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 (Map galwaycityl11o13 - N11)

Kennys Book Shop and Art Gallery on High Street is a treat to visit. All the publications are Irish; the artists are usually local. Many photos of famous literary visitors are on the walls. Out the back exit of Kennys and across the road is Charlie Byrnes, a second-hand bookshop with extensive collections: history and literary fiction are good. On Shop Street is Easons, with international publications including daily newspapers.

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Coole Park and Thoor Ballylee
Gort, Co. Galway. (Map west - E12)

Actually in County Galway, just 5 km north of Gort, Thor Ballylee is a 16th century tower which was the home of W.B. Yeats in the 1920s. Coole Park (house, nature reserve, picnic areas) also had strong literary connections in the early 20th century, frequented by Yeats, Casey, GB Shaw and others.

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Food Shops
Quay Street area, Galway. (Map galwaycityl11o13 - N11)

The food shops are so good that you will look for any excuse to eat al fresco: McDonaghs Fish Shop and Fish and Chips Bar; Sheridans Cheesemongers, Goyas Cakes, The Saturday Market for bread and grilled sausages, the French Bakery on Cornstore/Middle Street for bread and pastries, McCambridges on Shop Street for everything else.

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Galway Market
in front of St. Nicholas Church, Galway. (Map galwaycityl11o13 - N11)

Opening Times: All day Saturday; finishes early afternoon in winter.  

The Saturday market, in front of St. Nicholas Church, is really popular. Originally a simple fruit and veg market, many new stalls have set up offering local cheeses, bread, mussels, organic veg and herbs, a variety of jewellery, woollens and hand-made items, and the more exotic (to Irish tastes) olives, hot food of crepes, spicy sausages and dal dishes.

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Portumna Castle & Gardens
Portumna (Map west - G12)
Phone: +353 509 41658  
Opening Times: May- June Tuesday-Sunday 10.00-17.00 June -£rd October Daily 09.30-18.30  

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Traditional Craft and Design
Quay Street area (Map galwaycityl11o13 - N11)

The same Quay Street area has several of the best outlets for local and other Irish design. Judy Green: pottery; Design Ireland: furniture and furnishings; O’Mailles: woollens and tweeds. There are several more woollens, jewellery, craft shops in the area

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Walking around Galway
 (Map galwaycityl11o13 - N11)

The heart of bohemian Galway is around the Quay Street / Cross Street area (click on the Map button) with cafes, small restaurants, Galway’s oldest pubs, the medieval Kirwans Lane, the best design, pottery and woollens shops. At the north end is the 14th century St Nicholas Church and the Saturday market. At the south end is the River Corrib flowing into Galway Bay at the medieval Spanish Arch.

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Petersburg Outdoor Education Centre
Clonbur (Map west - )
Phone: +353 92 46483   Fax: +353 92 46705   Email:

Week full board £175.00 Weekend Full board £84.00- £50.00 Public Holiday Weekends £100.00

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