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Our day in Galway

on September 14, 2012

We’re over in Galway for a couple of days and here are some snaps from today. The county is in a bit of a state as they drew in the All-Ireland hurling finals last weekend and they have a re-match on next weekend. It’s a very big deal. We are staying at a fabulous hotel here in Galway – it was designed by famous Irish milliner Philip Treacy (you may know him as the guy who created Princess Beatrice’s hideous hat) and is very quirky.

Wandering around Galway…

Nothing says ‘welcome to the G Hotel’ like cupcakes. And they were delicious.

G Hotel’s reception hall & bar feels very Willy Wonka. Or Legally Blonde.

The strangest hotel hallway I ever did see. Pretty much pitch black, but for the little lights near the floor. (And this was taken during the day.)

And probably my favourite pic for the day is this slightly dusty looking politician who didn’t bother making too much of an effort for his campaign posters. I know ‘action speaks louder than words’, John, but so do photographs.

John’s the man. This sign was in a house window, along with a little kitten.


8 responses to “Our day in Galway

  1. Ooooh – Sparks, I want to stay at a Philip Treacy hotel. Jealous!

    • Cate says:

      Was thinking of you, TSL – you’d love it! The lamps are hat shaped, there are fashion photos everywhere and the style is very funky…including giant purple lounges in the dining room. Highly recommend it! :-)

  2. MJH says:

    OK, Cate, love the travel blog ! . John Braken looks as though he could be the next Napoleon Dynamite ! Vote 1 for Pedro .

  3. Love it all! Want the hotel, the cup cakes and the gig to sort out that guys campaign, seriously Obama has nothing on him! Maybe we should introduce him to Rudd and his hair dryer!:-)

    • Cate says:

      Yes! He has quite the ‘do, BCD. The hotel was fabulous – so many amazing details that I couldn’t capture here properly, recommend that you check out the website and – even better – add it to your list of places to visit! :-)

  4. Jen O'B says:

    Looks amazing – awesome photos. Wish I could peruse the claddagh jewelry store!

    • Cate says:

      Hey, thanks Jen! I know, I love Galway – it’s a very cool place. Was actually very crowded there and there weren’t even any races or festivals or the usual things that attract the crowds, it’s just a great place to be! :-)

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