We departed from Doolin, the musical capital of the West coast by bus headed for Galway.
The route is called the Wild Atlantic Way and the area is known as the Burrens. We travelled along the rugged and rocky coastline passing through several small villages with names like Lisdoonvarna, Lisvaughn, Carran, Kinvarra, Ballindereen and Kilcollan.
After crossing the Clarin river we travelled through Clarinbridge and Oran town arriving in Galway at 14h30. This left us enough time to explore this historical city and still get to Dublin that night. We stored our bikes and luggage and walked the rest of the afternoon.
We met up with an interesting girl from Korea that was looking for a teaching post in Ireland and she joined us for lunch and our tour of Galway. Having missed lunch we decided to have fish and chips at the oldest established chip shop, O’Donaghue established 1902, on Shop Street. This was an excellent choice as the portions were large and the price was small. We then walked through Spanish Arch to the Galway museum which again was so informative. We strolled along the river toward the NUIG, National University of Ireland in Galway. At this stage the weather turned really cold yet the folk go about their normal business and sport. There was a game of “canoe polo” on the river but we were shivering from the cold. As Dave Symm always says “if you are to wait for the sun to shine you will not play any sport in the UK”.
From Galway we headed for Dublin and arrived at 22h30. We booked in to the Glen House and then scurried around to find something to eat. A quick shower and off to bed.
Eugene on a bike somewhere in the world