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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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Mackerel Season in Salthill

Poster: Ciara Geraghty It has become a tradition in Galway especially Salthill, that every autumn when the slender silver mackerel fish arrive in shoals along the coastline, both amateur and seasoned fishermen (and fisherwomen) scurry to the shores of Galway Bay for their chance to catch this unassuming fish. I moved to Galway with my family…

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Weekend Adventures: Brigit’s Garden and Galway Atlantaquaria

Poster: Jamie Costello The sun’s out, it’s a Sunday and it doesn’t look like it’s going to rain any time soon; this opportunity is a bit of a rarity.  So… what to do? (It’s not like we get much practice at this) Well, along with my friends Natalie and Wesley, we decided to make the most…

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Our Top 5 Playgrounds in Galway

Poster: Cecilia Broomé Sullivan I could swear that if I asked my kids on any given day, at any given time, in any given weather, what they would like to do or where they would like to spend the day that the answer would always be the same: The Playground. As a parent I can…

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Diamond Hill in Connemara National Park… A wonderful day out!

Poster: Dan Murphy Last summer I was informed by an avid hill walker from the west of Ireland that to truly appreciate the beauty of Connemara one needs to view it from a height. My two daughters Emma and Gillian, their very close cousin Andrea and I had been planning this day trip since I…

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