Fenechs et al in Ireland: On to Galway

28 04 2011

On leaving Kerry, we made our way up to Galway, stopping first at the Cliffs of Moher:

The Cliffs of Moher

The Cliffs of Moher

My honest opinion? Yes the cliffs are impressive, but that is what they are…just cliffs. I would certainly not pay 6Eur just to stand on the top of the cliff. In fact we took the advice of the Lonely Planet guide and parked slightly further down from the visitor centre, and walk to the cliff side, where you can get such impressive views of the Cliffs of Moher nonetheless 🙂

The Fenechs at the Cliffs of Moher

The Fenechs at the Cliffs of Moher

We then drove through The Burren, which looks quite similar to the Mediterranean landscape of garrigue, and made our way to Galway. This time we were staying at Griffin Lodge. This place is just next to the city centre, such that we could walk to the main street within 5 minutes, making it quite convenient. However the rooms were much smaller, although sufficient for our needs. We settled in and made our way to Galway city, which was full of people who had come out on Easter Saturday to enjoy the beautiful weather.

Busy Galway Street

Busy Galway Street

We had some lunch/dinner and walked around the city, did some shopping (supposedly for Ann, but ended up buying clothes for myself too…and Ann and I now have identical tops weee…we haven’t had any for ages) and then went for the Easter Sunday service at St. Mary’s Priory. This time it was much more to my liking, as the service was short but to the point.

At this point we again walked to the city centre for some food/pints before going back to the B&B. We planned to hear some Irish music, but most venues were too full and were playing more ‘commercial Irish music’ with a guitar.

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2 05 2011
Ireland Trip with the Fenechs « Rantings from Afar

[…] 7 in total) descended on Ireland towards the end of April. My sister has already written about all that we did on her blog, so I won’t bore you with all the details of what we did when. But what […]

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