At the head of beautiful Galway Bay is gorgeous Galway City. Home of
the Cladagh ring and one of the great institutions of higher learning,
UCG - University College Galway, the city is bustling. It is one of
the fastest growing cities in Ireland and a mecca for college students
during the summer when at night the streets are filled with entertainers
and wanderers. Be sure to try McDonough's Fish & Chips just by the Cladagh
Bridge - they are the best in Ireland.
The Burren can be seen from Galway (click on the picture to view a slideshow).
Norman Castle erected in 1235.
A six-story tower built around 1500.
The name itself conjures up a vision of its rugged beauty. The contrasts
are amazing and any trip to Connemara will invaribly take you longer
than you planned and more film than you intended.
O'Hara's Homestead Farm
An 8-acre farm, run as it was in the 1840s.
Restored 16th-century castle overlooking Galway Bay, and former home
of Oliver St. John Gogarty.
Possibly one of the most photographed places in Ireland is just 45 minutes
from the Farm. The Abbey is still home to the nuns who run the Castle
gift shop and operate the Abbey as a private boarding school for girls.
A gorgeous hotel now, the castle is one of the more modern - only 200
years old. The grounds and golf course are open to the public and you
can take a cruise on the lake in one of the tour boats to get a water
view of the property.
Barnacle House Museum
The smallest museum in Ireland, once the home of the wife of James Joyce.
Thatched cottage of Padraig Pearse, the executed leader of the 1916
Large, fortified house built in the 17th century, overlooking Lough
Recreational park created around an ancient 16th-century caslte.
Ancient Norman Tower and adjoining cottages, home to W.B. Yeats in the