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Aug 21, 2011 - You have some gall way

We sadly waved as George departed on his bus connection to Dublin to catch a ride back to Austin. Our journeys together the past couple weeks were filled with adventures, good food, laughter, and did I mention 20 kilometer walks in the rain. And now there are three - Rosemary, Lidia & I. So what better way to begin by going to another different city - Galway here we come. Very pleasant city whose center is very walkable with lots to see. In fact, on a spur of the moment impulse, we joined a University of Ireland lecture and walk that...

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Aug 20, 2011 - Galway, Ireland

From Doolin we drove along the coast to Galway, enjoying the views of sea and more of limestone landscape of The Burren. We spent a couple nights at College Crest Guest B&B in Galway, a lovely place with good breakfast. We spent our evenings listening to music at the lively, local An Pucan Pub. Saturday night we even got in a little dancing here . An Pucan takes its name from a class of Galway hooker, a traditional fishing boat. One of these boats has been restored and integrated into the pub. The entertainers perform from inside the boat...

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Aug 10, 2011 - Galway

Galway will forever be know as where Anna and Telka gained 10 kilograms each! Thanks to the Galway races, the town was in party mode and naturally we joined in. Realistically we didn't go to the races and we only went out one of the three night. Nevertheless enough was consumed to last us a long winters hibernation. In amongst the indulging, we managed to head to the Burren (the limestone hills region) and to the cliffs of moher (the most spectacular and touristy spot in Ireland). Thankfully our visit to Galway was made complete by more...

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Jun 22, 2011 - Ennis / Galway

Day started with a stop at Poulanbrone Dolmen, otherwise known as the Portal Tomb or sex stone, this stone in one of Irelands most photographed ancient monuments.  Next stop was the Faerie Ring, a mythical home to the faeries.  Here we walked around the ring (tree lined built up circle) clockwise,  making a wish at the end.  It is said that if you walk inside the ring, or throw/piss into the ring you/bus will receive back luck. A drive along Cork Screw Road for a glimpse of the view over Galway Bay, then we drove through Lisdoonvarna.  A...

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Jun 8, 2011 - The Connemaras

Today we transfer to Galway. We travel straight through the city and take the coastal route through the Connemaras. Once we leave the seaside suburbs we come to the amazing landscape of the ‘rocks’. The land is undulating – all humps and hollows – and covered in rocks. Rock fences divide the land into small blocks. Some are cleared with homes on them the others are empty or have a few cattle grazing. The rocks extend up the sides of the mountains. Certainly anyone born into farming here would be picking up rocks from age one to when they...

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May 25, 2011 - Irish Land Sharks

The last 3 days in Galway have proved interesting. A man in the hotel elevator said that he’s never seen a May like this, with all the wind and rain. Yet it hasn’t dampened our spirits or sense of adventure. Now we know what the west is like in the wind and rain. However we did not hike today in Connemara National Park. If we had better pants maybe we would have braved it, but with only rain coats, our legs would have been soaked through. This decision to not get out of the car much afforded all the more time to lose our damn minds. It is...

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May 24, 2011 - Buying Tarts in Galway

Not a lot to report today. The wind was still high enough that they cancelled the ferry to the Aran Islands, and the flights were also grounded. It is a bit of a blessing in disguise as due to all our blundering about, we're both feeling a little run down. As much as we want to see and do as much as possible, there's no point seeing and doing it bleary and delirious. I can't think of a better town than Galway to kick back and take it easy. Further, we had a lot of housekeeping to tend to as well. Let's start with the ton of laundry. We...

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May 23, 2011 - Rivers Running Up and the Cows of Mooer

Today was a long travel day. From Killarney to Galway. Not a to mention the side trip to Cliffs of Moher. Nor the fact that I had Bill driving me all over the Burren looking for stone circle forts, beehives () and other markers of many days gone by. Leaving Killarney was like leaving Western Cork; bitter sweet. There is much to see ahead of us, but I could have lingered many more days in the area. There are more hikes, more trails to bike, and more roads for us to ramble down on a mad adventure. Perhaps another time. As we rolled along...

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Apr 30, 2011 - The Emerald Isle

Hi Everyone Well what can we say about Ireland. The scenery is spectacular. Driving around the peninsula’s it changes with every bend and turn in the road. Emerald green pastures with bright gold gorse dotted with sheep, moss covered mountain slopes, rocky outcrops, sheer cliffs dropping into the sea. Villages of brightly coloured houses painted peach, salmon pink, lilac and sky blue nestle in the valleys. The hedgerows are full of flowering wild garlic, along with primroses and may blossom. We’ve seen our first English bluebells in...

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Apr 29, 2011 - Galway & Aran Islands

Friday morning we had a nice breakfast at our hotel. There are many choices of fresh fruits and homemade, hearty breads. There are also omelets and other breakfast items that are served individually. After breakfast we walked a few blocks to catch the bus that would take us to the Aran Islands. (It was nice not to be driving : ) The bus took us to a dock where we boarded our ship for the one hour ride to Inishmore, the largest of the three islands. This island has been well-protected and isolated for many centuries. The traditional Irish...

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Ireland/Scotland

Apr 19, 2011 - Land of the Leprechaun

Last Monday, we woke with a brainwave...Lets go to Ireland...So we did. We raced to the train station to catch the midday train to Holhead, only to miss it by 5 minutes. This then meant we missed the 5pm ferry to Dublin. We had to wait to catch the 2:30am ferry...YAY! We spent our first two days in Dublin. We started off by visiting the Kilmainham gaol. We learned a lot about the history between England and Ireland here. The next stop was the 'Guiness Store House'...We couldn't come to Ireland without having a pint of guiness and what...

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Tess and Jono 2011

Apr 17, 2011 - Galway

So I spent last night in Galway. The hostels here are more than double what I have been paying. I went to a pub yesterday for about an hour. The music was good. The musicians were quite nice, and funny. It really wasn't my scene though. It was loud and crowded and there were no seats. I had to stand near the musicians which also happened to be near the door. After getting jostled for an hour by everyone entering and leaving I had to bow out. If it was just the music and maybe half the people I could hang. Anyway I am resting today and...

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Kia Shnette 2010

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