Give your family name and if it is of Irish origin, I will give you a detailed look at its origins, significance, meaning and mire besides!
A fun and detailed tour of the medieval heart of Galway. Hear about the origins of the city itself while marvelling at the qyality of the street music. Learn the best places to eat and make merry. Stand where John F. Kennedy stood as he charmed the charming Galeegian crowd. See that history can be complex, confusing and full of characters who could easily have made modern news headlines with their antics. Most of all, let's walk, talk and have a good time!
I am fun and energetic and above all, open to new ideas. Life is for living and live it I shall try! I am a native Galwegian. Yep, born and bred. I ha...
I am fun and energetic and above all, open to new ideas. Life is for living and live it I shall try! I am a native Galwegian. Yep, born and bred. I have realised that means little, as we all came from somewhere else. I could have French, English, Viking, Spanish and other blood mixed in with my Celtic genes. All good and I have always had a soft spot for the Spanish. They call Galway the Spanish city.
I am a free spirit who tries not to be too caught up in being told what to do by 'The Man.' He can do his thing and I will do mine. I provide guided walking tours around my native city. It is an eclectic mix of Galwegians, tourists, drifters and many others who all add to its beautiful carnivalesque atmosphere. There could be some San Francisco in the air here. Live free brother and sister. You do your thing and let me do mine. The world needs a little more of that at times.
I have travelled fairly extensively but need to see more. Geography was always my favourite subject in school. O, the Amazon, Antarctica or the U.S. prairie. All there to be seen. Just so much to investigate. Give me that open pass to the world now. I would even go say hello to the majority of people in the world's trouble spots who probably would rather just have a cup of tea and a chat.
Galway is my home city and is Ireland's cultural capital. Festival after festival abounds from Saint Patrick's weekend right thoughout the year. It is full of many gifted and talented artists, being an artistic and musical hub. World-famous theater and groups like Macnas ensure it is well represented on the international stage. The locals are very friendly and the city has been voted among the friendliest on earth! Its small size invites the visitor in, who can easily get lost and distracted in Galway's medieval alleys and sidestreets.
Dublin is Ireland's capital and its historical past is everywhere. It has so much history on every street corner with iconic buildings like the General Post Office, Kilmainham Jail and Trinity college all just crying out to be photographed. It is another city absolutely loaded with gifted artists and has produced greats like U2, the Dubliners and so many more too numerous to mention. Its size is not too overwhelming but there is plenty of public transport, if needed. And then there is Guinness and the poetry that comes with it!
Ancient Limerick is sometimes overlooked but at your peril! Great nightlife and its pretty Georgian streets by the Shannon with the magnificent Saint John's castle will charm anyone into submission. Again, history and culture are everywhere to be found. It is also amajor Irish sporting hub,being the home of Munster rugby, where victory was achieved over the All Blacks in 1979. Limerick folk will remember that one!