You won’t lack for things to do in Galway… we happened to be there during the Galway Arts Festival week, which takes place every year in July. It features artists from around the world in every field of art–theater, dance, music, film, comedy, visual arts, and more. The city also provides lots of venues for shopping, dining, sightseeing and entertainment, and it’s an excellent home base for day trips to visit places like Kylemore Abbey and Connemara National Park.
After a couple of nights there we headed to Killarney… with a few stops along the way, of course. We visited Dunguaire Castle, which is a beautifully restored 16th century castle in Kinvara, and then stopped for lunch at a little seaside restaurant recommended to us by one of the staff members at The g Hotel. (Almost everyone we encountered during our trip was very friendly, so I highly recommend asking the locals for their suggestions on places to eat and visit).
From there, we were on our way to see the famed Cliffs of Moher. This is a truly breathtaking natural attraction, and sadly, the weather and our dinky camera did not cooperate to do it justice in the pictures. Whatever the weather may be, though, it’s definitely worthwhile to visit the Cliffs.
After a tasty dinner at a small pub in Adare, we drove the rest of the way to Killarney. Total driving time without stops would have been about 3 hours, but since we stopped to eat lunch and visit the Castle and Cliffs, it took most of the day. I’ll be reviewing the hotel we stayed in next, so stay tuned for my next post!
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