Galway + The West

Galway + The West Travel Guide

Articles about Galway + The West

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Medieval churches, cobblestoned streets, and endless olive groves: head to these small European towns to discover a country’s soul.

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Hotels in Galway + The West

A 784-year-old stone castle with 20th-century additions that recently reopened after a $75 million renovation. The 350-acre lakeside estate starred in John Ford's The Quiet Man, was the private residence of Sir Benjamin Lee Guinness (oh yes, that guiness) and now entertains a di

Restaurants in Galway + The West

Just south of Galway, Ireland, on a weir beside a creek that runs into Galway Bay, this 18th-century tavern-all burnished wood and thatch-was immortalized in the Seamus Heaney poem "Oysters":
Our shells clacked on the plates
My tongue was a filling estuary

Things to do in Galway + The West

Avoid the tour bus–clogged Ring of Kerry for its neighbor to the North, County Clare, home to the dramatic Cliffs of Moher rising more than 700 feet from the crashing Atlantic waves; the weirdly eroded limestone landscape of the Burren, where prehistoric slab tombs perch on the rocky flatlands li