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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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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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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!

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

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

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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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 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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Our Top 10 Horror Films

Poster: Donal McNamara 1. THE SHINING (1980) Without a doubt my favourite and most inspirational horror film of all time. This eerie classic based on Stephen King’s novel is phenomenal, with a terrifying score, terrific set location and although what some consider a slightly over the top performance from Nicholson I find to be very…

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7 Best Pubs in Galway for Trad Music

Poster: Ciara Geraghty Tiġ Ċóilí Where trad musicians go to hear trad music… It’s not a rare sight to see the likes of Frankie Gavin, Sharon Shannon, Martin Hayes, Mairtin O’Connor or Dessie or Johnny O’Halloran sitting in on one of the twice daily sessions – 6.30pm & 9.30pm (Mon-Fri) and 2.30pm & 8.30pm on Sunday’s….

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