It’s goodbye to dinky Doolin and off to bohemian Galway where we’ll feast like chieftains. To whet the appetite, we’ll go through The Burren, 125 square miles of limestone rock. As it’s your last day, (boo hoo),we’re going to make it a memorable one with a guided tour of Galway’s medieval
streets before we hit the foodie trail. Duck in and out of brightly coloured shops, try on Claddagh Rings, Galway shawls and pass through The Spanish Arch to take in the famous Claddagh fishing village. With the wild Atlantic giving her up her treasures daily, it’s time to dabble in treacle scones or Wild Atlantic salmon and fresh Clarinbridge Oysters, while the stout is settling. So not only will you leave with full bellies, you’ll be crammed full of stories about Galway’s colourful past.
Your guides will direct you back to Dublin, via GoBus (price included in tour) and will arm you with tips and recommendations, if you plan to stay on in the Capital.
But if you’ve developed a grá (love) for Galway, you can always get a later bus. As some barstool philosopher put it, ‘sure there isn’t a pub in Galway you wouldn’t want to spend time in’. Estimated driving time 2 hours 30 minutes excluding stops
Victoria Hotel, Galway