Today, we will visit the Crumlin Gaol of Belfast and then head to Galway where we will be staying for the next three nights.
We got up at 8:00am, had breakfast and went to visit the gaol and we made it to the gaol for the 10:30am tour. It is quite a popular tour, we arrived there and bought tickets in person which was £9.00 for adults when we went. Parking is free for cars and there is plenty of parking spaces on site.
The tour ended at 12:00pm for us, so 1.5 hours and the tour brings you through the gaol, down one of the wings, through certain rooms and a walk of most of the grounds. There is a lot of history here and you do learn a lot about the gaol, if you buy the tickets online and ahead of time, it is a bit cheaper at £7.50.
After the gaol, we drove to Galway and stopped at a random Centra for a snack and gas and made it to Galway by 4:30pm. We checked into our B&B which will be The Huntsman Inn for the next two days and we will be moving to another B&B for another day in Galway since I wasn't able to extend our stay at The Huntsman Inn after we finalized our travel plans.
The Huntsman Inn is well reviewed online and it was actually a bit odd since it is part of a normal plaza and without knowing it, you would probably drive by it think that it was a series of restaurants. The actual inn itself is built on top of the restaurants. With check-in complete, we went to the local visitor center for some information. Allison got a lot of books and pamphlets and on a recommendation by someone at the tourist office, we visited An Pucan, a local pub, for dinner.
We ordered the Irish Stew and the 8 oz. rib eye. They were both good. The lamb in the stew was very tender, the steak was okay with a lot of sides, the salad was very nice. We finished by 6:30pm. There was live music here and it has a nice atmosphere, I would recommend coming here if you are looking for grab a bit. €46 total.
We chatted with our waitress for a little bit and we were told to wander down Williams Street to the river for a nice walk and explore the downtown area a bit. There is a small section of pedestrian only streets which was nice. We walked down to the water and walked back to the hotel and got back there at around 8:30pm and called it a night.
Tomorrow, after doing a bit of research, we will do a local day tour that will guide us to Kylemore Abbey and a few other sights.
|Breakfast at The Gregory House.|
|Fish Sculpture of Belfast.|
|Titanic Museum of Belfast.|
|Quick bite at Centra.|
|Deer in headlights.|
|Rib eye on the left, Irish Stew on the right.|
|I got your eyes! (Please don't be someone famous and important).|
|By the river.|