Claire Fullerton's Blog Posts Tagged 'Galway' (6)

The Man from Derry

His name was Eoghan, and I never did catch his last name. A solid year spent with the desultory coming and going of this enigmatic man through the door of The Galway Music Center, and I came to accept him as Kieran’s friend from Derry. Kieran rarely explained himself, much less anyone attendant, and because he was the…

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Added by Claire Fullerton on August 30, 2016 at 12:30pm — 11 Comments

The Thing About Galway

Even on the best of days, when the weather is temperate and the sky soft and cloudless, Galway City has a worn, secondhand feel to it: an historic, pensive, erudite quality everywhere you roam down its serpentine streets. But there’s also an energetic undercurrent to Galway that seems to thrive on the idea of opposites,…

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Added by Claire Fullerton on March 16, 2016 at 12:00pm — 21 Comments

Reconnecting with Kieran



After more years than I care to count, Kieran has resurfaced. The last time I saw him, it was raining; it was one of those gray Galway days on New Castle Road, and I’d sleuthed Kieran out, after swearing to Adrian I’d never tell who had told me where I…

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Added by Claire Fullerton on December 3, 2015 at 9:00am — 8 Comments

The Woods of Kylemore Abbey

If one is travelling through Connemara, one of the more compelling tourist destinations is Kylemore Abbey, a Benedictine monastery since 1920, which sits majestically surrounded by wooded acres behind a tranquil lake. The…

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Added by Claire Fullerton on April 27, 2015 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

Ireland Travel with a Loose Plan

Once upon a time, I spent a year living on the western coast of Ireland, in an area of Connemara called Inverin, which is thirteen miles up the coast road from Galway City. Last October, I had good cause to return for nine days, and had invited a childhood friend to accompany me sans…

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Added by Claire Fullerton on April 6, 2015 at 11:00am — 6 Comments

The Irish Keys

I’ve had many people ask about the picture on my author page where I’m standing against a gray stone wall on a windswept day in the middle of an Irish field with what are obviously the ruins of a monastery behind me. Observant people have said to themselves, “Wait, there’s a ruined…

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Added by Claire Fullerton on March 30, 2015 at 7:00pm — 11 Comments

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