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Ireland 2019: The Aran Islands, Part One

The Day after our trip to the Cliffs of Moher (see here) we visited the island of Inishmore, the largest of the three Aran Islands in the Atlantic Ocean just off Galway Bay. The Aran Islands are recognized as the … Continue reading

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Ireland 2019: Galway’s Magdalen Laundry

We ventured back and forth between Galway’s New Coach Station and our Eyre Square Townhouse hotel several times during our one-week stay in Galway. On one day we exited the bus station after our trip to the Cliffs of Moher … Continue reading

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Ireland 2019: The Siege of Dunguaire Castle

Ireland is a besieged nation. Its castles and walled cities have been besieged for centuries. The Norman conquest of Ireland began with the Siege of Wexford in 1169. The Cromwellian conquest was completed with the Siege of Galway in 1652. … Continue reading

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Ireland 2019: The Cliffs of Moher

It was our third day in Galway and the first of several days that we devoted to all day bus tours of areas nearby. On this day we decided to visit the Cliffs of Moher and other sites in County … Continue reading

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Ireland 2019: The Concert at St Nicholas’ Church in Galway

Most people who profess belief in the teachings of Jesus Christ call themselves Christians. And most Western European Christians call themselves either Catholics or Protestants. But not so for the members of the Church of Ireland. They call themselves Catholics … Continue reading

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Ireland 2019: Galway’s Riverside Walk

Our Tuesday walk began with our morning venture from our Eyre Street hotel to Eyre Square (see here) and continued down Galway’s Main Street (see here) all the way to the Spanish Arch at the mouth of the River Corrib. … Continue reading

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Ireland 2019: The Main Street of Galway

The main street of Galway starts at the west end of Eyre Square and goes downhill all the way to the water’s edge. Tourists go there to eat, drink, shop and people watch. Local Galwegians go there to eat, drink, … Continue reading

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