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Using Galway as a Base for Daytrips

Indulge in a little cemetery tourism in Galway, Ireland, with a visit to New Cemetery, Bohermore. Photo credit: M. Ciavardini

Indulge in a little cemetery tourism in Galway, Ireland, with a visit to New Cemetery, Bohermore. Photo credit: M. Ciavardini

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.

The Spanish arch in Galway was constructed in the 1500s. Photo credit: M. Ciavardini

The Spanish arch in Galway was constructed in the 1500s. Photo credit: M. Ciavardini

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.

Boats in Galway near the Spanish arch. Photo credit: M. Ciavardini

Boats in Galway near the Spanish arch. Photo credit: M. Ciavardini

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

—Lori Tripoli

A sweet indulgence at the Huntsman Inn in Galway, Ireland. Photo credit: M. Ciavardini

A sweet indulgence at the Huntsman Inn in Galway, Ireland. Photo credit: M. Ciavardini

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