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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 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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Our 5 Favourite Christy Moore Songs

Poster: Ciara Geraghty To celebrate Christy Moore’s imminent arrival on the shores of Galway Bay we decided we’d pick our favourite Christy Moore songs. 1. Lisdoonvarna You can’t actually pass a road sign in County Clare marked for Lisdoonvarna without starting to sing the extremely catchy chorus… It’s impossible! You’re singing it in your head…

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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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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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