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Things to do and see in Galway, Ireland????

Things to do and see in Galway, Ireland????

Jun 28th, 2013, 06:07 PM
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Things to do and see in Galway, Ireland????

Suggestions for a 2 day stay, on our trip?? Like to hike (and walk), visit churches, shop and eat
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Jun 28th, 2013, 10:08 PM
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I get this email from www.exploringireland.net on a regular basis.

This was sent within the last week.

http://www.galwaymarket.ie/

Hopefully, this is somewhat helpful.
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Jun 28th, 2013, 10:22 PM
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Walking around the town centre is fun, as is listening to traditional music in the pubs -- we enjoys the Quays (pronounced "keys") for trad music and one night, trad dancing.

Eyre Square, a block or two off the main town walking area, was where JFK gave a speech -- there's a monument, if memory serves.

Also enjoyed the Claddagh area and walking along Galway Bay.

The Great Southern (hotel) on Eyre Square, also adjacent to train/bus station, has good dining and a downstairs pub as well.

If you've had enough walking around, eating, shopping, etc. in Galway there's always a day trip to the Aran Islands.
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Jun 30th, 2013, 12:57 PM
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Thanks for the information!
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Jun 30th, 2013, 03:36 PM
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Galway didn't really interest me, so we skipped it in favor of an overnight stay on Inishmore. We loved being there at night when the day-trippers were gone. (We ate in a pub with just some locals). We also loved being able to get a head-start on our bicycle touring before the day-trippers arrived the next day. By doing this, we managed to keep ahead of the tour groups and had places such as the Seven Churches all to ourselves.
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