Dublin is known for its sparkling nightlife, the bright green that invades every corner and the proverbial hospitality of its inhabitants who never miss the opportunity to sit with you in a pub to reveal the secrets of the city, the places that you cannot miss
One of Ireland’s favourite visitor experiences, the Cliffs of Moher tower over the rugged west Clare coast. Walk the safe, paved pathways and view the famous Cliffs on Europe’s western frontier and enjoy the spectacular vistas over the Atlantic Ocean and the Aran Islands. Their natural beauty has inspired artists, musicians, and poets for generations, as well as absorbing scientists and geologists, drawn by the unique landscape in which they sit. The Cliffs of Moher, the most famous cliffs in Ireland, will leave you awestruck, creating memories that will stay with you forever.
Galway is a vibrant city in Ireland: charming, romantic and modest in size full of traditions, culture and quaint alleys.Galway is a city in everyone’s heart, a charming, romantic and modestly sized place full of traditions, culture and alleys picturesque.
The historic center is so full of pubs and restaurants that you don’t know which one to enter. And sometimes there is no need. Just stay on Quay Street, the main street, to realize how special Galway is.
Galway boasts its own intrinsic beauty and strategic location that has made it what it is. Although the economy is based on agriculture, livestock, fishing and the extraction of lead, zinc and copper, tourism occupies a hierarchical position.
The Cathedral of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven and Saint Nicholas (Ard-Eaglais Mhaighdean na Deastógála agus Naomh Nioclás in Gaelic) is the Catholic cathedral and major city attraction. It is a building built in 1958 on the site where the old city penitentiary stood. Galway Cathedral was completed in 1965 and dedicated to the Assumption of Mary at the behest of Cardinal Richard Cushing. The architect is John J. Robinson who, in the past, has designed many churches in Dublin and throughout the country.
Galway Cathedral’s architecture draws on many influences. The dome and columns reflect a Renaissance style. Other features, including rose windows and mosaics, echo the vast tradition of Christian art. The dome, positioned at a height of 44.2 meters (145 feet), is a landmark of the Galway skyline.
Eyre Square An Fhaiche Mhór in Irish is located in the heart of Galway city and is officially known as John F. Kennedy Memorial Park. A bust of American President Kennedy remembers that day in 1963 when the American president gave a speech in front of 100 thousand. His last trip before the assassination. The square dates back to the Middle Ages, when the markets took place in front of the city gates.
It still forms a popular gathering place for visitors and residents alike. Grassy areas are a lot on sunny days. There is also a playground. Over the years, the square has undergone a series of name changes and restorations before becoming the current square. Don’t miss the historic home, now a port, of the Browne family (1627) and the Quincentennial fountain (1984) which represents the Galway Hooker, a traditional fishing boat unique to Galway.
Lynch’s Castle is located between Shop Street and Abbeygate Street and is home to the AIB bank. The monument may go unnoticed yet it is a prime example of a medieval fortified house. A four-story fortress with carved windows, gargoyles and ornamental moldings and cornices. Built by the mighty Lynch family, one of the mighty 14 tribes that ruled Galway, the castle served to protect against raids. Some parts of the limestone building date back to the 14th century.
The Lynch family has been influential and prominent in Galway’s history. In 1493 James Lynch Fitzstephen, then mayor of Galway, hanged his son for the murder of a Spanish sailor. The family coat of arms is clearly visible on the facade, accompanied by other coats of arms. Those of Henry VII and Fitzgerald of Kildare. Part of the mansion was added in 1808 and a carved door was built in 1933.
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Our guests can choose from different diets, including vegetarian, Jain or non-vegetarian (Halal will not always be available) meals. Passengers should advise the tour representative of their preferred diet on day one. The meals are pre-set buffet, and a choice of menu is not available.
Dinners are usually provided within the hotel or restaurant. In case of medical issues or allergies you should always consult your tour representative if you are not sure of what ingredients a dish contains.
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