Way back in February I went to Galway for a couple of days. While it was cold and rainy (not completely unexpected) I had a nice visit. The city is small, and easily walkable. I ended up going a day trip to Connemara during one of my days there so there are few spots in Galway I’d like to go back and explore further.
From my short visit my favourite area was the beautiful and lively Latin Quarter. There were a variety of shops, restaurants, and pubs, and plenty of street music. Unlike in Dublin where street musicians tend to play more modern songs (I hear lots of Ed Sheeran and Oasis walking along Grafton Street in Dublin) it was mostly Celtic music that I heard on the street of Galway.
Don’t forget there’s only a couple days left to enter my Ireland contest. I’m celebrating a year in Ireland by giving away some souvenirs and treats from here in Dublin. Enter here before August 20.
In other starting on Wednesday next week I’ll be Edinburgh, Scotland for a few days. It’ll be my first time visiting Edinburgh or anywhere in Scotland for that matter. I’m excited to check out The Fringe Festival, and see a bit of the city. If you have any recommendations for me while I’m in Edinburgh or Scotland let me know. I’ll be updating daily on Snapchat and Instagram so be sure to follow along.
While in Galway I stayed at the Galway City Hostel. This was a great budget accommodation close to the Galway bus station and train station. The dorms were clean, and modern, and there was a nice shared kitchen space. The hostel is about a 10 minute walk to the Latin Quarter. I paid for my own stay here, and really enjoyed it.
Have you been to Galway?