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July 2018 1wk@Galway City-DOCK ST good choice??

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July 2018 1wk@Galway City-DOCK ST good choice??

Travelling from Canada to spend 1 week (July 17-24) in Ireland and then 1 week in Scotland. I am in charge of the Ireland piece :) There are 6 adults (3 couples) and one child (boy, 11y) in our family and we have chosen to stay in Galway City as a base and then explore from there for a week. Have been looking at rentals (lets? lettings?) and there are a couple on Dock Street that caught my eye. I require 4 bedrooms and 2 baths (min) and want to be within walking distance to things, especially a store, a liquor store and pubs of course! Being close to a bus terminal, other attractions would be a plus . . . also must have a kitchen and laundry facilities (or close to Laundromat) - is the DOCK street area good for the things that I am looking for? I have read reviews, tried to street view on Google map and sent emails to the renters but thought this site might be helpful - thx :)

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1. Re: July 2018 1wk@Galway City-DOCK ST good choice??

The location is fine, you are literally a stone's throw from all the action. Galway will be busy with all the festivals and events but there's really no place like it during the summer. Book now as places and spaces fill up fast.

Galway is a great town to use as a base to explore Connemara, the Burren/Cliffs of Moher and any of the Aran Islands and Inishbofin too.

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2. Re: July 2018 1wk@Galway City-DOCK ST good choice??

Thx! Yes - have to book ASAP!! So exciting.

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3. Re: July 2018 1wk@Galway City-DOCK ST good choice??

Good central location. And you could take a short walk down Merchants Road or to this local hotel to do a deal on parking.

www.harbour.ie/

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4. Re: July 2018 1wk@Galway City-DOCK ST good choice??

I was also told it was walking distance to supermarket & liquor store & lots of pubs. Is this accurate?

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5. Re: July 2018 1wk@Galway City-DOCK ST good choice??

These maps of Galway city should help with your bearings:

http://www.townmaps.ie/galway.html

http://galwaycity.galway-ireland.ie/maps.htm

The train and Bus Eireann Stations are shown at Marker f, in the first link above:

Most of the private buses offering Day Trips tend to base themselves at the (New) Coach Station, shown at Marker 2, above.

Useful web site for the whole county:

https://www.galwaytourism.ie

Additional Day Tours include:

http://www.galwaytourcompany.com

http://wildatlanticwaydaytours.com

Your 'liquor store' is know as an 'Off Licence' in Ireland.

Pubs, galore:

https://www.galwaycitypubguide.com

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6. Re: July 2018 1wk@Galway City-DOCK ST good choice??

Dunnes Stores supermarket is located in the Eyre Square Shopping centre which is a five minute walk from there, it has a wine/beer/spirits section. Spar at the end of Mainguard St or Joyces on Fr Griffin Rd are other alcohol options.

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