Easter Break : Galwayfoodfestival, The Burren, The Galway Plaza

Hello all,

We are coming to the end of a 2.5 weeks Easter break,  yes, the break was 2,5 weeks long!

I had a few days off, and decided to visit the Galway Food Festival that took place from the 24th till the 28th of March. The weather was cold, wet and blustery, but I thought I’d go anyway, as I had heard about the Galway Food Festival via Twitter. Not that I am Twitter buff yet, far from, but as I interviewed Quickestfox Marketing  I learnt about the #galwayhour, which takes place every Tuesday from 9 PM till 10 PM. So I joined  in one evening, and got talking to Clew Bay cookies and wanted to taste those American style chocolate chip cookies. You can find them on Twitter @cookiequeenlisa

Check out this Video from the Clew Bay Cookies team !

 

The weather really didn’t improve until Easter Monday, when we went for our ( annual) spin/pilgrimage to the Burren, the Rockshop , followed by a stroll on the beach in Lachinch, Co. Clare

I took below videos at Crimlin, Co. Clare, which is on the way to the Cliffs of Moher.

And then also the other side!

We then drove past the Cliffs of Moher, had a cake stop at the Rockshop and then headed to Lahinch, Co. Clare.

Burren Co. Clare
Burren Co. Clare

To finish off the Easter break, I went for a quick trip to Dublin, and decided on the way back to call into the newly opened Galway Plaza off the M6 Motorway in Kiltullagh( Exit 16, Loughrea exit). I had seen some activity there the last time, and thought I’d take a quick peak. For those unfamiliar with the M6 Motorway, it was officially completed and opened to traffic on the 18th of  December 2009, and was the first city-to-city direct major inter-urban route to be completed in Ireland. Galway to Dublin is 198 Kms, which I can drive in about 2 hours, whilst other claim they can do it in 1 hour and a half!( P.S. the speedlimit is 120 Kms). If you are leaving Galway on a empty stomach, the first opportunity to eat something is in Athlone ( McDonalds). Granted, you  could take a few other prior exits, but they will lead you further land inward). Quite happy to say you no longer have to starve yourself ( or your fellow passengers) as the Galway Plaza has it all figured out. They really ought to call it the “The Galway Foodcourt Plaza”, as it has a a number of food outlets, eat your heart out! I use Google Photos, and just noticed that you can create videos, name the video and add music, style etc. So I created following Video.

As a side note, there was some news in the media this week about the Motorway they are building between Gort- Tuam, and how this motorway will get connected to the M6 early 2018. You can find the article here. Below is the an image of this gigantic interchange, I can’t wait for it to open!

The Rathmorrissey Interchange under construction ... where the M17/M18 Gort-Tuam Motorway will meet the M6 Galway-Dublin Motorway ( Connaugh Tribune)
The Rathmorrissey Interchange under construction … where the M17/M18 Gort-Tuam Motorway will meet the M6 Galway-Dublin Motorway ( Connaught Tribune)

Have a nice evening,

Katleen

 

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