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Saturday 3 November 2018

Galway Girl

Hi everyone,

I recently took a little trip to Galway city and I honestly loved it so thought I would leave a little travel guide for anybody thinking of going for a few days or a weekend away.

Stay at... 

The Forster court hotel

We spent two days here mid-week and it was so nice. Its bang in the centre so literally just around the corner from Eyre square so everything is within walking distance. The hotel was renovated last year and the interiors are fab. We stayed in Galway a few years ago and the hotel was a little bit outside the centre. In saying that it was probably not even 10 minutes by car but we didn't venture in to the city for a night out. The hotel was lovely too (the G hotel) so we just stayed and enjoyed that in the evenings and had our meals and drinks there, but I preferred it so much being in walking distance to bars and restaurants this time around.

The Forster is also attached to the most beautiful hyde bar which houses the biggest gin bar in Ireland. The interiors in Hyde are amazing as you can see in some of my photos. We had dinner and drinks there our first night and the bar was so nice we went back the second evening just for one aswell.
Breakfast is also served in hyde when you stay in the hotel, the portions are massive and exactly what you need after a few too many drinks the night before.

Where to eat...

Hyde bar- steak was divine here! 

The front door pub - I got the nicest caesar salad here.

Dough bro's - So many people recommended here but we actually didn't go. I am a major chips lover and they didn't do chips! Silly I know but you don't wanna see me when I get hangry.

Cupan tae - If you are going to Galway with the girls or just a couple this is a place that is not to be missed. I went here about 3 years ago and honestly its the first place I think of when I think of Galway. It is a little cafe that does so many different types of teas,coffees, cakes & treats and the decor is just adorable. It has the cutest china tea pots and 1920's music playing in the background. I just loved it!

Jungle cafe - We just stopped by for coffee. Its jungle themed hence the name and perfect for those insta shots.

Last but not least 
 Caprice cafe - We went here for breakfast before heading back to Dublin and I was raging that we hadn't got dinner here during our stay, its such a cute spot.

Where to grab a drink...

I feel like a bit of a gin connoisseur since being down in Galway. Every drink I had was a different gin and do you think I can remember any of them now a week later 😢 Would it be weird to take notes in a bar of what drinks you like? probably! Anyway I liked them all and learnt that I like a fruity gin. 
Galway is known for great night out and it didn't disappoint. So much so that as soon as we were on the road home I was talking about organizing my work Christmas party down there.We were there a Tuesday and Wednesday and the place was still lively and buzzing, there was no empty bars but just a nice atmosphere in all of them. I will leave a list below of some of the ones we ventured to.

Hyde bar - you simply cant go to Galway and not go to this bar!

An pucan- the live music was brill here.

The front door pub & Tigh Nora - we got talking to a really nice bar tender here who really knows his drinks. His name was Fiachra, so if you are heading grab a drink upon his recommendations.

The kings head

The quays bar - this bar is really touristy and was actually jammer's the Tuesday we went. Its another branch of the quays bar in temple bar where myself and Damien met so we went in for a couple. Great for a trad session.

Tig Choili- the tiniest pub but one to experience.

Hope you enjoyed this post and have a great time if you are heading to Galway.



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