Top Tips for a Grand Weekend in Galway City

Top Tips for a Grand Weekend in Galway City

Galway – steeped in music and history; filled with friendly folk, festivals and crammed with cosy pubs, culture and craic. Get yourself to Galway; City of Tribes, Vibes and the time of your lives…

Long Walk from the Claddagh

We arrived for a weekend in Galway while the Volvo Ocean Race was in town, the crews resting before the next gruelling stage. The race boats were moored in the quay, masts clinking and brightly coloured logos adding a dash of colour to the dock. The town was jam-packed and the crews up for some serious R&R after the long haul race across the Atlantic from Boston. The party mood seeped out of the dock weaving its way into Galway’s side streets and cobbled medieval alleyways. Traditional Irish music spilled from the doorways of colourful pubs and bars; nimble-fingered fiddlers raced against the beat of bodhrán drums, toes tapped and the revelry flourished. (more…)