Last weekend was our 5 year wedding anniversary so imagine my surprise to hear dear hubby had managed to plan a weekend away to the beautiful west of Ireland in Galway.
For those of you who don’t know, Galway city was my very first introduction to Ireland. It was where I did my graduate studies (Go NUIG!), landed my very first Irish job and met my first true love (awwwww).
So off we went on a road trip making good time from Kerry in about 2 hours. We checked into our hotel and off we went into the city. Galway will always be a magical place to me. It is not called the walking city for nothing. We did not need our car once (well excluding an early morning run to McDonalds for breaky) and so we walked around for hours. We checked out all our old haunts like McDonaghs fish and chips, strolled by the Spanish Arch, and reminisced over the smoke house burger in what used to be Eddie Rockets (now called something else but the menu is still the same). We sat down for a rest in Eyre Square and watched to all the buskers and musicians on shop street. I love vintage stuff so we tried to find some of them in the city center to no avail. This even after checking the locations online. We perused the used books in Charlie Byrne’s bookshop as well as hitting up Easons for a literary treat.
All in all it was a great trip and after two days of walking, we were glad for our comfy beds, a bottle of wine and a good night sleep. We have now decided that if we ever win the lottery, we’ll gladly leave it all behind for the magic of Galway city.