2.5 hour drive later from Dublin and the Mooneys arrived in Galway. The town is a little smaller than Dublin, but we were excited to explore the country side. During our two day stay, we went on a few day trips – traveling through little villages and towns and up and down the mountain sides!

FOOD

Ahh yes food. Galway is known for its seafood and I have to say, my stomach was quite happy. Also, many of the restaurants had gluten free options or were at least aware of celiac. I did not go hungry on this trip!

I love you Boston, you know I do, but I had some of the most delicious seafood chowder in Doolin. And yes, it was filled with lots of seafood…salmon, prawns, white fish and mussels.

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Let me see your mussels…

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ADVENTURES

During our first full day, we drove about an hour along the coast to the beautiful Cliffs of Moher. Absolutely breathtaking and a must take trip. Green stretches beyond what your eyes can see and the wind is constantly blowing your hair around 🙂 – such a refreshing breeze.

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While we were in Doolin, which is just along the coast, we got ourselves some Irish sweaters!

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The next day, we headed north towards Cong. Dad found that one of his distant cousins lived in the area, and we were going to stop by for a quick visit! They have a lovely home and invited us in for coffee.

Aww and their dogs, well Kiara and I wanted to take them home 🙂

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It was so nice to see how happy my Dad was to connect with his family – I think it made his day 🙂

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We then swung by the castle in the village, which is actually a hotel. Elegant, elegant, elegant. The pictures tell the true beauty of the grounds.

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Well, that’s it for Galway folks. Remember, life’s too short not to make time for good food, good wine, family, friends and great adventures.