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After getting the rental car out of the tiny garage at the Radisson Blu Royal in Dublin, I used Google maps to guide me out of the city and onto the highway that would take us the short drive into Galway (a little over 2 hours).
We’d heard really mixed reviews about Galway, and were excited to explore the town for ourselves.
All was going smoothly until the home stretch into the city of Galway.
Arrival and check-in
The city is changing the entire flow of traffic, and the directions I’d pulled up were no longer accurate. One-ways were rerouted, or closed, and the road that the Radisson Blu is on (Lough Atalia) had horrible traffic. I had to figure out the reroute while driving on the left side, in a city I’d never been to… and I had to pee so bad OMG.
The roundabouts are the worst.
We finally got parked at the Radisson Blu after a few false turns. As soon as I got in, I found the bathroom, then went to check in.
There was some sort of convention there I guess, as there were all these teenagers draped and strewn about all over the lobby. But we checked in relatively quickly and the desk agent was beyond nice.
Again, we were upgraded to a “Business Class” room which included free breakfast.
The hotel is about a 10-minute walk from the pedestrian area of town where most of the shops and restaurants are concentrated. From there, it’s another 10-minute walk to the other side of the River Corrib where the “real” Galway is located – lots of authentic pubs and shops over there.