A Morning Spent Exploring Galway

October 1st.

This morning we headed out along the foggy bay to see the sights of Galway.

Foggy morning in Galway, IrelandFoggy morning in Galway, IrelandThe primary tourist sight in town was the local museum dedicated to local lore. This is a Galway Hooker, an Irish sailboat typical of the region. Galway Hooker, an Irish sailboat typical of the region at the Museum in Galway, IrelandHurling, a prehistoric game played in the area for 3,000 years. Involving a ball and a hurling stick, it is somewhat similar to grass hockey with football (soccer) terminology and rules. An exhibition on the art of hurling at the Museum in Galway, IrelandSilver sword and sheath, with cool lettering. An old silver sword sheath at the Museum in Galway, IrelandAn ancient town plan of Galway. 
An ancient town plan of Galway at the Museum in Galway, IrelandLocal superstition #1: ‘Do not go out to sea if you meet a red-haired woman’, something that likely happens a lot in Ireland. Although it doesn’t say this I suppose that if you do meet a red-haired woman you should just go to the pub instead.Irish superstitions at the Museum in Galway, IrelandAn undersea vessel that gives a simulated tour of the local waters.Undersea vessel displayat the Museum in Galway, IrelandTwo artsy shots for this post: first off the boats on the shore in the fog.Foggy morning in Galway in Ireland, run through the photo app SnapseedAnd then the sword in the museum which looks like it should be on the cover of a medieval novel.Sword in the Galway Museum in Ireland, run through the photo app StackablesNEXT: After this we ended up off the tourist trail in a previously unexplored part of Galway, with a fishing museum, the best pub in Galway, up and coming restaurants and 11th century icons hidden away in a San Franciscan monastery.

More on our 2015 trip to Ireland.

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