Using Galway as a Base for Daytrips
Our time in Galway is limited—we will use the place as a base, a place to sleep and keep our gear while we explore nearby Cong. Staying at Flannery’s Hotel, we take a quick drive through Galway, checking off the Spanish Arch, built in the 1500s, peruse a few boats, and cruise what is incongruously called ‘New Cemetery, Bohermore,’ a peaceful resting ground that looks on the older side rather than the new and neighbors a somewhat more vibrant soccer field.
Afterward, we head to the very popular Huntsman Inn, where one of us orders a healthful salad and then splurges on Irish coffee and a brownie (and if that brownie just happens to arrive with a side of ice cream, so be it!). This brownie and this coffee are worth the splurgeindulgence.
The next day, back in Galway for the evening, we choose the Trapper’s Inn for some Guinness and fish and chips. Next, we are off to Dublin, with a couple of frolics and detours.
The Huntsman Inn, 164 College Road, Galway, Ireland
The Trapper’s Inn, Tuam Road, Galway, Ireland
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