share the history and some interesting facts about this Western seaboard of Ireland. Exit the coach to explore the unique limestone terrain jagged coastline and rare flora. Travelling South from Galway you will visit the Dunguaire Castle an iconic 1520’s castle with a 75 foot tower. This picturesque castle is seated along the Galway Bay in Kinvarra. You’ll spend 15-20 minutes at this photo opportunity.Your tour will then continue to the Aillwee Cave
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Connemara Day Trip Including Leenane Village and Kylemore Abbey from Galway
"Your full day guided tour departs from Galway you will then make your way to Connemara. A region which is famed for it’s natural beauty and landscapes. Listen to your expert driver/guide share there knowledge and the history of Connemara on your drive through the countryside. Climb off the c starring Richard Harris and John Hurt) and most recently Marley & Me (Starring Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston).On your day trip you will be visiting Leenane Village this is a small mountain-side town which is full of Irish charm. This village was used for the setting for the film ‘The Field’ starring Richard Harris and John Hurt. Your next stop will be in Killary Fjord this is Ireland’s only fjord which serves as the natural border between the counties of Galway and Mayo.Your tour will then move onto Kylemore Abbey which is situated on a lake in the midst of the mountains. This abbey was originally built in the 19th century by Mitchell Henry as a gift to his wife
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Fish'n'Chips, Fast Food Tips (11)

Fish'n'Chips, Fast Food: McDonaghs Fish And Chips

I was told that while in Galway I had to visit McDonaghs and I'm glad I did. The menu is filled with fried seafood and chips. The food wasn't as good as Leo Burdicks in Dublin but was a close second to the places I went to.

The line to order was long and it was very competetive trying to get a seat inside. If your visiting Galway give them a try.

Favorite Dish The fish and chips of course. The fish was tasty and the chips were nice and cooked perfect.

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Cruefan
Jun 03, 2005

Kettle of Fish: Straight out of the sea

Vying for the accolade of the best 'chipper' in Galway with nearby 'McDonaghs' on Quay St, my vote goes to the smaller scale 'Kettle of Fish' on Cross St. I went searching for a decent fish and chip shop and found McDonaghs first, as many tourists do. Unfortunately the place was very, very busy so I decided to go for a walk and find somewhere else. That's when I stumbled on the Kettle of Fish. There were only about 5 other diners there, probably due to the fact it is hidden down a back street. In truth, I had one of the best meals of my holiday there, reading the newspaper while scoffing fresh cod and chips! I'd definitely return on my next trip to Galway!

Favorite Dish Cod and chips, of course! They do deep fried Mars bars too, although I wimped out of ordering one of those.

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slothtraveller
Sep 03, 2010

Mcdonagh's: Best fish & Chips in Galway

This place is a Galway institution.

It has a kind of double identity, as one side is a take away with wooden benches where you have to squash on with everyone else.

The other side is like a proper restaurant with a more extensive repertoire.

I would stick to the fast food side for atmosphere.

The place is decorated with a mish-mash of fishing stuff and clipping from mags / newspapers about the place.

Update : August 2004. recently shared an excellent meal with some guests from Boston.They seem quite amazed at the alcohol arrangements : unless you had wine, you had to walk next door to the Spanish arch hotel and take your drinks back from there - seemed sensible to me !

Favorite Dish Cod and chips is the obvious choice and excellent, but it also a good chance to try out some more unusual fish that you don't see everyday in chippies (or chippers as the Irish call them)

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sourbugger
Aug 23, 2004

Spud Murphys: Spud Murphys - great for brunch!

Not the place for romantic meal but definitely good value in the breakfast department!

Favorite Dish Sunday morming breakfast (actually they serve it all day for those of you that are really lazy!!!) - big fry (they do a really good veggie one too), orange juice, tea, coffee & plenty of toast/bread. Perfect for recovering from the night befoe!!!

Depending on what you choose the price is between €5 and €7 although you can get a breakfast roll with rasher, sausage & egg for €2.80.

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Waoife
Jul 14, 2003
 
 
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So many to choose from: The diet starts tomorrow...

Fat Freddys: Cheap, cheerful and eternally trendy pizza joint oozing with character. Nab yourself a window seat and watch the word go by. Not the best food in town, but certainly one of the best atmospheres.
McDonaghs: A fish and chip eatery and a Galway tradition. High-powered business execs sit beside crusty new age travelers (sorry, but its true!) scoffing the best fish and chips for miles.
Gemeles: Mid to high priced. Excellent food and service in relaxed surroundings.
The Oyster Rooms: In the Great Southern and in my opinion some of the best food in Galway with an amazingly reasonable wine list. Strange on both accounts for a large hotel.

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Catspjm
Feb 04, 2003

McDonagh's Seafood Bar: Fresh Seafood

Wonderful place! Packed with tourists, shoulder to shoulder! Great seafood and wine! An International crowd here! Hope I can return soon!

Favorite Dish Any of the seafood selections are wonderful! Whatever you choose, enhance the flavor with a glass of white wine! Verrrry COZY bar.

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highlandlaura
Oct 05, 2004

McDonagh's: Battered Salmon?

McDonagh's has two sections, one for sit-down dinners with table service and a fast-food side. I stayed with the fast food, fish-and-chips side, and was not disappointed. You get a lot of fish for a relatively small price, and it's pretty good. I stuck to haddock or cod, though-- deep fried salmon just didn't appeal to me.

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Jennyjump79
Dec 08, 2004

McDonagh's: McDonagh's

These are the best fish & chips in Galway. They fry the chips so well that they're as crunchy as bag chips with a soft inside. The decor is cute, they have newspaper and magazine clippings all over and a whole nautical theme going on in the dining room. The customers are a mix of ourists and locals with more tourists in the dining room.

Favorite Dish fish and chips with vinegar. YUMMMMMMM!

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Aug 25, 2002
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McDonagh's: Great Fish & Chips - no heavy greasy taste.

My 18 yr old son and I ate at McDonagh's while in Galway as it had been recommended to us. When talking to the locals, several people had asked if we had been there yet. The line up was long and both sides of the restaurant and patio were packed solid. A testament to the good food. We were more determined to wait in line and get ours. Service was fast. We both had the fish & chips (Cod) and it was REALLY good. The chips actually tasted like freshly cooked potatoes and were light and golden. You can tell the oil in the fryer is changed frequently rather than being over used and ruining the taste of the chips. Generous portions of fish and chips. The drink servings are small but they aren't overcharging for them at least. The tables could be cleaned a little faster to allow for other people to sit with their food but it did seem like there was only one person on that when we were there. Under ten euros and we had a great filling meal. Would eat here again!!

Favorite Dish Fish and chips!!

Phoenix1968
Oct 29, 2012

McDonagh's: Ohhh, soo good!!

Delicious fish served up in a nice, crisp, Guinness batter. Apparently, they buy the fish daily, off the boats. If you're looking for fish and chips when you're in Galway, check out McDonagh's!!

Favorite Dish I ordered the cod, and chips!! The servings seem huge. I enjoyed the crisp batter - more often than not, here in Calgary, you get a soggy batter...not at McDonagh's!!

Jen.W
Mar 10, 2005

McDonagh's: Kind of Average

McDonaghs was just okay, I had better fish and chips in many of the pubs that I ate at. I also found it annoying that I was charged for condiments, for ketchup. Pretty ridiculous. But the location is great and you can sit by the window and watch the crowds go by.

bluescat47
Oct 08, 2009

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