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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Grant tour begins in Galway July 2018

My latest tour began in Galway today, when i collected Ilene and Jim Grant, all the way from Chicago, after they arrived from Dublin..They  had spent the first couple of days in Dublin, visiting their daughter, who had been studying there . The weather was gorgeous once again, and it looks set to continue over at least the next few days.
The picture above, is one of the main door of the Browne family's home in Galway, and which stood in the center of this Anglo Norman town. The Browne's were one of the fourteen ruling families, mainly of Norman descent, who virtually ran this city, and which, because of these fourteen families, became known as the city of the Tribes.

The river Corrib flows through the center of Galway city. It is not a long river, as the Corrib lake, where it originates, is only some four miles upstream. Here we have Ilene and Jim , standing on the salmon weir bridge, with the river, and the weir, in the background. This is a great salmon river, and we could actually see many fine salmon in the water below the bridge today.
A better view of the river, with the weir, which controls the flow of the water from the lake, so that they can conserve water, if there is a need, in dry weather.
The seafront, on the western side of the city at Salthill, is where i was born and reared, and here we have, Ilene and Jim, standing on the promenade, with the Salthill beach in the background. The hills in the distant background, are the hills of county Clare and the Burren, where we will be tomorrow.

Our final destination today was the town of Kinvara, and in the picture above, we have, the ancient Dun Guaire castle, one of the most photographed castles in Ireland. Kinvara is a lovely quaint, and very Irish harbour town, with great old style pubs, and fine steak and seafood restaurants.You can also enjoy a medieval banquet in the castle here, if you want an old fashioned Irish night.
Tomorrow we make our way into the famous Burren of county Clare, and on to the majestic cliffs of Moher.
Why not come along and enjoy.