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Best Road Trips from Galway 3

The Best Road Trips from Galway – Part 3

Poster: Ciara Geraghty Trip #3 Cong, Ashford Castle & Lough Nafooey This is a great trip for “The Quiet Man” film fans as you can see a lot of the filming sites in the village of Cong and on the grounds of Ashford Castle. Make your way out the Headford Road (N84), just past Headford…

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Best Road Trips from Galway - Part 2

The Best Road Trips from Galway – Part 2

Poster: Ciara Geraghty Trip #2 Galway to Kylemore Abbey & Killary Harbour This is one of the best road trips to experience the Connemara landscape plus you also get to take in some film scene locations from the famous “The Quiet Man”, starring John Wayne & Maureen O’Hara. Take the N59 from Galway passing through…

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Best Road Trips from Galway Part 1

The Best Road Trips from Galway – Part 1

Poster: Ciara Geraghty One of the great things about Galway’s location on the west coast is its proximity to so many beautiful and historical places. The problem is if you only have a few days to spend in Galway which road trips are you going to choose? In the number of weeks I’m going to…

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10 Family Activities in Galway for when the sun forgets to shine!

10 Family Activities in Galway for when the sun forgets to shine!

Poster: Ciara Geraghty You have the bags packed and in the boot, the GPS is in action and you’ve only been asked “Are we there yet?” six times so far, but then the curse of having such a beautiful green country strikes again… The Rain! How are you going to entertain your little minions while…

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The Secret Garden of Salthill

The Secret Garden of Salthill

Poster: Dan Murphy When you step through the slightly concealed gate from the Galway Bay Hotel into the Circle of Life Garden, you almost feel like you’ve emerged into a scene from the Frances Hodgson Burnett novel, ‘The Secret Garden’. Its high stone walls, beautiful shrubbery and meandering pathways transport you into an oasis of peace…

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Celebrating Valentine's Day in Galway on a Budget

Celebrating Valentine’s Day in Galway on a Budget

Poster: Ciara Geraghty 1. Take a drive along the Wild Atlantic Way There’s so many spots to explore along the world’s longest defined coastal touring route, why not jump in the car and discover some of the beautiful locations on Galway’s coastline. Check out the Wild Atlantic Way website for a list of all the…

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5 Reasons why breakfast is most important

Top 5 Tips for a Healthier You!

Poster: Amy Pyne 1. Drink More Water Water makes up about 60% of our body so it’s no wonder that experts are always telling us to drink 8 glasses a day. Our bodies need water to carry out tasks such as brain functionality, cell growth and rejuvenation, digestion and oxygenation. I would recommend drinking anything…

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10 Favourite Christmas Movies
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10 Favourite Christmas Movies

As Christmas edges closer and closer the talk in the hotel has turned to Christmas shopping, parties, and of course Christmas movies. We asked a few staff members around the hotel what their favourite festive film is and here’s what they came up with: 1. Home Alone – Chosen by Stephen Finn, Senior Banqueting Manager…

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10 Best things about Christmas in Galway

Poster: Ciara Geraghty There’s just something about Christmas in Galway… I don’t know if it’s the character of the medieval streets decked out in lights or just the general atmosphere created by the people but there’s just something special about it. A few of us were chatting about the topic this week and came up with…

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5 Reasons why breakfast is the most important meal of the day

Poster: Amy Pyne If you heard it once you’ve heard it a thousand times… But it’s true; breakfast really is the most important meal of the day! While you sleep your body is fasting and that means by the time you wake up it’s time for you to refuel. Your body needs to be restocked…

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