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Day 38 - Galway

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I must admit that I am starting to tire with the constant moving and getting from A to B. So I am looking forward to coming home, sleeping in my own bed and just doing bugger all for a few days.

Today we left Clara and headed to Galway. I don’t recall going to Galway previously, so it is a new experience. Anyway we are staying in an Airbnb and it really central to town. It is always a bit of guessing game in these sorts of accommodation. Unless the host comes right out and says so, you never really know what you can or can’t do inside the place. In B&B and hotels you know where you stand, but each Airbnb is different.

Galway is a rather smallish city. It is an university city and that add some life to the place, but most of the tourist things are the drives north and south of the city. In town itself there are still ancient parts (1240) and interesting buildings, but it is not a place that would make you want to linger for more than 2 days.

The weather in Ireland has never been great. Not cold, but rare to see the sun and a constant overcast skies and cool weather (the shorts have only come out once). In Galway and most of the west coast the weather is rarely good with constant drizzle and cool winds. However I have to take my hat off to the locals. Its June - so it must be summer and they dress in mini-skirts – bare midriffs and arms and I have a scarf and wind jacket on.

At night we went to pub to listen to irish music and did a little jig.

Posted by Neileeann 11:32 Archived in Ireland

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