The Claddaugh Quay
The Claddaugh Quay is an area close to the center of Galway City, where the River Corrib meets Galway Bay. It was formally a fishing village, just outside the city walls. It is just across the river from the Spanish Arch, which was the location of regular fish markets where the locals supplied the city with seafood as recently as the end of the 19th century. People have been gathering seafood and fishing in the area for millennia. It is among the oldest former fishing villages in Ireland - its existence having been recorded since the arrival of Christianity in the 5th century.
The Claddaugh Quay is a very popular place for walking.
Seabirds, Green Grass and Boats
And, an amazing sky!
Swans and Seagulls
Some boats need repair.
She sketches during low tide.
Checking photos and reading...what a beautiful day it was.
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From here we strolled across the bridge and back into the city center looking for an early dinner.