Saturday, July 25, 2009

Claddagh Ring Shopping

Caitlin finally caved in and decided to take a wee bit of the luck o' the Irish home with her in the form of a Claddagh ring.

An impressive mural on the wall of the shop.

Mister Waffle!

After several failed attempts when we arrived only to find they'd closed early, we finally got to experience the bliss of Mr. Waffle. Here I am enjoying my sugar waffle with fresh whipped cream.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Dinner at Rodeo

Ate at a funny Western themed restaurant for dinner. They had John Wayne photos everywhere, and all the menu items were named for chaps who are famous in the history of the wild west.

They even had cacti on the table- how appropriate!

We got free "biscuits" called Wagon Wheels along with our bill.

Farewell Luncheon

We had a farewell luncheon this afternoon at Murty Rabbitt's pub.

Here I am with some of my new mates from William and Mary.

After lunch we picked up some truffles for dessert at Butler's Chocolate Cafe.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Progressive Party!

Celebrated one of the last nights in Galway with a dessert "Progressive Party." We visited each of the 5 William and Mary apartments, and enjoyed tasty desserts at each stop. Started in our own apartment with a spread of Digestive Biscuits, Jaffa Cakes, Strawberries, Cheesecake... and in honor of Supermac's, warm muffins with ice cream.

Then headed to the boys' apartment across the hall for homemade rice krispy treats- very impressive.

Next stop, chocolate and peanut butter cake- yum!

An impressive array of cookies in the next apartment.

Finished off the night with "ice lollies" - delicious!

Final Geology Field Trip

Drove through beautiful Connemara one more time for the final geology class field trip.

We visited the marine institute associated with NUI Galway, and learned pretty much anything a chap could ever want to know about salmon and cod- and then some... Also saw some beautiful tropical fish like these, which are bred to sell to hobbyists.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

"Wilde" Time in Galway

Went to run a few errands in the City Centre today, and came across Oscar Wilde!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

David Gray Concert!

Went to hear that lad David Gray perform as part of the Galway Arts Festival. Here I am in front of the "Big Top" where the concert was held.

It's a little hard to tell, but here I am in the crowd, enjoying the show.

Here I am with the ticket stub and advertisements afterwards.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Time to Hit the Books

Despite all the fun that's been going on, there's still a wee bit o' studyin' to be done as well. Here I am helping Caitlin review for her Irish Literature final exam.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

In Search of the Phantom...

Returned to the Opera House while it was open to actually get to tour inside. Here I am in the main foyer. Still no sign of that Phantom chap, though. :-)

Looking down on the grand staircase.

A model set that is stored in the on-site library. Just my size!

In the main part of the theatre.