Tag Archives: Galway

Gourmet Galway

During my visit to Galway City, Ireland I experienced a sensory explosion of beautiful,  fresh, locally sourced foods. From handmade chocolates, dairy farm cheeses, olives, fresh salmon, Atlantic Ocean seaweed, artichokes, freshly baked breads, homemade jams, local meats to  farm fresh vegetables, the food was a culinary feast.   In fact, throughout my two week visit to Ireland, I consistently enjoyed fresh, locally sourced food that was delicious. So on your next visit to Ireland, venture out and enjoy the gourmet abundance of fresh, locally sourced foods.

The Enchanting West of Ireland

In 2011, I visited the West coast of Ireland for the first time.  I was awestruck by the enchanting scenery of ancient stone walls, Norman castles, and miles of unspoiled landscapes.  Below are canvas wrap  photos of some of my favorite places.

Enjoy

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Canvas Wrap Print of County Kerry, Ireland
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Canvas Wrap Print, Irish Manor House, West of Ireland
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Canvas Wrap Print of Old Stone Cottage, County Mayo, Ireland
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Canvas Wrap Print, Landscape from the West of Ireland
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Canvas Wrap Print, Deer on Coole Estate, Galway, Ireland
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Canvas Wrap Print, Irish Sheep, County Mayo, Ireland
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Canvas Wrap Print, Race Horses, Galway, Ireland 

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In Memory of Irish Poet W.B. Yeats

January 28th marks the 150 anniversary of the great Irish poet William Butler Yeats. Featured are photograph’ s I took of Thoor Ballylee – W.B. Yeats summer home in the town of Gort, Co. Galway, Ireland. Yeats lived here in the 1920’s.

Thoor Ballylee, Co. Galway
Thoor Ballylee, Co. Galway
Thoor Ballylee, Co. Galway
Thoor Ballylee, Co. Galway
Thoor Ballylee, Co. Galway
Thoor Ballylee, Co. Galway

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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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How to Make Authentic Irish Coffee

Authentic Irish Coffee
Authentic Irish Coffee

How to Make Authentic Irish Coffee

This recipe is from my husband Michael Fahey who is from Galway, Ireland. Slainte.

Ingredients:

Irish Coffee glasses, good strong coffee, brown sugar, real Irish Whiskey (I recommend Paddy’s Whiskey), and real double cream (you can substitute with real heavy cream and whip it but avoid using artificial whip cream).

  1. Fill the glasses with hot water and let stand for a couple of minutes to preheat the glasses
  2. Discard the water and add two or three teaspoons of brown sugar to each glass
  3. Add a generous shot of Irish Whiskey – I recommend Paddy’s Whiskey
  4. Stir
  5. Add freshly brewed strong coffee and stir
  6. Pour a thick layer of cream on top
  7. Do not stir the cream into the coffee
  8. Sip and allow the spiked coffee to seep through the cream and enjoy!

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