From the east coast, we left the busy streets of Dublin to explore the harbor city of Ireland’s west shore-Galway City. If you are a big fan of Ed Sheeran, you must have heard Galway in one of his popular songs-Galway Girl. Well, apart from the pretty ladies of this city, Galway is also known for its tourist attractions.
What is the best way to start the day in Galway? For a food lover like me, I’d say satisfying my empty stomach with full Irish breakfast! Consists of sausage, tomato, egg, bacon, beans, black pudding, tea or coffee, and toast, this will be enough to fuel up your body before you commence your exploration of the city.
After a heavy breakfast, stroll around the colorful city to burn those extra calories. Visit shops to find cheap souvenirs you can give to your friends. Have a little chat with the locals and you will appreciate how friendly they are! You can also search for accommodation while walking around.
Constructed on the west bank of the River Corrib, this Christian church is a home to a vibrant municipal. The Galway Cathedral is just a few minutes’ walk from the City Centre and is open to visitors from 0830 to 1830 on most days. The cathedral also holds summer concerts yearly which usually takes place in the months of July and August.
Another thing to not miss when visiting the harbor city is the Galway Bay. The scenic view of the bay, the sunrise or sunset and the boats moving or anchored is so picturesque. Other than that, the colorful houses made me feel cheerful and optimistic. There are also several birds and swans flocking in the area. It just feels so relaxing to witness all of these while you walking or just having a nice sit along the bay.
Galway City Museum
Within close range to the Galway Bay is an institution of a variety of interests. Adjacent to the Spanish Arch, Galway City Museum exhibits a display of collections relating to Galway history including pre-historic and medieval Galway. Visitors’ knowledge of archaeology, history and marine life will be enriched as the three-floor building showcases informative displays pertaining to such field of study.
There are many scenic places to explore in Galway which we plan to explore the next time. For more road trips and adventures, visit Roadtrips and Rainbows.