One of the best parts about living in Ireland is the ease and ability to travel about the country. Galway is just a short bus trip away from Dublin and perfect for a day trip. The city is on the east coast of Ireland and is known for the Claddagh ring, rainy days, and and Aran sweaters.
The coach station drops you off a little north of city center and across from the tourist city center. It puts you within walking distance of the tourist center, so if you want to plan you trip when you get there you will have tons of resources and help available. The main attractions in Galway are not too far away either; like Shop Street, Hight Street, Quay Street, Nimmo's Pier, Galway Cathedral, Kennedy Park, and all the local pubs.
While a day in Galway is enough time to enjoy the day, get a good irish stew, and take in the sights; it definitely is not enough time to do everything. Some other great places to go in Galway if you are there for more than a day are Salthill (for cafes and promenade walks), The Aran Islands, or a outing to the Cliffs of Moher and Doolin.
xx A Traveler's Bliss | Grace Anne
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