Galway Guide: Three Things May 26, 2016 – Posted in: Galway, Travel

Earlier this spring the New York Times let the secret out about Galway when the city graced their 36 Hours Guide. As a local, I thought I should share a few of my favourite places in a mini Galway guide.

Galway Guide: Coffeewerk + Press

Coffeewerk + Press

This Werks
Coffeewerk + Press has undoubtedly the best coffee in Galway. Located on Quay Street it is also a treasure trove of beautiful design pieces and is a pick-me-up for both soul and senses.

Galway guide Seagan Ua Neachtain

Seagan Ua Neachtain

Drink Up
Just a few doors up is Seagan Ua Neachtain or Neachtains to the locals. This colourful pub is a Galway institution with cosy snugs and the most conducive atmosphere for chats.

Galway guide Inis Meain Knitwear

Inis Meain Knitwear

Island Life
Leaving the city behind head for Inis Meain. Our favourite of the three Aran Islands, it has the most breathtaking landscape. Bring your walking shoes and make sure to look up Inis Meain Knitwear. A visit to their factory in the mid-nineties resulted in the photoshoot above featuring my brothers, Alan Friel (model) and Fintan Friel (photographer). Their timeless classic garments still look contemporary almost twenty years on and inspire us to keep the unique West of Ireland aesthetic alive in our Galway Barrel Bag.