What a whirlwind the last few days have been! Last we left off, Shannon and Teresa were here for about a day and a half before we picked up and headed into greener pastures- Ireland!
We had a late afternoon flight, which had us touching down in Dublin at 7 pm before quickly getting on a bus to head right to Galway. Although the bus ride was an additional 2.5 hours, we thought it was best to do it that night so we could spend the entire next day exploring Galway. We had grand hopes of seeing at least 3 cities, but with only 4 days and the bus as our only form of transportation (aint nobody got time to rent a car in a country where they drive on the left AND sit on the right….accident waiting to happen), after extensive research, we decided to do Galway for one day, a trip to the Cliffs of Moher for one day, and spend 1.5 days in Dublin. A quick trip, but we sure did pack in a lot of fun stuff!
We arrived late at night on Friday, checked into our hostel (Galway City Hostel, if you’re interested. Highly recommended!), went and had a quick drink at the pub across the street, and headed to bed. Bright and early the next morning, we started with breakfast.
I fell in love with that Irish Brown Bread! Our hostel had fresh loaves every morning, so a few pieces with some Irish butter did the trick for holding us over until lunch. I even brought a couple of loaves back with me 😉
And then we headed back the other way for a 7 km walk along the water that was recommended by the hostel. The views were breathtaking. All of the following photos are basically the same, but they are all so pretty so I want to share.
About halfway through our walk, our stomachs really started to say it was lunchtime, so we made a stop for some (really, really good) wraps before continuing our walk through town. We stopped for a few minutes to listen to this band play and they were incredible. Their name is The Band Anna if you’re interested. If Ireland does anything right, it’s their abundance of really great live music!!
A little while later, we stopped for some super strong coffee (pretty sure we had triple shot macchiatos). Fueled up and ready to go, we switched to something a little more Irish….
We made our way to dinner a little while later and had one of the best meals of our trip. Of course I don’t know the name of the restaurant, but we were served delicious carrot (?) soup and Irish brown bread, and then second courses of our choice.
I’m all for drinking beer, but these pint-sized beers are no joke!! My stomach could hardly handle all of the liquid. Shannon and Teresa have that Irish blood, so they did better than I did haha. By the end of the night, we were completely wiped, but super excited for the trip the next day!