May 30, 2009

Fáilte go Gaillimh

Filed under:News!,Photography,Stash,Travel — Aileen @ 15:46

The Volvo Ocean Race is in town until next weekend so Alb and I decided to make a long-overdue photo trip down to have a look at what’s going on.

Neither of us know anything about boats – to us the racing boats just look like medium-sized yachts (although I am sure that to the trained eye they are very impressive). What we enjoyed more today was walking around the docks amind the throngs of people in to have a gander. There is a great festival atmosphere around the place with music playing, plenty of various food and drink huts, a stage for nighttime entertainment… it’s all going on.

Today, there is a ‘short’ race out in the bay. They all left at about 11am and won’t be back in until 7pm. At 1130, the Red Arrows flew by to perform and I think to get people out to Salthill to support the race. I have been lucky enough to see the Red Arrows here in Galway twice before and as always, they didn’t disappoint.

Afterwards, we walked back through town. Lots of shops have decorated their displays with nautical themes… this was my favourite one!

This was in the window of one of my favourite shops in Galway. It is a bakery beside Powells just off Shop Street. I think I have only been in it once, but I always make sure to walk by and check out their display: it is always so creative and cheerful. They regularly have big dishes of these guys out on display. Is there anything more yummy than meringue?!

I stopped by Lola Rose (which is the nicest place to have a poke around – they have some really funky Rowan fabrics now too) and picked up some Colinette mohair…

…and we walked through the weekend market and had some sushi from Wa Café. If you’re living in the Galway area, they do Japanese craft and sushi classes as well as great sushi.

I have got knitting to show – I got started on my first green sleeve and I am nearly finished the body of Pioneer – but I’ll show you tomorrow. Think we’re off in a while to see the boats come back in so I think a cup of tea is in order.



  1. Glad to see you captured some sailing related shots. Enjoy the atmosphere

    Comment by Helen Mc — May 30, 2009 @ 19:20

  2. I’m ashamed to say I never visited Galway ! I need to go…this colinette mohait is very lovely 😉

    Comment by Laureole — June 1, 2009 @ 07:05

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