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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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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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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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