We parked the bus in the car park, and walked up the road to the castle. Just before we stopped here, we were traveling near the Athenry where Brian taught us the amazing song "The Fields of Athenry" It is practically Ireland's second national anthem. It is sung all the time and depicts the tragic love story of a young couple during the time of the Great Hunger. During this time, the Irish would get desperate and steal food. If they were caught they were imprisoned until a ship could take them to Australia as slaves. This is what happens to the couple in this beautiful song. It is now one of my favorites.
|The marshy bay surrounding the castle which helped protect it.|
Suddenly this "random" stop became less random and far more significant.
|Swans. There are tons of them here.|
|The streets of Galway.|
|Recognize that name?|
|This one was funny to see.|
|One of the many street performers.|