12.09.2009

Eire 3_Galway

Finally, Galway city. You should listen to "Galway Girl" while looking at the photos. {It's gotta be the Steve Earle version ;) }

Claddagh ring museum/orignial maker or something like ^
Fish'n'chips at McDonagh's voted "Best in the world" by the Russian Navy.

We went inside a cathredalish church but most of my photos didn't turn out.

Tapestry in King's Head pub where we had dinner. The land the pub is on was given to the guy who executed King George during the English Revolution.
Dinner. Irish lamb stew oohh baby! Good stuff.

After dinner, we went to Taffee's Bar next door to hear live trad music. Haha. We could barely even hear ourselves. It was crammed full of guys who'd just graduated with their business degrees. One of the talking to John said "This is your first visit to a pub? You're gonna think Irishmen are crazy!" It was def a fun/interesting experience.

12.04.2009

Eire-3_Ennistymen

I didn't think anybody would really care to know about the trip but it seems this was a good idea. Good call Amber! =) So. Ireland continues...
Monday was a typical Irish drizzle. We planned on getting money, telling our families we were alive, Doolin cave (largest stalagmite in the world) and Galway. Our internet spot was a lovely french cafe called Ooh La La in Ennistymen, a town about 15min from Doolin. It's owned by Maria, who moved to Ireland from France and had opened her cafe 3 weeks before! Speak of perfect timing... After emailing our fams (and some of us checking football stats haha) we walked down to a river Sarah had found Saturday. Then we headed back to Doolin. The cave didn't open until 12 and we were already feeling hungry. So we skipped that and headed straight into Galway. (probably didn't need to do a post on Ennistymen but here it is anyway)
Lovely sunrise despite the rain.
Isn't it the loveliest little place?!

Sarah & her amazing hot chocolate.

We called it the Guinness River.
Ennistymen
The Irish military something or other had first dibs at the bank. Hence our wait in the cafe.
^this is how i looked most of the time. (photocred luke)
Shamrock! John found a whole bunch.


Closed till noon. On to Galway!