Exploring County Galway (or part thereof) : Travel Reminiscences

Exploring County Galway (or part thereof) : Travel Reminiscences

10 day self-drive tour of Ireland : October 2009

Map of Galway on previous post : I may repeat some scenic pics from breathtaking Connemara as featured in the 2009 post as it’s just amazing!!!



Clifden … P1090511P1090512-ClifdenP1090513P1090514P1090516P1090519Roundstone – a village well-known for a summer regatta of traditional Galway hookers (Galway’s traditional wooden sailing boats known as pucans and gleotogs – hookers in English.  They have broad black hulls, thick masts and white or rust-coloured sails)


Twelve Bens mountain range in distance ..

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Aughnanure Castle – a well-restored six storey tower house which clings to a rocky island on the River Drimneen

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Connemara National Park is made up of bogland, lakes and mountains in the heart of Connemara.  ‘Within its more than 2 000 ha (5,000 acres) are the four of the Twelve Bens, including Benbaun, the highest mountain in the range – 730m (2400ft).  It really is beautiful !!!  Lakes like mirrors  !!

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P1090374 (4)My next Ireland post will be Kylemore Abbey which, surprisingly enough, I haven’t done

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