Galway

5 Oct

Anticipating our arrival after a the long bus ride from Dublin we finally arrived in the quaint town of Galway. Similar to Dublin the center of Galway had the same city feel but in a smaller holewall1scale.  Walking down the cobble stone streets you are reminded by the history of the city with it’s cobble stone streets and the old bars hidden within dim alleyways  such as Hole In The Wall. This bar  dates back a few hundred years ago and on its own reflects some of the city’s history with its traditional thatched roof and it’s reputation of the building once being used for smuggling when it was literally just a “hole in the wall”.

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Aside from Galway the surrounding area has many other unique attractions which should not be missed. Such as Aillwee Cave and my personal favorite being The Cliffs of Moher.  Standing 702 feet at its highest point the cliffs stretch for 5 miles along the Atlantic coast of County Clare in the west of Ireland, viewed by millions a year. Almost at the highest point O’Brien’s Tower stands and is a beautiful viewing point.  The Cliffs of Moher can also been seen in the movies Harry Potter and The Half Blood Prince & The Princes Bride.

IMG_0873Another beautiful area I had the pleasure of visiting was the Aran Islands. The day we visited it was foggy and misty creating a mysterious atmosphere when we climbed up the fort on Inis Mór.  Whilst on the island I was able to try Irish beef stew and purchase a traditional Arron sweater made locally.

Galway and all the surrounding destinations we went to were very cultural and memorable. I hope one day to return and see the unique beauty that can’t be seen anywhere else in the world.

 

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