Daily Wanderlust: Galway, Ireland

Written by on March 17, 2012 in Destinations - 6 Comments

Exactly two years ago, I was sitting in a bed, hungover and in a fight with my liver after meeting Abbey, of A Chick With Baggage, in Dublin.

For four days, we took on Ireland, hitting the Jameson Distillery, Guinness factory and pretending we owned Temple Bar. The day before St. Patrick’s Day, we, along with two of her friends, drove her tiny car across the country to Galway, where Abbey was living.

To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day IN Ireland … what an experience!

Here, Galway surrenders to the twilight of evening, the day after celebrating St. Patrick.

About the Author

Diana Edelman is a travel writer and expat currently residing in Spain. Previously, she lived in Chiang Mai, Thailand where she worked for Save Elephant Foundation and Elephant Nature Park, an organization dedicated to rescuing elephants and raising awareness about responsible elephant tourism. A former career breaker and long-term solo traveler,  today, Diana is a responsible elephant tourism expert and the co-founder of #RTTC, the Responsible Travel & Tourism Collective, which includes a weekly chat on Twitter focusing on responsible tourism. She has spoken about responsible tourism at TBEX Europe and Asia and has appeared as an elephant tourism expert in numerous documentaries. Recently, Diana was featured in an episode of House Hunters International. She is a regular contributor to Top 10 Vegas, and her writing has appeared in About.com, Thought Catalog, The Huffington Post, Matador Network, Travel + Escape, Luna Luna, Vegas Seven, World Nomads, Viator, CheapOair, OneTravel and more.

6 Comments on " Daily Wanderlust: Galway, Ireland "

  1. Andi of My Beautiful Adventures March 18, 2012 at 9:20 am · Reply

    I bet that was an incredible experience!

    • Diana March 18, 2012 at 6:25 pm · Reply

      Oh yeah!! Definitely fun and memorable!

  2. Christy March 18, 2012 at 2:40 pm · Reply

    I was just thinking how fun it would be to spend St. Patty’s Day in Ireland. I think I’m adding that one to the bucket list now. Lovely photo!

    • Diana March 18, 2012 at 6:25 pm · Reply

      It was definitely fun! And seriously hard on my body. I remember the final night in Ireland, I was BEAT, barley had a voice and was asleep by 8 p.m.

  3. hitchhiker42 May 10, 2012 at 4:00 pm · Reply

    Oh, you were on William Street standing in front of Galway Camera. That’s a pretty good store by the way. Did you see the statue of Oscar Wilde sitting in front of Lazlo Jewellers? He is sitting on a bench with Eduard Wilde, an Estonian writer. I think Galway is sister-cities with Tartu, Estonia. (I’ve never heard of it either.)

    Galway is a really nice town. I can recommend a couple restaurants: Eastern Tandoori on Bridge Street and Thai Garden over by Spanish Arch.

    • Diana May 11, 2012 at 5:00 pm · Reply

      Thanks for the tips! I don’t remember everything I saw there … but the statue sounds familiar!

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