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Our Weekend in Galway

I’m so excited to tell you about our weekend in Galway! We had new experiences & so much fun. This post will give you an overview of what we did & then there will be some more detailed posts coming very soon.

We left home on Friday & our first stop was the Galway Aquarium.  It took an hour & fifteen minutes to see everything. We had a good look at each exhibit & took our time reading the signs & talking to the kids about the different fish. The aquarium is a bit dark & there is a wave pool when you first walk in. The noise of the waves frightened our daughter who is 2 & she was a little wary walking around but really enjoyed seeing the “baby fish.”

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They have some very cool exhibits, the one below was my favourite. It was so realistic, the kids thought it was a real fisherman sitting there!

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We watched this crab putting rocks on his back. The kids thought it was a poor attempt at hide & seek. lol

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We were very kindly guests of the lovely Connacht Hotel for the weekend. We received a very warm welcome Friday afternoon when we walked into our well-appointed 2 bedroom apartment. There is so much for families to do in the hotel. The kids adored the pool & kids club. Read my full review of the Connacht Hotel here!

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We were thrilled to be invited to the Galway Oyster Festival. It was such a stylish event & the food was delicious. I tried my first raw oyster!!! You will have to read my Oyster Festival post to find out if I ate it or spat it out! 😉

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After the oyster festival, we had dinner at one of our favourite restaurants in Galway, The Brasserie on the Corner. The food is always exquisite, service is perfect & the atmosphere is lively. I love everything about this restaurant & highly recommend you check it out if you are in Galway. The pre-theatre menu is very reasonable with generous portions & delicious flavours.

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On Sunday, I attended my very first blogger event! It was held by the Into The West Blogger Network (ITWBN) at Glenlo Abbey. We had delicious treats & listened to the very talented Retro Flame speak about her blogging experiences. I have so much more to say about this so there will be a dedicated post to come. Here’s a little teaser of our tasty afternoon tea!

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My husband & the kiddies did some shopping while I was at the ITWBN Event. After they collected me, we took a drive through Leenane. The scenery was stunning. These photos don’t truly capture its beauty.

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That is a road along the side of the mountain! And yes, we drove on it! What a fabulous view.

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We always enjoy visiting Galway. Not only is it a beautiful county but there’s is also so much to see & do! The energy of the city is upbeat & contagious! There are some amazing street performers, fabulous food & stunning scenery.

I’m truly thankful for the opportunities blogging has brought me. Our weekend in Galway was full of amazing experiences. I’d like to give a big thank you to the Connacht Hotel & the Galway Oyster Festival for hosting us this weekend. Keep an eye out for more about our weekend in Galway coming soon!


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