Dublin to Galway and back to Booterstown! September 13th 2019 Lovely blue skies greet us as we take the train to Galway. A lovely lady named Berna sits beside me on the journey. She taught school for 40 years, and raised a Downs syndrome son whom she wrote a book about. Berna presented me with a copy of this booklet at the conclusion of our train trip.
Galway means stony river. In 1477 Christopher Columbus visited here. On arriving, the weather changes to ... read more
Europe » Ireland » County Galway Celtic tribes arrived on the island between 600-150 B.C. Invasions by Norsemen that began in the late 8th century were finally ended when King Brian BORU defeated the Danes in 1014. English invasions began in the 12th century and set off more than se... ... read more