Galway is a unique city in the west of Ireland full of cobbled and medieval streets, great cafes, restaurants, pubs and it has the beach ! All in all a great city break in Ireland
Europe3 days / October 2018
Highs & Lows
Pub hopping to experience traditional Irish music, dance, fun and Guiness sampling
Can rain a lot so dress appropriately
Direct Bus from Dublin Airport or Shannon Airport - Or even better hop on a train. Tickets can be bought online and times are frequent to support reasonable travel times. Stay at one of the many top rated city hotels that are within walking distance of all the cities amenities. Flannerys Hotel is 1-2km from the centre and is an enjoyable walk or Jurys Inn at the bottom of shop street will eliminate the walk and will cost slightly extra. A 3/4 night stay is appropriate.
When visiting in October you have to make sure you plan for the Macnas Halloween parade. The largest free event for Halloween brings thousands of people to the street to see the best parade in the country. See https://www.galwaytourism.ie/event/macnas-halloween-parade/
Q & A
What would you have changed?
Pack a Rain Jacket ! - and I would book my accommodation more in advance and things book fast around this time (Halloween City Break)
Anything go wrong during the trip?
More Rain than usual so again Rain jacket !
How was the food?
What tips would you give a friend?
Rain Jacket !
Rain Gear and quick drying clothes. One warm jacket/jumper Ireland is on the edge of western Europe - you need to keep warm.
Book tickets online - they are usually a little cheaper and there is less risk of the being sold out while trying to pay on the bus
How much you will like the Guinness and the friendly pub atmosphere where anyone and everyone is a friend no matter age /race/gender.
Use Booking.com and Ryan Air to book accommodation and flights. If you want to book a train use : https://www.irishrail.ie/en-ie/