Galway

GALWAY, IRELAND

25.05.2018 – 27.05.2018

I’ve been wanting to visit Ireland for a long time now. So naturally, the best time to visit the land flowing with Guinness and Jameson is when you are five months pregnant. While some stolen sips did confirm that yes, the Guinness really does taste better there, the lovely pubs were still so fun while drinking sparkling water and lemon. We spent a long weekend driving from Dublin to the west coast to visit the city of Galway. The key here is that we drove… well, Parker drove (bless him). It was quite the adjustment being on the left side of the road and got dicey a few times while rolling through the back country roads. All was well and we ate awesome food, heard fun music, and learned a lot about Irish history.

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The adventure begins with driving on the left side of the road (our guardian angels were working overtime for us, thanks team!)  

 

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Lunch in a Castle 

 

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Quay Street in Galway

 

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The next morning, we set off to drive south along the coast to visit the Cliffs of Moher. We enjoyed seeing the little villages along the way. The back roads were filled with beautiful walls covered with plantings. There were signs everywhere saying things like “Protect our Walls!” “Can you put a price on Irish heritage?” We didn’t care for how VERY narrow these winding roads were with no shoulders.

 

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Dunguaire Castle

 

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Approaching the Burren 

The Burren is a region of County Clare in the southwest of Ireland. It’s a karst landscape of bedrock incorporating a vast cracked pavement of glacial-era limestone, with cliffs and caves, fossils, rock formations and archaeological sites. On the Atlantic coast, the precipitous Cliffs of Moher are home to thousands of seabirds, including puffins. Nearby Doolin village is a renowned centre for traditional Irish music. — Source: Wikipedia

 

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The Cliffs of Moher – Absolutely beautiful

 

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It was just a little bit windy

 

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The dutiful photographer

 

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If you look very closely, each ledge is filled with sea birds 

 

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Being one with the cliffs aka naptime for Rachel and bb

 

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Near where we stopped for lunch (incredible beef stew) in the town of Doolin

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