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MY 2016 VISIT TO SALTHILL

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When she was a child my mother, who is now 97, lived and went to school not far from Salthill which was at the time a very popular holiday destination.
 
As I have never liked Irish seaside resorts and as my mother has always described Salthill as similar to Bray I never bothered visiting until this week. While my mother’s description is accurate to some degree I would describe it as being more attractive than Bray. Unfortunately I rained for the duration of my visit and because of the overcast sky my photographs are less colourful than I would have liked.
 
Salthill is a seaside area in the City of Galway in the west of Ireland. Lying within the townland of Lenaboy, it attracts many tourists all year round. There is a 2 km long promenade, locally known as the Prom, overlooking Galway Bay with bars, restaurants and hotels.
 
Salthill was, until 2007, home to one of the biggest non-fee paying air shows in Galway, the Salthill Air Show, which took place in June over Galway Bay. The show annually attracted over 100,000 people and generated over €1m in revenue.
 
I got the 401 bus from Eyre to Salthill Promenade - there is a bus every twenty minutes. To the best of my knowledge the bus fare is Euro 1.80 each way but as I have a travel pass I did not have to pay.
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    MY 2016 VISIT TO SALTHILL

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    MY 2016 VISIT TO SALTHILL

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    MY 2016 VISIT TO SALTHILL

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    MY 2016 VISIT TO SALTHILL

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    MY 2016 VISIT TO SALTHILL

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    MY 2016 VISIT TO SALTHILL

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    MY 2016 VISIT TO SALTHILL

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    MY 2016 VISIT TO SALTHILL

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    MY 2016 VISIT TO SALTHILL

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    MY 2016 VISIT TO SALTHILL

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    MY 2016 VISIT TO SALTHILL

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    MY 2016 VISIT TO SALTHILL

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    MY 2016 VISIT TO SALTHILL

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    MY 2016 VISIT TO SALTHILL

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    MY 2016 VISIT TO SALTHILL

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    MY 2016 VISIT TO SALTHILL

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    MY 2016 VISIT TO SALTHILL

  •  MY 2016 VISIT TO SALTHILL

    MY 2016 VISIT TO SALTHILL