The week that was

I’ve had such an amazing week. Probably one of the best I’ve had in a long time. Mid-week was a trip to Dublin and Friday was a trip to Galway, it’s funny how everything happens at the same time but it was all great. The Dublin trip was meself and himself. We hardly ever go […]

The Irish Workhouse Centre

Warning, you may find this post upsetting. I went along to the Irish Workhouse Centre in Portumna, Co. Galway. As I arrived a bell from a nearby church was tolling, the sky was a dull grey and the wind was blowing the cheerful pink Heritage Week flags around against the stark exterior of the workhouse […]

Kylemore Abbey and getting lost

I was up bright and early today. I’ve had it in my head for a while that I wanted to go to Kylemore Abbey, I’ve never been there so I was intrigued. I also wanted to check out where my Nan was from in Connemara but nothing really ever goes to plan. I left the […]

A trip down memory lane

I was in Galway for a few hours today to see the moon…more about that in another post but while I was there I took a walk to my old stomping ground of Woodquay where my Nan lived. It’s strange because the house looks the same from the front and although there’s now an extension […]

Sunday Thoughts – The Galway Years

A bit of a different direction with this blog post. I’m not usually one for reminiscing but sometimes I look back and delve into this box of memories in my head and thought I may as well write about them. My parents were both born in Galway and moved when they were in their early […]

Good Friday in Galway

We headed back to Galway yesterday to visit the Food Festival, thankfully Bus Eireann were back running, after a strike of almost three weeks, so we were able to get there fairly early.