12 Great Reasons to Visit County Galway, Ireland

The gorgeous landscape of County Galway

1. See gorgeous landscapes

Tour Kylemore Abby, Connemera, Co' Galway.
Kylemore Abbey, Connemera, Co’ Galway.

2. Tour Kylemore Abby- a Gothic Revival castle turned abbey for the Benedictine nuns 

Galway Farmer

3. Meet friendly Irishmen

View ancient Celtic Crosses in ancient cemeteries
Galway Cemetery

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4. Visit ancient burial grounds and see lots of  Celtic crosses 

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W.B. Yeats house “Thoor Ballylee”

5. Visit W.B. Yeats summer home “Thoor Ballylee”

Coole Park, Gort, Co.' Galway
Coole Park, Gort, Co.’ Galway
Coole Park, Gort, Co.' Galway
Coole Park, Gort, Co.’ Galway

6. Visit Coole Park, the home of Lady Gregory who was good friends with W.P. Yeats 

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Morans Oyster Cottage, Kilcolgan, Co.’ Galway, Ireland
Paddy Whisky, Morans Oyster Cottage, Kilcolgan, Co.' Galway, Ireland
Paddy Whisky, Morans Oyster Cottage, Kilcolgan, Co.’ Galway, Ireland

7.  Attend the world famous oyster festival at Morans Oyster Cottage in September of each year and enjoy authentic Paddy Old Irish Whisky

Family Farm in Gort, Co.' Galway
Family Farm in Gort, Co.’ Galway

8. See Irish family farms that date back generations

Horses saying hello on farm in Gort, Co.' Galway
Horses saying hello on farm in Gort, Co.’ Galway
Horse on family farm in Gort, Co.' Galway, Ireland
Horse on family farm in Gort, Co.’ Galway, Ireland
Horse on family farm in Gort, Co.' Galway, Ireland
Horse on family farm in Gort, Co.’ Galway, Ireland

9. Be greeted by friendly horses on family farms 

Ballindooley Castle, Castlegar, Co.' Galway, Ireland
Ballindooley Castle, Castlegar, Co.’ Galway, Ireland

10. See medieval Norman castles

St. Coleman's Well, Gort, Co.' Galway, Ireland
St. Coleman’s Well, Gort, Co.’ Galway, Ireland

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11. Say a prayer at St. Coleman’s well, located on the Fahey family farm in Gort, Co.’ Galway

Statue of Jesus Christ. Co.' Galway
Statue of Jesus Christ. Co.’ Galway

12. Receive a true Irish blessing

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One thought on “12 Great Reasons to Visit County Galway, Ireland”

  1. Jackie, these are great! Makes me want to go back to Ireland BADLY. How Liz would love the horses! I would love to see Yeats’ house and Kylemore Abbey (I remember seeing the Abbey on an episode of “Two Fat Ladies” once). What is the story of St. Coleman’s well? Neat! Thanks for sharing these great photos and Happy St. Patrick’s Day.

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