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Trips to Galway

  • 17-08-2010 11:30am
    Registered Users Posts: 5

    hi all. want to take a trip to the cliffs, never been in the west, what to see, where to stay, need a family friendly place, not too expensive, traveling by car, also want to see Galway - all that in one day. thanks to all whoever replies


  • Registered Users Posts: 495 ✭✭ciaranmac

    There's a prehistoric dolmen in Poulnabrone (sp?) but I don't know exact directions - google it. If you're in Galway city the aquarium is worth a look in, and St Nicholas church as well. Also Dunguaire castle in Kinvara is on your way and Coole Park is nearby.

  • Registered Users Posts: 81,224 ✭✭✭✭biko

    There's plenty if you google

    That said, Connemara national park, Salthill and trips to Burren are recommended.

  • Registered Users Posts: 742 ✭✭✭mayotom

    Drive into Galway, take the Spidal road and make your way to Roundstone for Lunch, take the coast road around to ballyconeely and into Cliffden, then take a trip down Sky road from the Centre, Continue in the direction of Letterfrack and the Connemara national Park. Then proceed towards Leenane and Westport, Stop at Kylemore abbey, its a must see. Then into Leenane, take the Westport road but after 2-3 km there is a turn for Louisburgh through the Delphi Valley, its is one of the most beautiful valleys in Europe. from here continue the circle around Crogh Patrick and into Westport and drive home from there..

    would be a long day and take in a lot, the reality is that the same trip could be spread out over a week and still not get bored.

    IMHO these areas are the most scenic in Ireland and best off all they are unspoilt and peaceful.