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The Festival of Beltaine

The festival of Beltaine is upon us, when we welcome the long summer days. The name derives from Bel, the Celtic sun deity Belenus and “teine” the Irish for fire. Beltaine was one of the four major festival in the ancient celtic calendar, the rituals surrounding the festival were thought to attract good fortune and …

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How to eat like a local

Galway have so many fine eateries, no wonder it was nominated top foodie destination 2020 by BBC Good Food. Whether it’s the super fresh seafood from the wild Atlantic or grass-fed beef from the Galway’s rolling pastures, there is something to please every palate. If you wish to fully explore everything Galway has to offer, …

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Heritage Week Freebie

I’m delighted that my audio walk of Galway City has been added to the events schedule for Heritage Week. To avail of a limited free coupon, please follow the link below or go to my website www.galwaywalkingtour.ie. It’s simple to use just download the VoiceMap app. and choose Galway City. Once downloaded you can re …

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Bringing in the Corn

Bringing in the Corn: We are in the midst of the Celtic harvest festival of Lughasna, when the crops are ripe and traditionally the living is easy! My new tour on the VoiceMap app. explores the evolution of Ireland’s cuisine. During this one hour stroll through Galway City, discover all that is unique about Irish …

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