There is an interesting facebook group called friends of Merlin Woods. Merlin Woods is a lovely green area on the outskirts of Galway city.The woods have already been decimated by houses built during the Celtic Tiger madness and now there are plans to build a road through the woods. Galway is a lovely city but the city fathers do not have any forward planning for anything and would not think decide about destroying this woodland. Some nice pictures on the site and a petition that needs support. If in Galway check them out as well as the castle there before they vanish.