Leaving Dublin by bus it is only a few hours to Galway, Ireland. And having a three day Easter weekend it only made sense to take a trip over for the weekend. We arrived in the afternoon on Friday and after a bit of a misdirection checked into our hotel and spa. After which, we went to check out the town and the massive crowds roaming the streets. We lucked out in finding McDonagh’s where I had a fantastic fish and chips.
It turned out there was a food festival in town this weekend as well, so Saturday was spent exploring the town, eating food, and taking pictures. Galway is a total tourist town so performing any tasks did involve working through the crowds and past all the shops. But as tourist towns go, it really isn't a bad one as there is plenty to enjoy for everyone over a weekend.
It helped that the Irish weather was sunny and beautiful for the weekend.
|crowds at the market|
|crowds in the streets|
|more crowds in the streets|
|reading near the old Spanish arch|