Easter in Ireland Part 3: Galway

Salmon wier

Salmon weir

I decided to have a day all to myself in Galway, to do a bit of shopping, looking around and enjoying life in general. Even if the weather was overcast it was a warm day and very good shopping weather. I clearly was not the only one who had come up with this idea, because the streets was filled with people.

Galway food festival

Galway food festival

There was a food festival on in town all easter and you could find trucks and tents serving good food that you wouldn’t normally find everywhere. It was very packed so I didn’t try to much, but it was nice to stroll down and have a look.



I found most of what I wanted in the shops around, but after a while I felt a bit claustrophobic with all the people in the streets and in the shops, so I went over to Eyre Square to st down with a coffee and enjoy some space and the warm day.

Eyre Square

Eyre Square

Because there wasn’t too much sun the park was luckily not overcrowded and I got to have a seat on a nice bench where I coud read my book and drink my coffee.


When I headed back to Tuam to enjoy a nice dinner and a night out with friends, I was very happy with my me-day spent in Galway! And I was very happy with the things I got when out shopping. The only thing I did not find that was on my list was a new spring jacket. But I guess I’ll just have to keep looking 😉


15 thoughts on “Easter in Ireland Part 3: Galway

  1. I liked Galway, luckily we had a lot of sunshine when we visited.

  2. writerinsoul says:

    That sounds lovely. Little solitary jaunts can be the most satisfying – you pay more attention to everything around you.

    • masgautsen says:

      Oh I find them amazing. It helps clear my mind and I’m abel to enjoy more off the little thing I notice on the way. Just as you say one does pay more attention to things.

  3. Looks like you had fun, Maja. The two things that I remember most about my visit to Galway are that fast-flowing river (captured in your atmospheric photo) and the imitation Marks and Spencer. Is the latter still there?

  4. mommermom says:

    We all need a little ‘me’ day from time to time. It helps recharge the batteries. 😊

  5. Well, I missed this one somehow. I’m sorry, it didn’t look crowed to me. Maybe it’s my perspective from the crowds we have here. I don’t care for them either. I shop early in the day to avoid them. Everyone needs a little quiet time to do their thing alone. I’ve come to cherish it more and more as I get older. Glad you had a good time. Let us know when you’ve found that spring jacket. 🙂

    • masgautsen says:

      It might not look to crowded because I didn’t stop in the crowd to take photos. I find my energy in the quiet time. I’ve given up the search for the jacket. It’s nowhere to be found. Maybe next years fashion will allow me to find a jacket I like 🙂

      • I am not fond of crowds either. Guess that’s why I spend so much time alone. You got a lucky photo shot. Finding fashion is getting harder and harder. I’m ready for the old to be new again with a twist. I think that’s why I keep trying to find time to sew. There is very little out there to buy.

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