Galway, 2011

Galway is a very interesting city. Its far more touristic than Cork, you can see tourist agencies and advertisements for Cliffs of Moher and Aran islands tours everywhere. Maybe it’s because Galway is located pretty much in the middle of the country and it’s an easy start point for exploring Ireland.

But due to the tourist interest sometimes it seems like the city center is only stylized to be all Celtic and Irish. A lot of buildings are made or rough stone decorated with brightly colored signboards with Gaelic letters and it’s not easy to see if it’s an actually old building or just a mask for the tourists. Who must love it )

There are 2-3 main streets in Galway, and they are full with pubs and restaurants – literally in every building there is a place to eat or drink. In the evening the streets are full with people, there are musicians playing different instruments, and the streets are full with the holiday atmosphere.

It’s far more interesting to go outside of the center and to walk along the residential areas, to visit the Galway cathedral and to walk along the small river. Which we did this time we were there. I will post more pictures later )

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  • http://fiveeurofood.com Charles Smith

    What a quaint place – looks very fun! (Also – old rules should dictate that since it has a cathedral, it’s a city, rather than a town, in case you were wondering).

  • http://fiveeurofood.com Charles Smith

    What a quaint place – looks very fun! (Also – old rules should dictate that since it has a cathedral, it’s a city, rather than a town, in case you were wondering).

    • http://www.blackiewarner.com Blackie Warner

      Very interesting! I didn’t know that!

      Hmmm, but for example Cobh has a cathedral as well ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cobh_Cathedral) but still its a town. Why so?.. Maybe it depends on the cathedral somehow?

      When I was learning English my teacher told us, that a town is a small city. It confused be all the time since then (

    • http://www.blackiewarner.com Blackie Warner

      Very interesting! I didn’t know that!

      Hmmm, but for example Cobh has a cathedral as well ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cobh_Cathedral) but still its a town. Why so?.. Maybe it depends on the cathedral somehow?

      When I was learning English my teacher told us, that a town is a small city. It confused be all the time since then (