One morning, a couple of weeks ago, we hit the bog roads of Connemara to walk the dogs when we discovered that overnight the countryside must have been overtaken by spiders. We were shocked by the amount of cobwebs that literally covered the gorse bushes everywhere in sight. I am not sure what exactly happened or where all those spiders came from but they spun those webs with the speed of light. Believe me or not but every single gorse bush was wrapped in webs. Thick, sparkly, Connemara webs. It was absolutely fantastic walking along the road through the white softness of the fog, enjoying the hushed silence and staring at […]
Join Standún in Spiddal and the Craic on the eve of Galway Culture Night 2017 for YARN – where traditional meets contemporary in this exclusive evening of style and entertainment! Standun Spiddal will showcase some of the wonderful Irish products they stock in their globally recognised store as well as guest food, fashion and beauty suppliers. Arrive at a Cocktail and Poitin reception and enjoy a fabulous evening at this landmark Galway store. Meet and greet Irish Fashion Innovation Award Double Winner Deirdre Duffy who will showcase how she works and some of her beautiful designs from Wild Cocoon. View the Autumn Winter Collection from Standun with models from Catwalk Modelling […]
Hallorans in Oughterard have opened the Spring 2017 season with 7 Course Menu tasting Evening Thursday 23rd February. The Restaurant and Cafe business replaced Murphy’s in the premises in the centre of Oughterard. In 2016 the place reopens as Hallorans with new owner Xin Sun, the Chinese restauranteur with 9 years experience as head chef in 4 star luxury Ballinahinch Castle. Xin has managed to bring to town where Connemara begin his great skills and experience to create the culinary gem on the shores of Corrib. He proved it with his sense for the taste and decoration last Thursday for sure. As we learned everything except the mustard is prepared in […]
I have to say that when I woke up at 5.30am this morning and I heard the rain dancing on the roof, I didn’t really feel that inspired to walk the dogs. A few hot cups of coffee later I donned my rain gear and I was ready to go. When you have a couple of huge boxer dogs waiting for you impatiently in the other room you have no time to waste. Imagine my pleasant surprise when I put my nose out and I found out it had actually stooped raining. Yay!! And this is how me and the boys, we had the perfect Connemara May Bank Holiday Walk. Have […]
“When you are old and gray and full of sleep And nodding by the fire, take down this book, And slowly read, and dream of the soft look Your eyes had once, and of their shadows deep;” –William Bu… Source: A Wee Bit of Magic as St. Patrick’s Day Nears
I am sure I am not the only one that keeps opening the weather app hoping to see a smiling sun and a break in the clouds. Honestly, what is happening with the weather?!? I don’t mind a bit of rain and I really don’t care much if it is a bit cloudy but it’s the horrid wind that is killing me!! Actually most of my best photos I have taken in bad weather or drizzling rain. It really makes a difference in the colours in nature and the sparkling raindrops sure spruce up everything and make it classy. But hey, I am not in the mood to describe the positive […]
Happy 2016 Galway when flying around list time over Arran IslandsInishmore we have noticed there is nothing more interesting further west. Landing in Galway for Brand New Year of the CRAIC again. There is history of civilisation here recorded 3,500 years before St. Pat hit the ground and sent the snakes to discover new world for expanding ideas from Europe and dismiss the civilisation forming in America until 1492. Happy New Year based on roots of the most western place which the oldest civilisation expanding over EuroAzia found the reason to stay and have some CRAIC! With regards Darius Ivan and the team of the CRAIC.
by Jane Walsh @irishcentral. Evidence shows that top tourist spot Connemara, in County Galway, is “slowly drowning” and slipping into the sea, according to an expert. Southern Ireland’s crust is being levered downwards by “isostatic rebound,” where land mass that was depressed by the huge weight of ice sheets during the last glacial period rises, the Connacht Tribune reported. This means that northern parts of Ireland are rising while southern areas, such as Connemara, are going down. Welsh-based geologist Jonathon Wilkins came up with his findings while investigating the South Connemara coastline while on vacation in Connemara. Source: Connemara is slipping into the sea says geologist
Some of the best pubs to go in Galway are: The King’s head (live music every night!), The Front Door (cheap but very tasty 3 course menu’s, and great for parties too!) and the Skeff Bar.