Ireland

Galway

Galway Girl by Steve Earle

Well, I took a stroll on the old long walk
Of a day -i-ay-i-ay 
I met a little girl and we stopped to talk
Of a fine soft day -i-ay-i-ay

And I ask you, friend, what’s a fella to do
‘Cause her hair was black and her eyes were blue
And I knew right then I’d be takin’ a whirl
‘Round the salthill prom with a Galway girl

We were halfway there when the rain came down
Of a day -i-ay-i-ay
And she asked me up to her flat downtown
Of a fine soft day -i-ay-i-ay

And I ask you, friend, what’s a fella to do
‘Cause her hair was black and her eyes were blue
So I took her hand and I gave her a twirl
And I lost my heart to a Galway girl

When I woke up I was all alone
With a broken heart and a ticket home

And I ask you now, tell me what would you do
If her hair was black and her eyes were blue
I’ve traveled around I’ve been all over this world
Boys I ain’t never seen nothin’ like a Galway girl

The Hardiman

An Iconic Galway Landmark With An Intriguing History
Standing proudly on the famous Eyre Square since 1852, The Hardiman Hotel offers generous hospitality with a familiar, easy charm that makes guests feel right at home. For over a century and a half, this Grand Old Lady has played host to many notable guests and countless special occasions.
The Hardiman Website

Driving to Galway, we stopped at the Durty Nelly’s and the Cliffs of Moher.

Durty Nelly’s

Very touristy, but a great place to stop for a bite!  Bunratty Castle is next door.

Cliffs of Moher

For 14 km along the coast of County Clare there are magnificent cliffs that were formed over 320 million years ago.  Not for the faint of heart, these cliffs are vertical.

There are more than 20 species of nesting birds including 9 species of breeding seabirds.  Up to 30,000 breeding pairs of seabirds are found annually at the Cliffs of Moher.

Out and About in Galway

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Sean’s Bar

Leaving Galway, we stopped at Sean’s Bar in Athlone, which is the oldest pub in Ireland dating back to 900 AD.  Covering the walls are badges, license plates and money from all over the world.



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