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 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.