Galway is absolutely stunning. We arrived just before lunch and checked into the hotel, the Connacht Hotel, which was nice enough. Then we drove to Salthill which has glorious beaches and views into Galway Bay. We had lunch at a seafood place there, and then had an ice cream.
I love beaches when they're all grey like this, just beautiful
We went to Katie's Claddagh Cottage which was extremely small, as demonstrated by me, 5'5", standing in a doorway.
Then we went into Galway town centre and parked, and walked through the Latin Quarter looking at the shops and restaurants.
We went back to the hotel for a bit and then drove west. One of the things I wanted to see was the sun setting over the Atlantic, so we went as far west as we could get. We were down a small track with a ruined building next to us. There were lots of clouds which was a shame, but we did manage to see some of the sunset.
Panorama of a viewpoint about half way along our drive
This beach was my favourite I think
This was where we stopped for the sunset. There were hundreds of crab claws that birds must have discarded.
Selfie of us waiting for the sunset.
This was about as good as it got
Very creepy abandoned building just next to us!
And here was my very cute hire car, I really liked it.