I got the chance to spend Halloweekend in Galway, Ireland. It is a beautiful little city, and Galway Girl was stuck in my head the entire time. When I first arrived in Galway after a 3-hour train ride I was starving! So a group of us found a cute breakfast place with eggs, sour dough bread, and my all time favorite… Coffee :)
Then we met back up with the rest of our group and took a walking tour of Galway. With Hurricane Ophelia passing through recently, there was dried heaps of seaweed all along the edge of the river bank, and the river itself, overflowing with water, seemed to race out toward the Atlantic. We got lucky with how beautiful a day it was, the sun was out, and musicians were on every street corner… I listened to the music more than the actual tour… Oops!
That night I went to a pub for a little bit. There was live music and guess what song the band finished with last? West Virgina…. The Irish love that song! The pub was hot and stuffy so we left and went to a Gelato place where we had a convo with some really nice Gelato makers who were more than happy to share their opinions with us on Ed Sheerhan’s attempt to capture what is Galway. To quote one: “It’s a catchy tune but we don’t sound like that.”