Day 5: Galway City & Bay to Trim
Today’s touring will be conducted at a much more leisurely pace, mirroring Galway’s laid back vibe. A morning drive along Galway’s Salthill Promenade with scenic views of Galway Bay will bring us to our first stop. The unique community craft market called An Spiddal and nearby Standun’s Irish store is a great place to pick up special gifts and quality wears. Nearby is a pretty shingle beach to observe locals fishing and watch the world go by. You will then return into town for a visit to stunning Galway Cathedral. Yours truly will then take you on a fascinating one hour storytelling walk through Galway’s narrow, maritime streets where you will hear tales of piracy, the love story behind the Claddagh Ring and an enduring mystery surrounding Christopher Columbus’s visit to the medieval seaport. Galway City is Ireland’s Atlantic cultural capital. It is also a vibrant, romantic place, where buskers and street performers are made welcome, and in return, they compliment its bohemian atmosphere. After lunch, you will enjoy a late afternoon drive across the rural Midlands of Ireland to the heritage town of Trim for your pre-airport transfer night.